Homelessness lessons from Helsinki

Image description: Helsinki Cathedral at sunset, 2016 This week, I came across a report by The Guardian into Helsinki’s approach to solving homelessness. The report praised the radical approach, named Housing First, taken by Helsinki’s authorities with the intent of solving the homelessness crisis that the city faced. Inevitably, I thought of our city of Oxford […]

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The Last Supper

Cast your mind back to the Easter vac—a bygone era before coursework or prelims revision, filled with holiday related snacks and access to a fridge stocked by my mum. Although there’s a lot to be said for my college, with its tacky-floored bar and prospectus-glossed amenities, moving back into college always leaves a kitchen sized […]

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Annual access report released: ‘the pace is slow, but the trajectory is clear’

London and South East are still the areas with the highest level of Oxford admissions Computer Science admitted the highest percentage of state school students with Classics coming out the lowest Mansfield admitted more state school students and students from economically disadvantaged areas than any other college 9.8% of women in Computer Science while 79.3% […]

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Overseas student fees to increase by an unprecedented 10% after consultancy body ‘overruled’

Fees for overseas students taking courses at Oxford are set to increase by 10.2% in the coming year (2019/2020) across more than 45 undergraduate courses, including PPE, Mathematics, Physics and History. The increase comes after the advice of a consultancy body consisting of University, college, and student nominees, which did not support the exceptional increase, […]

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A Taste of Home – China

The famous (and arguably best) moment in Ratatouille sees the singular critic, Anton Ego transported back into his childhood memories upon swallowing the first bite of ratatouille – a dish humble in origins and ingredients. One bite is enough to exceed his demand for ‘perspective,’ and the critic is overcome with intense nostalgia, flung back […]

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