What the subfusc? Academic dress extended to tutorials

TRIGGER-HAPPY PROCTORS have pulled rank on undergraduate anti-subfusc campaigners by making it compulsory in all academic settings — with immediate effect. A referendum on the traditional exam clothing had prompted debate among students over the continued legitimacy of subfusc. But it would never have been binding — and now university authorities have put their foot […]

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“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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Why we’re backing Akehurst, and you should too

Any of the candidates for OUSU president would make good leaders. Alex Bartram is paternal and statesmanlike, the Great Dane of the Balliol JCR. Jane Cahill’s vast and well-oiled campaign machine hangs over the election like a Death Star, but if we had to pick someone to rule the galaxy, she’d be high on the […]

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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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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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The lifestyle’s murderous: will Oxford actually kill you?

Waking up hungover, eating a diet that mainly consists of instant noodles and chips, forgoing sleep in order to complete yet another essay: there’s little about the Oxford lifestyle that is beneficial to your health. But could it actually shorten your lifespan? The NHS Oxford health profile indicates that there are many potential health minefields […]

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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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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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