Interview, Prose

Oriel Interviews: ‘I like to be popular’

Dawid Adam Piekarz, 30, barman and scout at Oriel thinks this year’s students are an especially amazing bunch. | Interviewed by Giorgio Scherrer “I first came to Oxford on a Friday. I had flown over from Poland for a job interview, because a friend of mine was working in Hall and had told me that a position […]

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Culture, Prose

Oxford Culture Shock: moving countries and languages

by Anna Wawrzonkowska Over the course of the week before Freshers’, I learnt exactly what it meant to be a Foreigner: the odd one out. I felt alien. I felt not myself. And I couldn’t understand why. Surely I wasn’t turning into some kind of a social disaster? As I felt my confidence wane, I […]

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