The show must go on: V-Card

Image Description: the publicity poster for V-Card (a pink background, with ‘V-Card’ written in white and filled with peach, banana, and water drop emojis).  It’s Michaelmas Term 2019, and preparations are underway for V-Card, a comedy I’ve written about sexuality and the virginity myth, which I’m hoping to put on at the Burton Taylor Studio next […]

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The brief but not so brief OxStu Oxford fashion guide

Image Description: Clothing rail with hanging clothes illustrated under the Bridge of Sighs So it’s Third week (already?) and you’ve either exhausted the top tier outfits you collected over summer ready to show off at your suitably distanced events or you never quite thought about styling yourself and now you’re surrounded by Oxford’s finest fashion […]

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Oxford’s food banks and restaurants offer free and subsidised meals for children this half-term

Image description: children’s school meal on a tray, including potatoes, beans, stewed vegetables, salad, Ryvita, and squash. In response to the government’s failure to extend the free school meals plan, Oxfordshire restaurants and small businesses have offered their own schemes. The free school meals plan would have provided 1.4 million disadvantaged children with £15-pound-a-week food […]

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Collage of OxCGRT Coders

‘Defending ourselves with Data’: The Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker

Image Description: Collage of some of the OxCGRT coders in a Zoom-like format.   COVID-19 has undoubtedly wreaked havoc upon the world as we know it, with not a single individual unaffected. From travel, work, uni, everyday activities, to even face-to-face interactions, so much of what was once familiar and ‘normal’ has been taken away from […]

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The ‘ill’ in ‘thriller’: 3 dystopian films that remain scary in the COVID-19 era

Image description: Actor Gong Yoo playing Seok-Woo on an eerie train carriage in the thriller ‘Train to Busan’.  It is no secret that, for many people, the COVID-19 pandemic has been like a ‘living horror film’. As such, the general populous may now feel detached or even desensitised to cinema’s vast repertoire of ‘outbreak movies’; […]

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