Dead Society of Poets: What happens to defunct societies?

What happens after we die is one of the biggest and difficult questions that any philosopher could contend with. For societies, however, it is a lot more straightforward. Their effects, on the whole, end up in impassive blue boxes in the John Johnson Collection of the Bodleian Library. Within these boxes lie their final traces, […]

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OxStu Investigates: What would you do in a nuclear war?

Four minutes. As the warning sirens begin to peal, that is the time left before a nuclear strike. A three-megaton nuclear warhead, aimed at RAF Brize Norton, is soon to detonate, wiping Witney, along with many other towns and villages away in a matter of moments. While you may take some small solace in the […]

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Queerphobia and the Rise of the ‘Snowflake Student’

Created in 1980, Oxford Friend is a voluntary organisation which runs a helpline for LGBTQ+ people in Oxford. Back then, according to one of its most long-serving volunteers, things were a lot worse than they are today. We’re also better off now than we were in 2000, when a church in the city centre told […]

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Investigation: students overwhelmingly believe Oxford has a homelessness problem

98.5% of students surveyed believe there is a homelessness problem in Oxford In an investigation carried out by the Oxford Student, 98.5% of participants stated that they think there is a homelessness problem in the city. Only one respondent answered in the negative, whilst four said they did not know. The survey also asked in […]

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Intimidating aspects of Oxford politics discourage women from speaking

Despite the university’s history of producing prominent female politicians, the atmosphere of political discussion in Oxford does not encourage women to speak, say the women who completed a survey by The Oxford Student. Furthermore, when asked how often they spoke at political discussions, the most common response among those surveyed was “Hardly ever”, with many […]

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