Behind Lewis Hamilton – the Man or the Machine?

Image Description: Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF90 holds off Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes F1 W10, 2019 Italian Grand Prix, Monza, 8th September 2019 George Beglan explores Lewis Hamilton’s success relative to his arch-competitor for all-time records, Michael Schumacher.  So the time for the comparison finally came. Who is greater, Hamilton, or Schumacher? 14 years ago, it was […]

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Remembering Kobe Bryant

Some sporting individuals are remembered in a single snapshot. Tommie Smith’s black-clad fist in Mexico, Francois Pienaar’s handshake with Mandela in Johannesburg, Ben Stokes’ tribalistic roar at Leeds. Some are immortalised through totemic achievements. Ronnie O’Sullivan’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it maximum in Sheffield, Roger Bannister’s four-minute mile in Oxford, Nadia Comaneci’s perfect 10 in Montreal. Some remain etched […]

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Chinese delegates withdraw from Model UN simulation over Hong Kong controversy

Two delegations from prominent universities in Mainland China withdrew from the annual Oxford International Model United Nations (OxIMUN) conference following the introduction of the Hong Kong riots as a topic for debate. According to a statement published by the OxIMUN secretariat on 26th October, representatives from three Chinese delegations had ‘raised concerns related to the […]

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Male students 10.7% more likely to get a First

Statistics from 2015-2018 have shown that female students at the University of Oxford have been 10.7% less likely to receive first-class honours than their male counterparts. The data, which was pulled from the university’s public record, shows an attainment disparity between genders across a wide range of disciplines. Physics saw the highest discrepancy, with an […]

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