News from over the Vac

Oxford University finishes top in THE rankings The Times Higher Education Supplement revised its university rankings over the vacation, placing Oxford first in Europe. UK institutions dominated the top 10 results, with Cambridge coming in a close 2nd, followed by Imperial College London (3rd), University College London (5th), London School of Economics and Political Science (6th), University of […]

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The father, the son, and the holy Gucci: how does faith fit with fashion?

For his Autumn/Winter 1996 collection, Alexander McQueen chose an unusual location. The show, entitled ‘Dante’ was held at Christchurch in London’s Spitalfields, and heavily featured Christian imagery, including thorn crowns and images of angels. The setting was partially chosen for the interesting paradox that the church’s architect, Nicholas Hawksmoor, had been a Satanist. After the […]

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Debate: Christianity is dead in this city

Proposition by Domnhall Macdonald You would be forgiven for thinking, when your post-bop hangover is disturbed on Sunday morning by the ringing of hundreds of church bells across Oxford, that we are living in a Christian city. You would be forgiven for thinking that Christianity was alive and kicking when hearing your college choir rehearse in […]

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