Interview with Annie Nightingale

This interview was originally published by The Oxford Student in November 2013. Annie Nightingale always wanted to be “cool”. After 43 years on BBC Radio 1, its longest serving and its first female DJ, she remains the epitome of the concept with her Friday night show championing “dubstep, urban and all things bassotronic”. Annie’s passion […]

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Regent’s LGBTQ rep makes a name change

Regent’s Park JCR will change the name of its LGBTQ officer to ‘Sexuality and Gender Officer’ after a successful motion in a recent meeting. Will Tomsett, LGBTQ Officer, told the meeting that he felt that “the current name excludes many gender issues which people might feel are not being catered for.” “By making this change, […]

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Suit Up

As I flicked through the latest issue of Glamour, I fell upon a photo of Jessica Biel wearing a suit matching her husband Justin Timberlake’s, at the premiere of his new film, Runner Runner last September.  At this point my friend looked over my shoulder and laughed as he asked me in astonishment, “Why isn’t […]

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Queen’s address gender

A sports committee at Queen’s has rejected proposals to address a gender imbalance. Plans to either invite all men’s and women’s sports captains to meetings of the Amalgamated Sports Committee (known as Amalgers), or alternatively invite all major sports captains and double the number of minority sports representatives failed at a meeting on Sunday. Last […]

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Blues fall foul of sexism in football

Matt Handley discusses gender and sport with Women’s Blues football captain Kim Kilmartin I’m a Liverpool fan. If asked, I’d be able to name the vast majority of players who’d turned out for Liverpool FC since the turn of the millennium, a skill honed through hours of Sporcle procrastination. However, if asked to provide the name of a single Liverpool Ladies footballer, I’d be completely stumped. […]

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A step towards outfit equality

This move to remove gender based restrictions on sub-fusc is a really positive step towards equality – not just for transgender individuals, but between men and women as well. Gore Vidal, the great American writer, passed away on Tuesday. Among his most famous comments was that “There are no homosexual people, only homosexual acts”. His implication: […]

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