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Christ Church JCR scouts feedback

Christ Church JCR scouts feedback

17th February 2017

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Christ Church JCR members have created the position of a Staff Liaison Officer in order to pass on feedback regarding the performance of their scouts… Read More ›

St Hugh’s hampered by bad losers at #VeggiePledge

St Hugh’s hampered by bad losers at #VeggiePledge

19th November 2016

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There’s nothing quite like a Facebook campaign to get Oxford engaged in a cause.   It explains why #VeggiePledge was so popular, where you could declare… Read More ›

Who? The Union hacks that once were

Who? The Union hacks that once were

7th November 2016

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Union hacks are like one-hit wonders: fleetingly ubiquitous before disappearing back into obscurity, mediocrity and (most often) Finals.  With that in mind, let’s take a trip… Read More ›

What if Momentum’s next target was Oxford alumni

What if Momentum’s next target was Oxford alumni

29th September 2016

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Momentum, the activist group behind Jeremy Corbyn’s successful bid in the recent Labour leadership contests, once again declared war at the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool. The… Read More ›

We suppose everything being equally shit still constitutes 'égalité'.

A letter from Paris: Never move to France. Ever

19th October 2015

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Archive, Miscellaneous:

“Oui, tout de tout / Oui, je regrette tout.” Speaking as someone brought up in comfort (public school, then Oxford and being able to travel abroad… Read More ›

VERSA Guide to your first essay feat. Liz Kendall

VERSA Guide to your first essay feat. Liz Kendall

15th August 2015

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Freshers, you may have heard many stories about the work load at Oxford. But that’s really about Finals which are ages away. You’ve got a lot… Read More ›

Trouble in the People’s Republic of NoHeterOx

Trouble in the People’s Republic of NoHeterOx

2nd July 2015

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The leaders of the People’s Republic of NoHeterOx recently discovered that its citizens were doing the unthinkable…disagreeing with them.  After consulting with the NoHeterOx Politburo, General Secretary… Read More ›

DarkMatter: more proof that identity politics needs to do one

DarkMatter: more proof that identity politics needs to do one

4th June 2015

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If you’ve not heard of the spoken-word act called DarkMatter, they’re a duo known for delivering critiques on the state of the LGBT rights movement… Read More ›

Sex, romance, and top quality chat – you can’t beat Grindr in Oxford

Sex, romance, and top quality chat – you can’t beat Grindr in Oxford

19th May 2015

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Whenever my BFF sees me face down scrolling on my phone, he inevitably asks, “Grinding, are we?” Of course, I get mildly miffed at his blanket… Read More ›

She's not all that

Sorry guys, Hillary being President is no good thing

19th May 2015

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Just because Hillary is a woman and on the Democrat ticket, people are willing to overlook the undemocratic nature of the Clinton dynasty and the… Read More ›