Join the Oxford Student for Michaelmas 2018

The Oxford Student is now looking forward to assembling another great team of editors, writers, photographers, cartoonists, illustrators and filmmakers for Michaelmas Term! As the largest student publication in Oxford, our print edition reaches thousands of readers every week and achieves over 75,000 online hits per month. Working for The Oxford Student is a fantastic way to gain editorial experience, and even work with […]

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Prepare to Leave Your Comfort Zone In The Republic of Happiness: A Review

This family drama turned dystopia is a four star performance for Katrina Gaffney. Arriving at the Burton Taylor for the opening night of the second ever production of ‘In the Republic of Happiness’ I did not quite know what I was getting myself in to. Greeted by the familiar scene of a family settling down […]

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An Ordinary Relationship, Extraordinarily Performed: A Review

Stage writer Katrina Gaffney finds The Last Five Years to be a five star performance. Beautiful, charming and at the same time heart-wrenching, The Last Five Years is a musical for anyone who has ever fallen in or out of love. This two-person musical is seemingly simple but requires perfect execution in order to deliver […]

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The Skriker: Eccentricity at its Finest

The Skriker, a play about a baby-snatching ancient fairy, was always set to be bizarre. Yet, Blank Canvas Production’s performance of this play was absolutely magnificent in its wild peculiarities. It is difficult to make such a play so rooted in surreality feel natural and effortless in its performance, which is exactly what The Skriker […]

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“Perfectly frivolous” Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense: A Review

Adapted from P. G. Wodehouse’s The Code of The Woosters, Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense is the perfectly frivolous antidote to long November nights and the melancholic morale left in fifth week’s wake. Actors who refuse to take themselves too seriously, a script which turns a phrase on a sixpence and playfully draws it […]

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‘A delightful opera sure to put a smile on your face’ Albert Herring: A Preview

Albert Herring, Britten’s comic masterpiece, gleefully revels in an operatic middle ground. A whimsical plot that is set against a surprisingly complex score, Britten’s provincial chamber piece teases the lines between comedy and tragedy, sympathy and satire and the clashing authorities of nearly seventy years of critical opinion. Directors Peter Thickett and Frederick Waxman’s production […]

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FRESHERS’ WEEK: How to decorate your new student room

It’s the first day of Freshers’ Week. Among the many things you’re presented with, baffled and bewildered, is your home for the next academic year.  As you stand alone, surrounded by your luggage, your otherwise empty room is a blank canvas awaiting your inspiration.  Whether your room will act as a safe haven from the hectic […]

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FRESHERS’ WEEK: The ultimate university shopping list!

So, you’ve made it into Oxford University. Congratulations. You are the intellectual crème de la crème, the apple of your parents’ adoring eyes, the – dare we say it? – favoured child (for now, at least). For your information and enjoyment, here is The Oxford Student’s ultimate university shopping list accompanied with our tried and tested fashion […]

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