An Ice-Cream Tour of Vercelli

How likely is it that you’ve heard of Vercelli? It isn’t a village. It’s Wikipedia article puts its 2009 population at 47,720. If you’re lucky enough to have sat (or are cursed enough to be sitting) your Preliminary Examination in English Language and Literature, Early Medieval Literature, c. 650–1350 (you’re definitely part of the in-crowd), […]

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Subject drop-out statistics revealed

The Oxfordshire Guardian has reported that Oxford University drop-outs resulting from physical and mental health issues are the highest among English, law, and Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) students. The findings were revealed through a recent investigation instigated via a Freedom of Information request by the Guardian. According to the report, 11% of all students […]

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Does Spelling Matter?

In light of the recent publication Does Spelling Matter? by Magdalen College English professor Simon Horobin, The Oxford Student thought we’d have a go at answering that question ourselves. Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments section at the bottom of the article. YES: Many of us will agree with James J. Kilpatrick that […]

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