Culture, Prose

On Dignity

by Alec Siantonas In what we now call the Ancient Near East, beards were a sign of dignity. Beards adorned the virile and the vigorous, the warrior and father of warriors. I myself have small desire to sire warriors, but I sympathise with the viewpoint. I delight in my hair, in all its luxuriant abundance. […]

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Culture, Prose, Reviews

Twelfth Night – A Preview

by Jacob Warn Welcome to a world of music, of love, and of language. This is a world of drunken revelry and cross-gartered madness, overwriting a history inscribed with the vestiges of war, loss and social change. Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is just a comedy. Some say. But it is this kind of thinking that results in the generic […]

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Artwork, Culture, Music, Prose

Oriel Arts Week 2015 – What’s On!

by Jacob Warn – Arts Rep. “In the undergraduate body alone, there is a phenomenal wealth of talent and an overflowing energetic drive in artistic fields.” The Oriel Arts Week is quite simply a week-long celebration of the arts. It is an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the wide-ranging artistic talents of Oriel students and […]

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Comment, Culture, Food & Drink, Prose

Why Live Below The Line?

by Sophie Barnes Live Below the Line is a new charity initiative that challenges you to live on less than £1 a day for five days to help raise money and awareness for the 1.2 billion people who live like this everyday. Having started in Australia in 2009, the project now runs in six countries […]

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Comment, Prose

#Stop Torture: Amnesty International Student Conference 2014

This weekend, the Human Rights Action Centre, the headquarters of Amnesty International UK, situated in London, played host to the annual nation-wide conference for the plurality of university Amnesty groups extant across the United Kingdom. As a very recent recruit of Amnesty International Oxford, I was privileged to take part in what was not only […]

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