Oliver Yeates

Editor, The Tab Cambridge

Oliver Yeates
Cambridge University


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CUSU Presidential Candidates: The good, the drab, and the buzzwords

Candidates aim for style over substance.

Student journalism isn’t terrible, you are

Stop thinking you’re exempt from the real world

Since when did being stressed become a competition?

Tell me more about how much coffee you drink

YEATES DEBATES: Why is stress such a competition in Cambridge?

Tell me more about how much coffee you drink.

YEATES DEBATES: Why can’t Cambridge students handle opinions?

‘Opinions’ looks like ‘onions’. Both can make you cry.

Queens’ drinking society holds initiations outside church on Remembrance Sunday

Lest they forgot.

Here are the most pretentious lines from successful Cambridge personal statements

“Are we pre-disposed to sin?” Yes, yes we are.

The Tab is voting YES to keeping class lists

You’re arrogant to think anyone cares what you got

Feminism compared to black slavery in misogynistic letter sent to all JCR Presidents

It accuses women of using sex as a currency too.

REVIEW: The Cambridge Greek Play 2016

Thank god we have Lysistrata to make up for Antigone

You literally don’t have to be friends with people you don’t like

Hi, let me help you get through life

Deliveroo is bringing Cambridge students free food throughout Freshers’ Week

I’m always hungry hmu

The Tab’s Ultimate Cambridge A-Z, Part 1

I got 26 problems and Cambridge is every single one

BREAKING: Cambridge University’s next Vice Chancellor has been announced

It’s not Germaine Greer…

Oxford has beaten Cambridge to being the world’s best University

We’re not bitter or anything.

University of Cambridge girls are the third most right-swiped students on Tinder

The boys aren’t doing too badly either

BREAKING: The Union announces Yanis Varoufakis as a speaker for its London austerity debate

He’s the reason your holiday to Greece was cheap this year

Congratulations on getting into Cambridge… now what?

Much clever, very prestige.

Union Presidential Elections: The Tab interviews Kate and Matteo

Featuring Trump, disaffiliation and hairstyles.

EXCLUSIVE: St. John’s May Ball headliner revealed

Sucks to be you if you didn’t get a ticket.

The Tab Mafia is opening its ranks

CV points and BNOC fame up for grabs.

How bored are you right now?


Gay men aren’t oppressed enough to have LGBT+ representative, says NUS

Apparently they’re not marginalised enough anymore

Peterhouse votes to go ahead with controversial ‘Miss Peterhouse’ drag pageant

Peterhouse aren’t ‘dragging’ their heels on this one

Union kicks out Miss Hong Kong after she gatecrashes Spring Ball

They thought she was an imposter, but she was the real deal

We asked students at other universities what they think about Cambridge

What rhymes with punts?

Cornelius’ fan club hits back against “irresponsible” reporting of presidential candidate

An open letter from Trinity students defends him against allegations of poor leadership.

How to break into a May Ball – according to the people who’ve done it

Are the tickets really worth it?


Did your college win big?

What your choice of VK says about you

It’s all about the Blue amirite

Bizarre stories about Cambridge supervisors

This is what we pay £9000 for


Their name game is better than yours.

Flying the LGBT+ rainbow flag is patronising, and it won’t get us anywhere.

Aesthetics without actions don’t mean anything

The RISKIEST places to have sex in Cambridge

Weirdly, there’s a lot of bridges

I feel like a cynical old man at the age of 19

I’m one knee blanket and a cough syrup away from starring in the Benjamin Button sequel.

EXCLUSIVE: Number of students asking for special exam conditions for mental health nearly doubles

Number of applications relating to mental health and depression rise, while figures for anxiety remain steady

Krishnan Guru-Murthy: Only a ‘ludicrous gossip rag’ would ask about someone’s willy size


Cambridge nightlife: a limerick

Oliver Yeates paints us a colourful picture of the night in poetic verse.