Books

Trapped in the UL!

Locked in the UL, alone, cold and scared. Won’t happen to you? That’s what Freya Evison thought…

Wacky Revision Tips

LAURA GRAYLING banishes revision boredom.

Bums, Aliens and Victorian Porn: The UL’s Secrets

Vaginas, Jewish porn and anal surgery: the UL’s got it all if you know where to look. ANNA SHEINMAN gives you a tour of the library’s dirtiest corners.

Interview: Quentin Blake

ESTHER HARDING talks to world-famous illustrator QUENTIN BLAKE about stereotyping, Roald Dahl’s characters and becoming successful.

UL: Give Us Our Books Back!

The UL’s change in borrowing policy spells disaster for finalists and undermines its promise to stock all necessary books.

Diary of a Librarian

A look inside the secret world of the librarian – it’s one full of books, bourbons and bitching.

Re-KINDLEd Literature

With Kindles and iPads keen on turning over a more shiny, silicon leaf, BEN DALTON argues that we should try and rekindle our old, papery flame.

UPDATE: Fiery Debate: Oxford Union Revellers Burn Books

The President of the Oxford Union has admitted that books were burnt at the handover dinner and has launched an investigation.

Let’s Go For Coffee

Meeting someone for coffee? CATHERINE TRINDER weighs up the options, including a “chiropractor’s heaven.”

African Academics Come to Cam

Cambridge’s Centre for African Studies has welcomed four leading African academics to take part in a research programme.

Tab Interview: Ruth Padel

‘The publishing industry is in a terrible state; it’s ghost written footballers’ memoirs that sell.’ Poet RUTH PADEL talks notoriety, creative writing and pissing off the porters with KATIE FORSTER.

Tab Interview: Frank Warren

TABATHA LEGGETT talks to Frank Warren, the man behind PostSecret, about his inspiration behind the project and the lessons he’s learned along the way.

Touch My Books

Germaine Greer thinks the UL is now a “beacon of naffness”. DAVID DRAKE encourages her to embrace her inner child.

Judging Books by their Covers (Round Two)

Can’t be arsed to read? DUNCAN STIBBARD HAWKES returns to tell you which Classics look best.