In the third instalment of the travelling in a pandemic series, Lizzie Harvey discusses her experiences travelling abroad last summer, and whether it was worth it.
I refuse to see this as a lost or wasted year. I have been given an unparalleled opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world, to absorb Italy into my blood and become italiana for the year. And yes, it may be a real struggle, and there may be days when I think it would just be easier to pack my bags and go home, but I am learning and growing so much that to leave now would mean that the six months of stress, tears, and painstaking organisation that brought me here would have been for nothing.
Ben Owen reminisces on his summer travels during the pandemic and the lessons he takes away from them.
Ben Owen sets the tiered lockdown system in the broader context of Westminster’s relationship with local government.
Council leaders have urged the UK Government to move Oxfordshire into Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions, it has been revealed.
Lynnrae Majani talks about her experiences travelling when the Coronavirus pandemic hit, and her top tips for travelling safe in the current climate.
Oliver White criticises the government’s pandemic approach and the media’s subsequent response.
Magdalen will tighten its rules on social interactions, banning first years from hosting any guests in their rooms or any other part of the College.
Wei Kai takes us through the beauty and clarity of Zadie Smith’s newest essay collection ‘Intimations’.
Lily Down reviews Flights by Olga Tokarczuk. Fluidity, immateriality and constant travelling are the main characteristics of a novel we all need to read in Covid 19 times.