Knock Down The House review – an inside look at American politics

Change is the watchword for American politics right now, whether that means Bernie Sanders or Donald Trump. The 2018 midterms were no exception, with an unprecedented wave of diverse candidates crashing into Congress. In Knock Down The House, documentarian Rachel Lears tracks the primary campaigns of four such candidates running against the establishment. The candidates […]

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Museum as utopia: Qatar’s National Museum opens to the public

Overlooking Doha’s sea front, The National Museum of Qatar appears as a mirage in the desert. The highly anticipated museum, designed by Atelier Jean Nouvel, held its glamorous opening ceremony on March 27th 2019. The building is an avant-garde structure made with 539 intersecting vertical and horizontal disks of multiple diameters, curvatures, and inclinations. Nouvel’s […]

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CAKE Night at The North Wall Arts Centre: unsettling and entertaining

CAKE Night, a brand new scratch night organised by Oxford students Anushka Chakravarti and Bea Udale-Smith, was an event that exuded cheerfulness and energy. Cocooned in Summertown’s North Wall Arts Centre, a rather miserable walk in the rain was well worth the intimate, relaxed geniality and entertainment. The sketch-show setup made for delightfully easy viewing […]

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Undergrads Simon Upton and Marceline Bresson on starting a new society to discuss Europe on the eve of Brexit

Simon Upton and Marceline Bresson are 2nd year undergraduates at Teddy Hall, studying PPE and E&M respectively. They have recently set up their own University Society, Oxford European Forum, as a space to discuss Europe holistically rather than in the context of any political agenda – and they are now recruiting for members. I met […]

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