Samuel Beckett on 4th Week: ‘I can’t go on, I’ll go on.’

THE PICKS

THEATRE – The Nether/The Playhouse/ Wednesday – Saturday, 7:30pm

This “gripping and deeply disconcerting look at the internet” (Telegraph) was nominated for the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Play. An intricate and compelling sci-fi thriller, The Nether follows an investigation grappling with paedophilia, loneliness and the spiralling moral anxieties of a society increasingly reliant on digital technology.

TALK – A Traumatised and Traumatising Institution: Reflections on the Sexual Abuse Crisis in the Catholic Church/The Mathematical Institute/ Tuesday, 5:30pm

The first lecture in a British University on the Sexual Abuse Crisis, this event, chaired by Oxford Chancellor Lord Patten, should be very interesting indeed.

CONCERT – Trio Khimaira / Holywell Music Room/ Saturday, 6:00pm

Trio Khimaira – a combination of Arab, Latin American, and flamenco music from the Eastern Mediterranean.

NIGHT OUT – Disco Stu’s / Emporium/ Friday/ £6 OTD or £5 with name on wall

We suggest getting there early as it was rammed last time. Funk, soul + disco tunes, perfect for a mid-term boogie. Even better – 50% of all profits go to ‘Aspire’, a charity for the long-term unemployed and homeless in Oxford.

DEBATE – Two Party Debate / The Union/ Thursday, 7:45pm

Both Clinton and Trump suffer from terrible approval ratings. Many are baffled as to how these candidates even wont their respective party’s nomination. As a result, many US citizens are voting for what they perceive to be the lesser of two evils – that’s if they’re voting at all. Is the system inherently flawed?

SOUL-SELLING (Networking) – HSBC Company Presentation/ The Ashmolean/ Monday, 6:00pm

They’re terribly important, and they’re offering free drinks. Go forth and horcrux yourself!


 

DID IT FOR THE LIKES

Highs and lows of the Oxford Bubble #week3

FUCKUGLY BUILDING OF THE WEEK

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OVERHEARD IN BLACKWELLS

“Oxford covers the drabbest, most uninteresting people with a bit of magic tinsel and then releases them on an unsuspecting world. It’s a form of institutionalised sadism, if you ask me.”

Likes: 220

OXFORD MARGINALIA

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ME AND MY IMPORTANT THOUGHTS

According to CherStu…

‘This paternalistic desire to limit choice is a natural outgrowth of a worldview which attempts to pathologise disagreement’ etc. (On Vegetarians)


BRIDESHEAD REGURGITATED

The Most ‘Oxford’ Moment of the Week:

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In an unforeseen turn of events, HM Government requisitioned Merton’s Time Ceremony on Saturday night in one final, one might even say desperate, attempt to turn back the clock on BREXIT. (With thanks to Charlotte Tosti)


P.S. VERSA’s having a little (well, actually quite big) FREE, black tie drinks on Thursday with whizzy guest speaker Owen Matthews. Any and all welcome! Check fb for deets xx

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