2016: The End of the Golden Ages

There is no denying 2016 was the grim reaper of years for the world of rock and pop music.  According to research by BBC Radio 4’s More or Less Programme, the number of obituaries for celebrity deaths showed a shocking five-fold increase compared to the statistics from 2012. The Daily Telegraph gallery of notable deaths […]

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The Vinyl Revival?

It’s been touted ‘the Vinyl Revival’ and, whether you’ve felt the nostalgic pull of owning records or not, you probably know people who have. 2016 saw vinyl’s popularity soar, with approximately 3.2 million records sold in UK, the highest figures since 1991. Supermarkets like Sainsbury’s and Tesco began stocking them, and in December, for the […]

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The Summer in Music

Brexit, Brangelinexit, and Bake Off-exit: it’s certainly been a summer full of depressing news. But can you remember what’s gone in the world of music? Fear not, for OxStu will help refresh your memory about what’s been happening over the Vac… 23rd June – As morning breaks over the field of Worthy Farm, so does […]

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A History of Androgyny in Fashion

Androgyny has always existed, and it’s important to clarify that in this article where the terms ’androgyny’ and ‘androgynous’ are used, I will be talking about clothing, appearance and playing with traditionally gendered items of clothing to create a look that doesn’t fit comfortably into the categories of masculine and feminine; not gender or sexuality. […]

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