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Oxford study shows masks beneficial as university plans to require their use in Michaelmas

An Oxford study released last week found that masks and cloth face coverings are effective in reducing the spread of COVID-19. The University of Oxford plans to require the use of face coverings as part of its preparations for Michaelmas 2020. The study by Oxford University’s Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science investigated the effectiveness of Read More…

Culture

“If I were stranded on a desert island, I would bring…”: Meet the Culture Section Editors! (Part 1)

The new editorial team has been appointed for the summer vac and Michaelmas term and we are all excited to get to know The Oxford Blue writing community as we work with you over the next few months.  By way of introduction, we thought we’d give you some insight into what we really love by Read More…

Culture Film & TV

Talking Heads: Alan Bennett’s Elegy for the Everyday

Art does not have to transcend life; sometimes, it can sit alongside it. James Joyce knew this when, towards the end of the “Calypso” episode of his book Ulysses, he chose to place his middle-aged protagonist Leopold Bloom on the toilet. Sat in his outhouse with a newspaper in his hand, Bloom tries to focus Read More…

Current Affairs

It can happen here: IOPC announces investigation into racial bias in stop and search incidents

Last week, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) announced that it will be investigating racial bias in the use of force and stop and search incidents in England and Wales. With the intention of driving “real change in policing practice”, the announcement comes after Black British athlete, Bianca Williams, was stopped and handcuffed by Read More…