In a continuation of our ‘What’s in a Name’ series, Ellee Su talks us through her experiences growing up with her name, from secondary school nicknames to childhood anecdotes.
Kirsten Smith offers her take on a Salad Niçoise, perfect for the last few weeks of summer.
In September’s literature review, Zaman Keinath-Esmail explores the impact of Maria Dahvana Headley’s bold new translation of Beowulf.
In this breathtakingly honest account, Meg Hopkins shares her experiences of sexual assault at university, and how the perpetrators took advantage of her autistic traits.
Welcome to The Oxford Blue’s Freshers’ Guide for Michaelmas Term 2021! This is the first time in a while that Oxford has been back to “normal”, so we hope you’ll find something to enjoy in here, whether you’re a returning student seeking to re-familiarize yourself with the place, or a fresher seeking to learn a Read More…
‘What’s in a Name?’ is the first new series coming from our new Cultural Identity section. It aims to celebrate not only identity and personality, but family, heritage, geography, friendship. We hope you enjoy reading these personal naming anecdotes as much as we enjoyed curating them.
First we have lín zǐ lún’s story…
In this latest instalment of the Books That Made Me Series, Matilda Houston-Brown discusses the children’s classic The Phantom Tolbooth. To her the book is memorable not only due to its amazingly quirkly characters, perfect puns and cutting-edge comedy but also because it taught her to love learning – a lesson she argues is important for every child.
Illustration by Ipsita Sarkar One of Europe’s heaviest hitters faces an uncertain future. For the past 16 years, Germany has found a relatively safe pair of hands in Chancellor Angela Merkel. She has, after all, steered the country through the toughest times of the 21st century: a financial crash, a migrant crisis, Brexit, flooding, a Read More…
In the final instalment of his series on Afghanistan, Oliver Buckingham highlights how mismanaged the final evacuation was, and imagines the future of those left behind.”
In the third and final instalment of Pandemic Admissions, Bronwen Price discusses the impact of having both exams and interviews online on her application to Oxford.