Opera for One: ‘Singing The Stages of Grief’ Review

Image Description: poster used to advertise the production, a tree made out of abstract images of people on a black background Exploring grief through music, Oxford Contemporary Opera Society has commissioned 5 pieces that move through the stages of grief. Throughout the performances, dissonant chords and large ranges in the melody present challenges for the […]

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Slow death

Image Description: a fading potted plant against a painted red background    Didn’t take a good shot of you when I saw you on Thursday. Met you in Sainsbury’s, Enchanted by your beauty, I kept saying “you are so beautiful”, my heart trembled, I kept saying “you are so beautiful”.   I held you tightly […]

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‘Misleading Narrative’: Oxford Indian, Hindu, and South Asian societies release statement on Ex SU President-Elect

CW: mentions of antisemitism, racism, transphobia Image Description: A picture of the roof of the Radcliffe Camera, through an archway. Oxford India Society, Oxford University Hindu Society and Oxford South Asian Society have released a joint statement on recent coverage in the media regarding the resignation of former Student Union President-Elect Rashmi Samant to address […]

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Eating Disorders: the epidemic in Oxford before COVID

Image description: a figure in a darkened room looking out of a window [CW: eating disorders, disordered eating, bulimia, anorexia, mental health difficulties] Many of our most precious memories, particularly at university, are the moments spent with friends. Feeling a sense of meaningful connection to others is so important to human quality of life. What […]

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Euston, we have a problem – protesters are tunnelling through HS2 plans

Tree Protection campaigners have faced forceful evictions from Euston Square Gardens camp and extensive underground tunnels – but remain steadfast. It has been a tumultuous and challenging past few weeks for campaigners, self-titled ‘Tree Protectors’, who are camped at Euston Square Gardens to protest against the construction of the HS2 rail network. The rapidly-evolving situation […]

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Oxford study suggests asthma treatment reduces COVID-19 hospitalisation

A new study compiled by the University of Oxford has found that early treatment for COVID-19 patients with medication commonly used for asthma could ‘significantly reduce the need for hospitalisation and urgent care. The data also suggested that inhaled budesonide, a corticosteroid used in the long-term management of asthma, could also reduce recovery times. This […]

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Artists and Activists: In Conversation with Danni Watts on Disability Activism

Image Description: Graphic of students protesting with Danni Watts pictured. Reads ‘In conversation with Danni Watts’ I first knew Danni through her work with Tabou Disability Magazine, which she founded in 2020 to highlight the experiences of disabled individuals, especially those at university.  Danni is currently a third year Law student at St Hugh’s college, […]

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