The Bitcoin Paradox

Imagine if you had bought $5 of Bitcoin seven years ago. Today, you would be $4.4 million richer. From its addition to the Oxford Dictionary to its recent price surpassing $3000, Bitcoin has made many news headlines. But what is Bitcoin? And will its value continue to rise? Replacing Politics with Technology Bitcoin is a […]

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NUS redoubles call to scrap Prevent

The National Union of Students (NUS) has today renewed demands for the government’s Prevent strategy to be scrapped. The fresh calls come following the publication of a Home Affairs Select Committee report on radicalisation and countering extremism. The report published this morning said that internet giants such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter were “consciously failing” to […]

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Such dank, much meme

Oxford has a lot of student societies but earlier this year second-year PPEist and Corpuscle Ada Pospiszyl noticed that there was no society for lovers of the iconic images we so love to share online; a requiem for a meme. She decided to rectify this by creating the Oxford Dank Memes Society, a Facebook page […]

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Press Regulation

The deal agreed by the three main parties undoubtedly heralds a new age for the British media. Some newspaper editors and Tory MPs have compared the new restrictions to Putin’s Russia or African dictatorships, the death of a free press independent of government interference. Yet all the deal includes is a plan to commission a […]

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Contemporary Literature’s Nouvelle Vague: Interview with Frank Hinton

Metazen is a website dedicated to the publishing of alternative literature (‘alt lit’). This is a relatively new literary movement whose domain of choice is, largely, the internet; it’s countercultural and growing fast. Metazen‘s publications can take the form of short stories, poetry, literary cartoons, interviews or otherwise – all are new, most are unusual by […]

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