Opinion

Time to rethink registered societies

Last month, the Proctors deregistered United Women, formerly known as UN Women Oxford UK Society. The student society had become the subject of national controversy after it disinvited Amber Rudd, former Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, less than thirty minutes before she was scheduled to speak in Seventh Week of Hilary. Free speech supporters – Read More…

Culture Film & TV

Schitt’s Creek: An Unexpected Queer Utopia

When I started binge-watching Schitt’s Creek in Oxford last term, it was mostly because I was feeling a little homesick for rural America. I missed the space and slowness of the small towns where I have spent much of my life, and I expected, if nothing else, to feel indulged. It wasn’t long before I Read More…

Columns Lifestyle

Nice to Meet You, I’m a Slut! #ifuckinglovekale

“Be thin, but also, don’t” seems to be the current paradox we are expected to fulfil through rigorous workout routines, snorting a line of kale for breakfast, and drinking blended green sludge (which, incidentally, will probably make you feel like you’re going to shit yourself – but that’s probably how you know it’s working).

Current Affairs

EXCLUSIVE: Christ Church professor arrested over scandal of stolen papyrus

[This is an amended version of a story which was originally published at 11:09am on 16/04/20] An Oxford professor has been arrested by police investigating the mysterious theft of ancient papyri, The Oxford Blue has discovered. The Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail and Guardian have all now reported that Christ Church professor Dirk Obbink was arrested Read More…

Culture Music

Review: Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia

“I’m Dua Lipa, and I’m your freestyle dance teacher”. Perhaps an interesting entry-point into the British pop superstar’s work would be the selection of YouTube videos, memes, and Buzzfeed articles dedicated to chronicling her poor dancing. Onstage in 2018, it seemed that Lipa missed every beat. Comparisons to Sims characters, your aunty, and a seesaw Read More…