Undergrads Simon Upton and Marceline Bresson on starting a new society to discuss Europe on the eve of Brexit

Simon Upton and Marceline Bresson are 2nd year undergraduates at Teddy Hall, studying PPE and E&M respectively. They have recently set up their own University Society, Oxford European Forum, as a space to discuss Europe holistically rather than in the context of any political agenda – and they are now recruiting for members. I met […]

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Oxford students volunteer in Calais Jungle

Over Easter, almost 50 students from a number of different colleges travelled to the migrant camp in Calais to offer personal and medical expertise, legal advice, translation skills and deliver donated supplies to refugees. The largest volunteer team, Oxford2Calais, included 8 lawyers, 14 medics and 15 translators who spoke Arabic, Farsi and Urdu. It is […]

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It’s got ’em Rawlsin’ in the aisles: A Theory of Justice: The Musical

“As will be evident,” reads Ronnie Collinson’s (MPhil, Cambridge) interpretive essay on the back of the program, “The writers have not adopted a historical approach.”   This is more than a bit of an understatement for a play featuring a rap battle between Locke (Alexander Stutt) and Hobbes (Andy Laithwaite), a barber shop quartet of Utilitarians […]

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