Versa | Versa Team

Minister for Truth: Nick Toner Resident Hottie: Max Ramsay General Secretary of the People’s Republic of Versa: Jake Hurfurt MI6 Operative: Helen Stevenson Tribal Elder: Nick Megaw International Man of Mystery: Fred Shan Cheer Captain: Ruth Maclean International Correspondent: Lea Carresse Coolness Officer: Eloise Mattimoe Assistant Jokes Editor: Lewis Hedges Chief Photocopier: Amelia Hamer Head of […]


People: The Oxford Uni Conservative Association wholeheartedly embraced their male-dominated stereotype last week with  only three female students turning up to their Termly Dinner. 25 students… Read More › People: Magdalen student Elsa Field, who came under fire at the start of term for a controversial article in the St John’s Gender Equality Festival zine, […]

Our attitude to mental health is fucked up and wrong

Over the last couple of years, I’ve been diagnosed with a veritable plethora of ‘mental illnesses’. Clinical/severe/manic depression. Anorexia nervosa. Bulimia nervosa. Asperger’s syndrome. Bipolar disorder, for a while. Anxiety disorder. Dissociative amnesia disorder. Borderline personality disorder (or, as the consultant so helpfully phrased it, ‘emotionally unstable personality disorder’) – that’s the latest. It’s also, for […]