Opera for One: ‘Singing The Stages of Grief’ Review

Image Description: poster used to advertise the production, a tree made out of abstract images of people on a black background Exploring grief through music, Oxford Contemporary Opera Society has commissioned 5 pieces that move through the stages of grief. Throughout the performances, dissonant chords and large ranges in the melody present challenges for the […]

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Slow death

Image Description: a fading potted plant against a painted red background    Didn’t take a good shot of you when I saw you on Thursday. Met you in Sainsbury’s, Enchanted by your beauty, I kept saying “you are so beautiful”, my heart trembled, I kept saying “you are so beautiful”.   I held you tightly […]

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The Letters of Abelard and Heloise: a medieval romance for the modern day

Image description: An illustration of Abelard and Heloise kissing while Heloise writes a letter by artist Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale In the past, Abelard and Heloise were names ranked alongside Romeo and Juliet, or Dante and Beatrice, as an everlasting tale of passionate romance and forbidden love. I can imagine most students reading this article, however, are […]

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The DPhil Diaries: Virtual Valentine’s Day, 5th week blues and facing rejections

Image Description: Nupur Patel’s DPhil Diaries 5th week started off with a bang with the arrival of Valentine’s Day. Admittedly, on a normal year my boyfriend and I aren’t usually the grandest celebrators of the day. That’s not to say that we’re the cynical type, complaining about how ‘commercialised’ it all is (which is probably […]

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