Jess Steadman curates a playlist of her favourite songs.
Each of the Interviews Editors this term walk us through an interviewer they are inspired by and three people they would like to interview, if only it were possible. From a Golden Age Pirate to a Modern Philosopher via an Irish Revolutionary, the people we have chosen span decades, continents and worlds.
Charlie West previews ‘These Quicker Elements’, a new student production starring Marianne James, written by George Rushton and directed by Helena Aeberli.
In the first of a new Oxford Blue series, Tosin Olusoji details her experiences confronting Eurocentric standards.
“It was when I got to year 6 and looked around at my blonde (and straight) haired, blue eyed peers, and realised that I, myself, was ‘Ugly Betty’, and that my worst nightmare had come true. I was the token, with unconventional and ‘large’ features. Unless my idea of what made a person beautiful changed – which for a long time it didn’t – ‘Ugly Betty’ would remain who I was and who I would always be.”
Illustration by Rosa Bonnin