• Oxonian in Cambridge

    The Folly of Bridges

    The Folly of Bridges

    Good news this week, via television, of the reopening of the old rail line between Oxford and Cambridge. Neither new nor true, actually, and worse for being a curate's egg; a deception redeemed, in part, by the irresistible glimmer of hope that it might happen, as if in the repetition it might materialise.

  • The class of 2012

    The First Week

    The First Week

    Though the spires in Oxford are best known as ‘dreaming’, I can assure you that those who live and study beneath them seem to work and play very hard indeed.
  • Oxford and the media

    Golden years

    Golden years

    The media was once among the most golden of post-Oxford careers. It offered an opportunity to explore and set the social agenda, enjoy a glamorous lifestyle, and get well-paid for one’s ideas and writing.
  • Editor's blog

    Computer

    A Brave New World

    As this blog is an entirely new concept, designed to coincide with our freshly redesigned digital presence, this first post feels like a sensible point at which to explain why I’m even blogging at all.
  • Oxonian in Cambridge

    Food in Due Season

    Food in Due Season

    It was no secret, though the target of some teasing, that I considered the then-famed excellence of Merton's cuisine an important factor in choosing where I wished to study.

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