The Oxford Imps on the art of improv

The Oxford Imps have been a fixture of the Oxford art scene since 2004, putting on a new performance each week at the Wheatsheaf on Oxford’s High Street, as well as a show each year at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Profile caught up with performers Dan Squire (DS) and Megan Morgan (MM) – who also […]

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Brendan O’Neill: free speech fundamentalist

I write this article as I hear protestors outside Queen’s College chanting “hate speech kills”, “trans rights are human rights” and “take that O’Neill”. A controversialist libertarian and former Marxist, journalist Brendan O’Neill is unashamedly pro-free speech. He edits online magazine Spiked that focuses on issues related to politics, culture and society. Its writers regularly […]

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Oxford’s greatest entrepreneurial minds go head-to-head at Tri-Innovate

Launched as a collaborative effort between Hertford, Pembroke, and Wolfson in 2015, Tri-Innovate is an initiative which aims to encourage graduate and undergraduate students to try their hand an entrepreneurship. Teams must develop an innovative commercial or social enterprise and pitch their idea to a panel of judges with £8,000 on offer for the winners. […]

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Profile: Dean Paton – on making heritage the next Big thing

The heritage industry in the UK is big business. With an estimated workforce of around 328,000 and with heritage tourism bringing in around £18.4 billion annually, it seems that a career in heritage would be an accessible destination for many graduates. However, the reality for most is very different. Finding that dream job in a […]

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Rob Deeks on the vital work of Aik Saath in replacing conflict with cohesion

If there were ever an example of a negative correlation between arrogance and achievement, Rob Deeks would be it. At the helm of an organisation known as Aik Saath, he dedicates his time to the young people of Slough. Slough is a town in Berkshire that is often the butt of jokes, most of all […]

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Lewis Crofts on Brexit, Brussels, and finding a niche in the media market

For many years it has been common knowledge that with the growth of digital media platforms, newspapers and print journalism have been in a downward spiral. A fall in sales and advertising revenue has left many news organisations in a tricky situation and it would appear to be an ever-discouraging profession for aspiring journalists. However, […]

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Richard Osman on Broadcasting, Bright Kids, and Biscuits

In a cavernous room beneath the Sheldonian Theatre, Richard Osman and I sit opposite each other beside a crate of Cadbury’s Dairy Milk, a fact which could easily have derailed the interview from the off if Richard wasn’t of the opinion that superior confectionary is in existence. Some groovy tinkling piano music is, quite inexplicably, […]

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