Fifth Week Blues?

Image description: blue smoke  Fifth Week Blues (fĭfth wēk blooz͞) pl.n . The burnout or unhappiness conventionally experienced by the students of Oxford during the fifth week of term. fifth week blues (fĭfth wēk blooz͞) pl.n . The burnout and unhappiness I experienced in the fifth week of term. One of the things I find […]

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Access at Oxford

The opinions in this article relate to the personal experience of the author Oxford has always had a reputation for being inaccessible and elitist. From societies like the Bullingdon Club to the trope of the Tory PPE student, this reputation is not entirely unfounded. And coming from a public school like Westminster, I was ashamed […]

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Activism or ‘Slacktivism’: Can social media really make a difference?

In the context of Black Lives Matter, the #MeToo movement, the refugee crisis and countless other events, social media activism has been at an all-time high. Individuals, mostly teenagers, sign petitions, share content and urge people to donate online. Some argue this is unsustainable and is merely “slacktivism”, but there is great potential for this […]

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Collage of OxCGRT Coders

‘Defending ourselves with Data’: The Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker

Image Description: Collage of some of the OxCGRT coders in a Zoom-like format.   COVID-19 has undoubtedly wreaked havoc upon the world as we know it, with not a single individual unaffected. From travel, work, uni, everyday activities, to even face-to-face interactions, so much of what was once familiar and ‘normal’ has been taken away from […]

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