Giving the homeless a helping ‘pfand’

Traveling can truly open your eyes to the extraordinary, and often overlooked differences between supposedly similar regions. Take for example, the different drinking cultures to be found in my homeland of England, and my current home of Germany. Here in Deutschland, the cheapest beers will set you a back a mere sixty cents, and, conforming […]

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Debate: “Does the Union makes a positive contribution to the life of the average Oxford student?

[yop_poll id=”5″] Proposition  by Chris Starkey The Oxford Union owes its existence to its ability to reflect the current interests of students. It was founded because intellectual freedom was lacking in the lives of Oxford students, at a time when the University restricted exchange of ideas and opinions. Its survival since then has been on […]

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Equal marriage has won for now in France

If you’re British and young and well educated – a statistically safe assumption if you’re reading this article – then you probably see no  compelling reason to deny gay and lesbian couples the right to marry. Odds also have it that your grandparents disagree with you. The poll numbers tell a clear story: according to […]

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Apparently, you don’t know you’re beautiful

‘Tis the season to be body conscious. The sun is shining, hemlines are rising, and the beauty industry is champing at the bit, waiting to sink its teeth into womens’ insecurities. First off, there’s the brazen, shouty advice peddled by the likes of Cosmo and Glamour. Going on holiday this year? Better make sure you have a beach body, […]

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