Philosophy at Oxford: too many men

The Faculty of Philosophy’s recently announced measures to ‘feminise the curriculum’ have angered some quarters. Critics appear particularly taken aback by the call for a 40% target for female representation on our reading lists. The move has been dismissed as ‘virtue signalling’ (see the initial OxStu article here), a claim which suggests the department’s support […]

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Wanted: Bearded Men

A film company has been seeking bearded extras this week to take part in a new production of Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd. The film is set to star Carey Mulligan and Micahel Sheen, with filming set to take place near Bicester next month. Guy Campbell, crowd second assistant director, stated that people […]

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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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