The Ins and Outs of Male Contraceptives

The media’s recent poor-quality reporting and interpretation of a novel male injectable contraceptive is unhelpful and misleading. Ethical arguments in the media should be based on sound scientific interpretation – they can be so much stronger for it. A little oestrogen, a splash of progesterone – taken once a day the combined oral contraceptive pill […]

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George Street Social

Situated on George Street funnily enough: on one of Oxford’s prime eating streets, both a blessing and a curse, George Street Social has become the queen of revamps and redecoration projects. We went along to see if its latest reincarnation was worth sidestepping the copious other cafes and eateries vying for our attention. It was […]

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You’ve been reading … Charles Finch’s The Last Enchantments

“So what’s it actually like, studying at Oxford?” After the awkward cough and shuffle that accompanies any admission of our alma mater, I am sure it is a question we have all been asked. My next step is always a brief exposition of the college system (that is both incomplete and inaccurate) and a poor […]

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Oxford study links “small man syndrome” to paranoia

A recent Oxford University study reveals that people who see the world from a lower perspective may experience more negative feelings of paranoia, distrust, and incompetence in comparison to others. The study, funded by the Medical Research Council, required 60 female volunteers who had recently experienced paranoid thoughts but had no history of mental illness, to take the same […]

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No more friends, say dons

Teenagers still only communicate with a small number of people despite having hundreds of “friends” on Facebook, according to a recent Oxford study. Young people were found to operate an unconscious system of ‘one in, one out’ policies such that their communications patterns and number of close friends remain the same even who they socialise […]

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