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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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Richard Osman on Broadcasting, Bright Kids, and Biscuits

In a cavernous room beneath the Sheldonian Theatre, Richard Osman and I sit opposite each other beside a crate of Cadbury’s Dairy Milk, a fact which could easily have derailed the interview from the off if Richard wasn’t of the opinion that superior confectionary is in existence. Some groovy tinkling piano music is, quite inexplicably, […]

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‘The biggest, most challenging and most rewarding acting job I’ve had yet’: Kiran Landa on The National Theatre’s War Horse

Could you tell us a bit about yourself? I’m an actress from Nottingham, which is also where I trained as an actor at the Television Workshop and where I went to university to read English at the University of Nottingham. After my undergraduate degree, I went to Oxford University to do a PGCE in English and […]

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Layla Moran: “Fighting social inequality is my fire that helps me get up every day. It’s what I’m passionate about.”

The last time we spoke to Layla Moran, she was a parliamentary candidate, busily fighting for a marginal seat in the 2015 general election. Despite an inspiring campaign backed by strong community support, it is fair to say that the legacy of the coalition government proved to be an obstacle in her path to representing […]

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Woody Harrelson’s ‘Lost in London’ has found solid ground as a revolution in cinema

On January 19th, Lost in London was broadcasted live to over 500 cinemas in the UK and US, making it first of its kind. Writing, directing, and starring in Lost in London, Woody Harrelson brings us a poignant story about one wild night in his life. The Oxford University Guild Business Society hosted the Oxford […]

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Meet the locals: An interview with Chris Barker

An unaffectedly relaxed aura hovers in the air above Witney musician Chris Barker. Maybe it’s the long hair, or the burbling lo-fi guitars on his latest song ‘Gold Tunes’, or just the effects of his burgeoning success, about to play his biggest venue yet, Shepherd’s Bush Empire. When I met him, Chris was mid-tour as […]

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Alexandra Shulman: unravelling the woman and world behind a quarter century of Vogue

After 25 years as editor-in-chief of Vogue, Alexandra Shulman has left. Flicking through the glossy pages, it’s impossible to imagine a single person refining the mass of creativity which comprises the fashion world to something found in every local cornershop. But amazingly, now we can get a glimpse of life as editor-in-chief: in her final […]

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In conversation with Alexandra Shulman: 25 years as Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief

Yesterday, Vogue announced who its next editor will be after Alexandra Shulman’s departure this summer. As such, now seems a better time than ever to commemorate the talent and passion Shulman brought to British Vogue over the years. Alexandra Shulman is not what one might expect of Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief – thank goodness. One might expect to […]

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Varsity football: in conversation with the captains

In anticipation of the upcoming Varsity Football Match, the OxStu has been fortunate enough to interview the captains of the men’s and women’s Blues teams, Laurence Wroe and Caroline Ward. Laurence, addressed exclusively by his teammates as ‘Loz’, is a third-year Physicist at Pembroke. Caroline, or ‘Caz’ to her teammates, is studying for her Finals […]

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Profile: Jessica Quirke

Like an anglicised Hannah Montana, Jessica Quirke, 20, lives the dual existence of Oxford student and nation-wide professional Latin Ballroom dancer. Having won ‘Best Couple’ with her partner in the Varsity Dance Sport competition last year, Jess has gone on to become the current Scottish Champion for Latin dance, winner of the pre-amateur European Competition, […]

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The Frontline of Identity Politics: Vanessa Friedman talks Fashion

Our understanding of fashion resides in metaphors, is anchored in abstractions. Fashion is an art, fashion is a language. But when fashion embodies so many different worldviews, when it is used constantly and tactfully on public and private platforms, when it becomes a stratagem of business, ethics, politics, identity—you can lose sight of it. Because […]

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Oxford’s perfect future? An interview with music promoter Simon Bailey

Simon Bailey, the Oxford-based music promoter behind Future Perfect, is causing something of a sensation: “I think we did 79 gigs in Oxford last year, this year we’re on course to double that”, he tells me nonchalantly. Future Perfect was founded only two years ago, yet this term alone, Simon has repeatedly sold out Oxford’s […]

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