Oxford’s burning destruction

This article was originally published in Cherwell on 10 June 2016. A friend once made the point that the central quote from T.S. Eliot’s ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’, “I have measured out my life with coffee spoons”, is the ultimate descriptor of Oxford: to chart our experiences with how much caffeine is... Continue Reading →

Rewind: Orwell’s ‘1984’

This article was first published in Cherwell on 3 June 2016. We live in an age of indifference. 67 years on from the publication of George Orwell’s masterpiece 1984 on June 8, 1949, our digital conversations are monitored, humans are denied basic rights around the world and political systems are still anything but fully democratic... Continue Reading →

“I’m as fucked off as you are”

This article originally appeared in Cherwell on 19 March 2016. “Don’t get any big ideas / They’re not gonna happen.” It was always going to end in tears. Under 10,000 tickets in total released for Radiohead’s three London shows. An internet scrum of gargantuan proportions. Touted tickets selling for £1,000 online twenty minutes after sales... Continue Reading →

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