Living up to the feminist ideal

How it feels to be a bad example of a good feminist. First and foremost, being a feminist means believing in gender equality; but being a good example of a feminist is so much more. To be a feminist role model means being a ‘strong, independent woman’; one who stands up for herself and for […]

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Review: Beauty and the Beast

“Rediscover a tale as old as time,” ran the tagline of the extensive marketing campaign which accompanied this remake’s release. From the start, Disney have been aware of the sanctity of their source material; few animated films are so beloved or well-remembered as The Beauty and the Beast. The original is still the only animated […]

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Janney scores once again

Oxford was in the eye of the national press this week after Oriel rugby player Matthew Janney began dating actor Emma Watson. The media’s focus on the new couple has generated tens of millions of results on Google already, with reporters detailing his 6’1 height, linguistic capabilities in French, Spanish, and Russian, and his recent win against Cambridge in the Varsity rugby match 33-15. Aside […]

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Theatrical Oxonians: Emma Watson

OK, so she was here for what, like twenty minutes? But Hermione’s impact on the Oxford University scene was fairly substantial. For one it meant that the ‘VIP’ areas of the various clubs became actually vaguely necessary (and not just that place you end up when you get drunk and take your credit card out […]

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Hair today, gone tomorrow

  It’s an old cliché that many students will come to university and ‘reinvent themselves’. Whether this is ditching your bookish ways in favour of all nighters and, pub golf, and re-runs of The Big Bang Theory, or the exact opposite and absorbing all the academia that Oxford has to offer, there are thousands of different […]

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