A Nation Outraged

In the psychodrama that is British politics, shock is a valuable commodity. We’ve been bombarded with so many dramatic resignations, scandals and eleventh-hour resolutions to impending doom that it seemed impossible to surprise us anymore. But on Wednesday this week, Boris Johnson shocked the mummified corpse of our political discourse back to life with the […]

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Homelessness lessons from Helsinki

Image description: Helsinki Cathedral at sunset, 2016 This week, I came across a report by The Guardian into Helsinki’s approach to solving homelessness. The report praised the radical approach, named Housing First, taken by Helsinki’s authorities with the intent of solving the homelessness crisis that the city faced. Inevitably, I thought of our city of Oxford […]

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Why you should vote Lib Dem on Thursday

Image description: Sir Vince Cable, leader of the Liberal Democrats Party. There are many aspects of the political landscape today that would have been completely unbelievable just several months ago – primarily, of course, that the European elections are even taking place. Efforts by the Conservatives and Labour to cooperate on passing a universally unpopular Brexit […]

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Frustrated that your private-school child hasn’t been accepted to Oxbridge? Have a re-think.

Image description: Punting, a traditional student activity at both Oxford and Cambridge Universities. An article published yesterday by Nicola Woodcock, Education Correspondent at The Times commented on the frustration felt by parents of fee-paying students in regards to a decline in admission of private school students to Oxbridge. According to The Times, Anthony Wallersteiner, head […]

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