Representing the ‘real’ China: Oxford grads on starting their own social enterprise

Danny Parrott and Richard Lloyd are two Oxford graduates who first met on their Chinese Studies course at the university. In 2011, they established a social enterprise called Gotoco with their Chinese partner, Lisha Tang, which allows university students from various parts of the world to travel to travel to China on summer teaching and […]

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A catch up with MissHanake about growing up with YouTube and turning a passion for Japanese into a degree at Oxford

Image Credit: Hannah Kentridge Hannah Kentridge is a 21-year-old, 4th year undergraduate at Pembroke College, Oxford, studying Oriental Studies and specialising in Japanese. She has been making YouTube videos since she was thirteen and has over 60,000 subscribers. Many of her videos are either in Japanese or include Japanese subtitles. Some of her most popular […]

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Matthew Pierri, a founding member of the Oxford Accessibility Project, Rhodes Scholar, Lawyer, and Activist

Image Credit: Matthew Pierri Matt Pierri, from Melbourne, Australia, where his family still resides, moved to Lincoln College, Oxford in September 2016, as a Rhodes Scholar to do two one-year masters. He did a Master’s in Public Policy at the Blavatnik School and then completed a MSc in Social Science of the Internet at the […]

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The man who made international peace a priority – an interview with Jeremy Gilley: Founder of Peace One Day

Image Credit: The Oxford Union Jeremy Gilley began his career as an actor, before transitioning to making films and documentaries in 1995. In 1999 he created the non-profit organisation Peace One Day and made a documentary about his effort to establish a fixed annual day for ceasefire and non-violence. In September 2001, building on Jeremy’s […]

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Serving in all senses: Project SOUP President Maddy Diment on promoting social action one bowl at a time

Image Credit:Maddy Diment The concept underlying Project SOUP seems befittingly appetising, channeling the problem of food waste in urban locales into a community dinner that, in turn, supports local charities. It is even intelligently named, with its titular dish also reading as an acronym for Support Oxford’s Upcoming Projects. When I meet Maddy, Project SOUP’s […]

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Australian singer-songwriter Ruby Boots

“It’s like putting a bowling ball in your stomach…” – Meet singer-songwriter Ruby Boots

“So, you have one section of the farm there, one section of the farm there, one here and one here and one here…and then there’s ropes that are over-hanging on the water that are buoyed down and they go on forever…bangbangbangbangbang…” The Australian-born Ruby Boots has just finished her set at the Oxford O2 Academy […]

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OxStu interviews Oxford: Cornmarket Street

After months of aggressive stalking, last week the Oxford Student eventually managed to land a one-off interview with Cornmarket Street. In a rare exclusive interview, we found him enjoying the weather having a vegan falafel wrap off in Christchurch Meadow, donning some trendy sunglasses, a sleeveless top, and a classic NY cap. Here’s what went […]

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