The effects of the pandemic almost seem somewhat amplified in this environment. The streets in Oxford are now deserted. Social distancing has made people more distant, and not just physically.
Whether you decide to shave it all off, give yourself a trim, or – and this is the most dangerous of all self-inflicted haircuts – cut your own fringe, the temptation to experiment at the beginning of lockdown was too great for many to resist.
When Oxford announced its plans for Trinity term to take place remotely in support of UK government guidelines of social distancing and national lockdown, hearts broke up and down the country. No trashing? No garden parties? Coexisting with parents and siblings? Sounds like hell. But since we’re all back home, trying to support each other from afar, how can we make the best of this situation?
Ben Owen’s “top three plants that you can (almost) forget about for the entire University term, all without worrying that they may deteriorate into a pile of crinkled, guilt-ridden leaves”