“I’m never getting a McMuffin again”: Review, Gee’s weekend brunch

Food: An elegant take on traditional breakfasts. Experience: Airy, friendly, greenhousely. Value: Absurdly good. Change for a tenner. Luton, 2004. A tubby 11-year-old takes his first crunching, stinging, anarchic bite of the KFC Wicked Zinger Burger. Somewhere in Heaven, an angel made of reconstituted chicken gets his wings. Fast-forward a little – Edgware, 2009, a glorious […]

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Boos for Blatter at Oxford Union

Claiming that he was not responsible for the deaths of World Cup workers in Qatar and that his job is harder than the Prime Minister’s, FIFA president Sepp Blatter received a mixed reception this evening at the Oxford Union. The 77-year-old Swiss delivered an address with a stated aim to “challenge your perceptions of me […]

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Safestay Competition

Check out this weeks’s OxStu for your chance to win a two night break for six people at Safestay, London’s most stylish hostel, or ‘poshtel’ as it has become known, the first in a new line of contemporary luxury hostels set to open across central London. You will be booked in a six bed bunk […]

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Dons on strike alert

Oxford faces a don strike as the University’s academic staff ballots on industrial action. The University and College Union, which represents academics, lecturers, and researchers, has declared itself ‘in dispute with the University of Oxford’ over its members’ wages. Industrial action could begin as soon as this term according to a prior consultative ballot and […]

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Vacation, Vacation, Vacation

The long vacation can seem like a distant dream when you are struggling through your first fifth week blues or experiencing the vicious chill of your first February in Oxford, but once you’ve dropped your books back home it seems to whizz past like a freight train. As we approach the half-way point, OxStu provides a […]

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Agony Lad on Wimbledon

Oxford’s prince of pulling, baron of banter and lord of lash returns with his thoughts on Wimbledon I’ve been spending my summer grappling with a tricky philosophical question: what’s shitter – Wimbledon, or my toilet after a Vindaloo and a twelve-pack of Stella? But, after about two seconds of deep thought, I’ve made my mind […]

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Hitting the Gee’s spot

Gee’s is fresh from a refurbishment, and it is freshness that is at the heart of the restaurant’s philosophy. A short walk down Banbury Road, it’s a world away from the identikit chains that populate the town centre. And for every once-in-a-blue-moon Pizza Express menu change, there will be countless specials at Gee’s, where the menu bears the day’s date and is never […]

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Rock the Kazbar

It’s not often I wander out to Cowley, as the journey more often than not ends with a disastrous tute, so it was with some apprehension that I left the Dreaming Spires with my trusty companion, Danny, to enter the unknown. Fortunately, Kazbar is only a few minutes’ walk down Cowley Road, and its vibrant […]

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