Columns Lifestyle

How to Break your New Year’s Resolutions (and not feel guilty at all)

Exercise more. Spend less. Eat better. Drink less alcohol.   Meet all my deadlines, turn up to all my tutorials and classes, maintain a socially-acceptable sleep schedule, pick up a new hobby, have a better social life, travel the world, start yoga, become fluent in five foreign languages and just generally become: A Better Person. Read More…

The UK broke previous wind-power records in 2020. Source: Orsted
Current Affairs Environment News

Silver linings and green recoveries: Promising environmental news in a decidedly dismal year

Before the outbreak of a novel zoonotic disease colonised the news cycle, 2020 had been earmarked as a landmark year for global environmental politics and policy. In Glasgow, world leaders were set to substantiate their commitments to limiting climate change to 1.5ºC of warming under the Paris Agreement, while in Kunming, the international community planned Read More…

Current Affairs

Brexit trade deal with EU passed in Parliament, with support of 5 out of 6 Oxfordshire MPs

After almost four years of negotiations between the United Kingdom and the EU, the bill on future relationship between the world’s fifth largest economy and the third largest trading block was passed by parliament this afternoon.

Current Affairs

Government orders UK universities to stagger student return as school reopenings delayed by 2 weeks

The Education Secretary has announced that most students will not return to universities across the country at the start of January. Gavin Williamson made the change this afternoon as Boris Johnson announced that swathes of England will enter Tier 4 coronavirus restrictions from midnight amid rising COVID-19 infection rates nationwide. From tomorrow – New Year’s Read More…

Opinion

It’s Okay Not to Be Okay, But We Need More

“After years of activism centred around raising awareness in perhaps too shallow a way, the underfunding of mental health services across the UK is becoming a bit of an elephant in the room.”

Ellie Redpath examines the limitations of current mental health campaigns and initiatives.

TW: in-depth discussion of mental health issues, mention of mental health crises