Opinion



The Polish elections and why they matter

What you need to know The parties: Law and Justice (PiS) – a right-wing populist (although economically left), national conservative partyCivic Platform (PO) – a centrist, liberal-conservative, and socially liberal partyPolish People’s Party (PSL) –…


So.. Why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Reader, I married him. I looked at him across the dancefloor and stared deep into his eyes.  ‘Will you?’, I said, heart-racing, vision blurring.  ‘I don’t know you very well, but…okay,’ he replied. Success! 3…


The economics of Valentine’s Day

Many generations were raised on essay questions that began with a statement and ended with a haunting and very expansive ‘Debate.’ And it has only taken to present day for us to implement such in…


Coronavirus: fear and misinformation

As soon as the media furore around Brexit began to die down, a new obsession arose from its ashes – Wuhan Coronavirus.  From reading the daily headlines, a global catastrophe might seem around the corner…


Student overcrowding: worlds apart

As gleeful marimba tones drag you away from your bed, you start to put together your things – the sun barely having risen above the dreaming spires. After a brief cycle in the biting cold,…




Degree Reviews: The reality of DPhil History

This post is part of a series of articles that The Oxford Blue will be publishing about Oxford degrees. First person, in depth, and critical accounts of an Oxford education are hard to find online…