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NHS – the No Homosexuals Service?

1st March 2017

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Several months ago, a friend of mine came out of the closet to their family. They then suffered the fairly jarring experience of being asked… Read More ›

Valentine’s Day, A History

Valentine’s Day, A History

14th February 2017

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On 14th February 1951, John S. Valentine, a New York greetings card magnate, decided that in order to commemorate his recent divorce he would release… Read More ›

VERSA chats empowerment, Oxford women and fundraising in Karachi, Pakistan

VERSA chats empowerment, Oxford women and fundraising in Karachi, Pakistan

6th February 2017

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Last Thursday I decided to attend the first series of Empower Her Voice talks at Wadham. Quite apart from engaging with a range of interesting… Read More ›

Higher Education Is Not The Olympics

29th January 2017

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Why ‘Gold’, ‘Silver’ and ‘Bronze’ labels are the most pressing issue of the TEF implications. It was announced in 2016 that, in accordance with the… Read More ›

Comedy and Communism: ‘The Collaborators’, A Review

Comedy and Communism: ‘The Collaborators’, A Review

27th January 2017

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At first I was slightly apprehensive when I heard that John Hodge’s play, The Collaborators, was being performed in the Pilch Studio. The drama, set… Read More ›

Edward II: fur lined coats, passionate kissing and a brutalist concrete throne

26th January 2017

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It may be that the emotions from seeing such an intense piece of drama are still fresh, but as I write this I cannot honestly… Read More ›

VERSA chats frustration, laughter and tears behind the scenes of Edward II

VERSA chats frustration, laughter and tears behind the scenes of Edward II

22nd January 2017

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“Welcome to Tynemouth!” When I find Lucy Hayes, Producer of Edward II, she is tucking into a takeaway container of Chinese dumplings. “It’s a bit… Read More ›

Why we should boycott the NSS

Why we should boycott the NSS

22nd January 2017

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A topic of much controversy this past week has been the National Student Survey (NSS). Briefly, this is a national survey by the government for… Read More ›

VERSA asks: Have you got the Exeter Factor?

VERSA asks: Have you got the Exeter Factor?

27th November 2016

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Exeter College has been keeping some students in a hotel. While the official story is that Cohen Quad’s still not finished, VERSA has some secret… Read More ›

Joseph Stephenson as Bertie, with Adam Cameron Diaper looking on as Seppings.

Vino with… Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense

17th November 2016

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‘What are you doing here?’ ‘I’ve come to interview the director of Jeeves and Wooster.’ ‘That is literally the most Oxford thing I have ever… Read More ›