Gregory Leadbetter’s Maskwork: throwing a wrench into reality’s gears

Image Description: A gold, decorated mask and a black fabric background.  The mysterious and impenetrable dressings of both internal and external experience provide the theme for Maskwork, a haunting new collection of poetry by Gregory Leadbetter (Professor of Poetry at Birmingham City University). Bewitching descriptions of masks – in the likeness of seraphs, witches, even […]

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Fine Art students face unique challenges amidst the cancellation of their Degree Show

Image Description: An exhibition by Sophia Wee  The closure of physical spaces has presented difficulties for students of all subjects, with History students losing the libraries and Chemistry students losing access to labs. But Fine Art students have not just lost access to their studios, they have also lost the opportunity to physically exhibit their […]

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Fashion after corona

Image Description: A sustainable clothes shop  Summer sales, holiday clothes, new-season equals new wardrobe. Normally, at this time of year, many of us would be taking advantage of student discounts to get that perfect fit for the sunny weather. Instead, clothing sales sunk by 34% in March – a drop easily associated with the lockdown […]

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Short fiction: a literary snack

Image Description: A person reading a book over lunch This week, Sarah Moorhouse asked OxStu contributors to tell us about their favourite pieces of short fiction.  Perfect to enjoy over breakfast or a quick tea break, these compelling reads will transport you away from a dreary lockdown lifestyle. Helena Aeberli: Francoise Sagan’s Bonjour Tristesse Francoise […]

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