The magic of children’s literature

Children’s fiction contains a Wonderland of possibilities: dragons, mermaids and animal croquet (partially replicated on Oxford’s quads in Trinity). From the enchanting halls of Hogwarts to the battered old tent in Horrid Henry’s back garden, we all have memories – hopefully endearing – of reading as a child. Yet it wasn’t until I arrived at […]

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Nostalgia Review: Disney’s Fantasia

Fantasia. It’s the movie snob’s Disney film of choice, featuring some of the most imaginative and gorgeous animation the studio’s ever produced, set to beautiful classical music. It’s iconic, artistic and groundbreaking in demonstrating the scope of what animation could do and the potential of Disney as a film studio. For me? It taught me […]

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Nostalgia Review: Raven

Great journalism isn’t about writing the stories you want to write, it’s about writing the stories that need to be written. At a time when students have been roundly criticised for creating a culture of campus censorship, journalists must, now more than ever, not be afraid to document the issues that matter and strike a […]

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Abduction averted

The attempted abduction of a teenager over the weekend has shocked residents of central Oxford. The Press Bureau of Thames Valley Police stated that at 7.40pm on Saturday, a man approached a 15-year-old boy, in the city centre’s Broad Street, and grabbed him by the arm. The boy managed to get away, and a 46-year-old […]

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Yurt for schoolkids

Reception students from St Ebbe’s Primary School in the centre of Oxford are to be taught and based in a yurt for their lessons until the end of the summer term. The move – thought to be the first of its type in the country – has taken place as a result of the school’s […]

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