Oxonian Review

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Oxonian Review
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Editor-in-chief Melissa Purkiss
Categories Literary magazine
Frequency Online: fortnightly during Oxford University term time; Print: annually
Year founded 2001
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Website www.oxonianreview.org[dead link]

The Oxonian Review is a literary magazine produced by graduate students at the University of Oxford. Every fortnight during term time, an online edition is published featuring reviews and essays on current affairs and literature. It is the largest university-wide graduate-student publication at the University of Oxford.[citation needed]


The Oxonian Review was established in 2001 at Balliol College, Oxford as the Oxonian Review of Books,[1][2] as a termly print magazine featuring essays and reviews of recently published work in literature, politics, history, science, and the arts, written by graduate students of the University of Oxford.

In November 2008, the publication carried out a large recruitment drive in order to expand beyond Balliol College and reach a wider audience. It relaunched in January 2009 as a web-based magazine, publishing fortnightly during term time, and annually in print. It was also renamed as the Oxonian Review in 2009.[2] The magazine also now organises a series of events[3] in Oxford, including speaker dinners, music evenings, film screenings, competitions, and writers' workshops.


The Oxonian Review regularly interviews important figures from the world of literature, politics and culture. In the past, these have included:[citation needed]


In addition to its publishing, the Oxonian Review also puts on a series of events that it believes to be of interest to its readers.[citation needed] In its current[when?] incarnation, the journal has put on four events: the theologian and historian John Hedley Brooke spoke on Charles Darwin and his influence on religious belief, a photography competition, sponsored by the Royal Photographic Society received entries from all over the United Kingdom, Michael Fitzpatrick gave a talk on his controversial book, Defeating Autism: A Damaging Delusion, and the science editor of The Economist, Geoff Carr, conducted a journalism and editing masterclass.[3]


  1. ^ About the Oxonian Review Archived 2009-02-23 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b "Writing for a wider audience". Graduate Projects Oxford. 3 June 2016. Retrieved 19 April 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Events at the Oxonian Review Archived 2009-02-26 at the Wayback Machine.

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