Joe Bates
Joe Bates

Gonville and Cauis, Music Joe 'The Master' Bates is the master debater of mass debating. Hobbies include composing and riling anarchists. Past praise includes: 'Bates is a lowdown fellow traveller with enormous political ambitions. He is also left-handed and hates goldfish. Exploit this to the hilt in all dealings with him, he is much uglier than he thinks he is.'

Escaping the City

JOE BATES doesn’t want to give in to the temptations of corporate employment.

Jeff Carpenter at the Piano

JOE BATES becomes a member of the Jeff Carpenter fan club.

We Are Cambridge 2012

Want to rewrite your past? JOE BATES shows you how with Oliver Rees’ latest contribution…

I Heart Hard Exams

JOE BATES wants harder exams. But not for him: for his little sister.

Sex-cess: Cambridge Mounts Uni Sex Poll

Cambridge has climbed to 17th on the Student Beans sex poll.

Fear Of The Rear Of The Year?

Was Rear Of The Year sexist? RUTH GRAHAM and JOE BATES discuss.

Who’s Next? Uni Bomb Hoaxes Reach Double Digits

A spate of bomb scares has rocked universities across the country.

Leaked Doc: Protestor Penalized For Piss-Poor Poetry

Owen Holland’s 30 month rustication was down to his inability to explain his own poetry.

Up The Thames Without A Paddle

JOE BATES and MICHAEL ALHADEFF consider impact of Trenton Oldfield on us, the transnational-corpo-aristocratic ruling class.

Cambridge Parkour

JOE BATES meets the mysterious men behind the King’s Parade backflips.

I Want To Sell Out

JOE BATES on why every artist should aim for the mainstream.

The Boys in the Band

It’s OK to be gay, but Culture Editor JOE BATES finds a gay play which is refreshingly about a lot more than just that.

Arcsoc Cabaret

JOE BATES almost forgets the naked ladies of Arcsoc’s Cabaret.

Far From The Madding Crowd

Despite a stellar cast, JOE BATES finds this new opera a wasted opportunity.

Culture Column 1: Joe Bates

JOE BATES isn’t quite the comedian he’d hoped in the first of our Culture Column series.

Debate: The Only Limit to Female Success is Female Ambition

Culture Editor JOE BATES sees feminism triumph in the form of Katie Price. Bet you never thought you’d read that!

Don’t Reject Oxbridge

Don’t attack Oxbridge – we are not the root of the problem.

Kambar Closing Is A Loss To Us All

Culture Editor and Filthy Lucre founder JOE BATES: without Kambar, Cambridge will be a poorer and less exciting place to be.

A Day In The Life Of A Porter

JOE BATES takes a satirical look at a day in the life of a porter.

Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here is a risk. But a risk that JOE BATES is glad he took.

St. Matthew Passion

Despite its small size, JOE BATES is stunned by St. Matthew’s Passion