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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2 Edgy 4 Glasto: The OxStu Guide to This Summer’s Best Music Festivals

Glastonbury, Reading, Roskilde, Primavera Sound. Names that roll off the tongue and get those same tongues wagging about lineup releases, set time clashes and the inevitable festival camping travails in the equally inevitable torrential downpour. If you’re reading this, however, chances are that you’re already familiar with the aforementioned heavyweights and are looking for an […]

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What does Brexit mean for ERASMUS?

Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities and Science, said in a statement in June 2016, “The UK’s future access to the Erasmus+ programme will be determined as a part of wider discussions with the EU.” Since these wider discussions have so far determined basically nothing, it’s not surprising that students and those concerned with […]

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Vulfpeck shine at Brooklyn Bowl

No one I’d spoken to in Oxford had heard of Vulfpeck, nor have I ever heard them played on British radio. Yet the four-piece funk outfit’s first foray into Europe, comprising three London shows and one in Dublin, sold out in short order. Blending old-school soul with snappy and occasionally eccentric funk, the group has […]

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A Vegan in Athens

As all fellow vegans – or people cursed with vegan friends – will be aware, eating out can be problematic. And as anyone who has travelled in a foreign country with little or no knowledge of the language (in typical British style) will be aware, ordering in restaurants can also be problematic. When I visited […]

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Oxford responds to Brexit

Oxford has voted overwhelmingly to remain a member of the EU, in stark contrast to national referendum result. A huge 70.27% placed their ballot in favour of EU membership, one of the highest majorities in the country behind Cambridge and parts of Scotland and London. In response, Oxford University Vice -Chancellor Louise Richardson has reassured […]

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Brexit, Grexit: Can we not?

Being half-Greek, half-English, I’ve experienced “Euroscepticism” in one of the weakest and most unstable economies in the EU, as well as one of the most stable and prosperous ones. And no matter where I am, I find it very disheartening that people are wanting to leave EU. In Greece, anti-European sentiment is strong amongst much […]

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