Review: The Last Bookshop

Independent bookshops are a dying race, callously destroyed by online purchases and dooming their owners to disillusioning profit losses. However, on 25 Walton Street, a survivor determinedly battles on. The Last Bookshop, providing quaint mint-green tables outside for those who wish to read with a coffee, and a perpetual deal of two books for five […]

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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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The end of the major record label?

This summer, major record labels have taken some hard and very public hits (no pun intended). With Frank Ocean’s rejection of Def Jam to release Blonde on his independent label Boys Don’t Cry and Chance The Rapper’s self-release of the acclaimed Colouring Book, there’s a growing case to suggest major labels are becoming obsolete. Does […]

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What if the living wage backfires in Oxford colleges?

Imagine that it’s April 2016. The government has just introduced its new national living wage (NLW) of £7.40 an hour. But, because that’s still below the £8.25 recommended by the Living Wage Foundation (LWF), Oxford colleges have bowed to the demands of student campaigners to adopt the latter. However, what should be cause for celebration […]

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