Join The Oxford Student for Hilary ’14!

We’re looking for enthusiastic writers, photographers, cartoonists, filmmakers and editors to join the paper in Hilary Term 2014. As the largest student publication in Oxford, The OxStu‘s print edition reaches over 15,000 readers every week and we’re always on the lookout for fresh talent. Add to those 15,000 the tens of thousands of visitors our website […]

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Exclusive: OUCA members’ secret British Empire dining society

The Oxford Student has received a dossier which points to the existence of a secret British Empire themed dining society made up of members of the Oxford University Conservative Association. The male-only group claims to be made up of ‘sound gentlemen of the University of Oxford’. The members refer to each other by names of […]

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George Monbiot: National Columnist’s Man Wilder

Sean Scoltock interviews Guardian columnist, writer and producer George Monbiot. “We live in a shadowland, a dim, flattened relic of what there once was, of what there could be again”, George Monbiot. If not literally feral, George Monbiot, the figuratively rabid Guardian columnist, by trade menacingly encircles cosseted elites. A self-described “unreconstructed idealist” with the […]

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Deserving of Much Ado: Interview with Joss Whedon, Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof

Ilana Masad talks to the director/writer and cast of the new Much Ado About Nothing about combining theatre and film, sex scenes, and getting drunk on set. The Oxford Union’s Gladstone Room couldn’t be more different than the space I’d just inhabited: the Gladstone is dark, heavily curtained, wood-panelled, reeking of aged books and history; […]

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Q&A: Much Ado About Nothing’s Joss Whedon, Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof

Filling the Oxford Union debating chamber, Joss Whedon, Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof walked in with genuine smiles and some waves, as well as a few glances around at the impressive room. On tour for Whedon’s newest film, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, first released at the Toronto International Film Festival in […]

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Update: Botched smash and grab leads to hospitalisation for Covered Market thief

Armed robbery, motorbikes and smoke grenades. They sound like the key elements of a cheap movie instead of a Saturday shopping trip, but at 9.15am on 30th March two men armed with a pickaxe entered the Covered Market on a motorbike and attempted to smash their way into John Gowing Jewellers. Police believe that a […]

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Oxford University Press sues Delhi University

This week there have been further protests against Oxford University Press’ attempt to sue Delhi University for copyright infringement. Several publishers, including Oxford University Press (OUP), Cambridge University Press (CUP) and the Taylor & Francis Group, are suing Delhi University, as well as a photocopying shop near the Delhi School of Economics, for selling copies […]

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Oxford innovation keeps human liver alive outside body

Technology developed by Oxford University has allowed human livers to be kept ‘alive’ outside the body prior to transplant. Donated human livers connected to a new machine were successfully maintained at body temperature, allowing them to continue to function outside the body. Two patients have received transplanted livers successfully preserved using the machine at King’s […]

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Worshipping at the Alt-ar

Hettie Burn interviews Mercury Prize winners Alt-J Arguably the most successful new British band of the year, there’s something wonderfully organic about Alt-J. The home-grown and honest undercurrent of their music is mirrored in the band’s public image, despite their recent rapid rise to Mercury-Prize-winning success. Formed during their studies at Leeds University in 2007, […]

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I, II, III, Bore: Crystal Castles’ ‘III’

It’s surprising that we’re still talking about Crystal Castles. The music press was palpably poised when their last album hit, ready to tear apart their giant, gig-cancelling, fan-punching egos, and dismiss them as another fad from the new rave wave that dragged along a generation of impressionable, dumb teenagers (myself, regrettably, included). But the record […]

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OMG! OMG! OMG!: One Direction’s ‘Take Me Home’

The OxStu office was a hive of excitement this week as leaks began to emerge from our favourite-boy-band-of-all-time-like-ever’s new album. ONE DIRECTION ARE BACK!!! We’ve had YOLO anthem ‘Live While We’re Young’ on repeat since September. Youtube started to get suspicious at the number of times I’d clicked repeat on the video. They clearly don’t […]

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Talking Points: are band names getting worse?

Lewis Coenen-Rowe and Otis Graham debate the trajectory of musical nomenclature.  Yes Nobody used to be remotely interested in band names. Artist’s simply had to find some kind of basic description to refer to themselves by; hence Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five, The Miles Davis Quintet, The Jackson Five (the significance of the number five in music […]

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