Behind the Scenes: OUPhilharmonia

Rosa Schiller-Crawhurst rehearses with one of the best orchestras in Oxford. The Oxford University Philharmonia was founded in 1992 to be run by and for students. It is regarded to be one of the friendliest and most open of the university orchestras – players are selected not simply on the basis of their technical competence, […]

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Behind the Scenes: The Gargoyles

On the Oxford a capella scene the Gargoyles offer something a little different. Instead of the pop beats of Out of the Blue or the Oxford Belles the Gargoyles scat their way to sweet jazz melodies. Rehearsals are full of ‘shoo-bopping’ and feet tapping – they just can’t keep still. They call it ‘the Gargoyle […]

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Wilde: All art-icles are quite useless

Isabel Saunders examines how scandal and secrets can make or break art On the sixth of April, 1895, Oscar Wilde was arrested in his room at the Cadogan Hotel in Knightsbridge for ‘gross indecency’.  After the first jury declared themselves unable to reach a verdict, Wilde was retried and subsequently convicted. Wilde was imprisoned, in […]

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Alternative Eater

Supermarkets are certainly convenient, but in order to buy tastier, more locally sourced and even cheaper produce it’s often worth looking a little further afield. Shopping in markets and ethnic supermarkets is much more enjoyable and you can often pick up things impossible to find in a regular supermarket. East Oxford Farmer’s Market Saturdays from […]

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Do you have a cultural conscience?

Emily Moore asks what can be done with the problem of internet piracy. Student living asks the vast majority of us to make some money-saving moves: why pay to access new music, TV series and films, when these products of popular culture are readily – and most crucially, freely – available online? Peer-to-peer software and […]

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