What matters in Hong Kong – China’s SAR

The incumbent Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR, C.Y. Leung, could not have picked a less opportune time to take office. In a summer rife with marked political developments at the regional and national level, C.Y. and his administration have found themselves to be the ill-fated punching bags for political frustration from a public brimming […]

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The EBacc: The numbers behind inflation and opportunity

By 2018 the ‘English Baccalaureate’ – a pastiche certificate including English, Maths, History/Geography and a language – is intended to replace GCSEs as England’s standard 16-plus measure of academic attainment. Michael Gove announced the move in order to counter the “grade inflation and dumbing down” engendered by GCSEs. Gove’s exam would not only be harder, […]

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Welcome, Freshers!

So, you’ve got the results you wanted, you’ve been in the photo, you’ve been out for a celebratory pint and you’ve come home to a Facebook full of likes from remote relatives for your “I GOT INTO OXFORD!” message. What now? Well, the unfortunate thing about Oxford is that, even with your results in the […]

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A step towards outfit equality

This move to remove gender based restrictions on sub-fusc is a really positive step towards equality – not just for transgender individuals, but between men and women as well. Gore Vidal, the great American writer, passed away on Tuesday. Among his most famous comments was that “There are no homosexual people, only homosexual acts”. His implication: […]

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