A contributor to The Oxford Blue since its inception, Ben’s pieces explore topics as diverse as travel, literature, politics, and wine. His translation work has also helped foreign journalists share their ideas in the English language.

Lessons on the Levant: Voices on Palestine

This is the third of three articles in “Lessons on the Levant: history & voices in the Israel-Palestine crisis”, unpacking individual Palestinian perspectives on the bigger picture behind current events. The author rejects in the strongest possible terms all causes of humanitarian suffering and remains firmly neutral in the greater political backdrop for the reasons Read More…

Current Affairs

À très bientôt: musings on Brexit from across the channel.

French original text written by Sabrina Fernandez, student at Université Lumière Lyon 2. Translated by Ben Owen. So the courageous nation of red-painted telephone boxes and Routemaster buses has left us for good, Brexit enacted and made manifest. It’s from here in France that I write this to you, dearest neighbours whom we will truly Read More…