In August, the Earth passes through the debris left behind by the comet Swift-Tuttle, causing the Perseid meteor shower. When the pebble-sized debris burn up in our atmosphere, we see shooting stars that appear to come from the same direction as the constellation of Perseus. I stayed up on Saturday night to watch, but I only
What could we learn from examining the body of someone who lived two thousand years ago? Not their bones, or even a dry mummy, but a solid, flexible corpse. A corpse that could be autopsied like someone who died weeks ago. Archaeologists had the chance to find out when the body of Xin Zhui, a Han
Over a hundred years ago, Alden’s Oxford Guide described “a curious ceremony annually observed at Magdalen College”. This ceremony was the May Morning hymn, and it’s continued (literally) to this day. On the 1st of May, the choir ascends Magdalen Tower to sing the Hymnus Eucharisticus as the sun rises. Beneath the tower, people gather
This is not a personal journal, so I don’t intend to log my everyday life here unless I’ve been to an interesting event or had an experience worth discussing in a sociological or historical context. That said, there are a few things that I want to share with the world. I am a transgender man.
On the 20th of January, several events were held in Oxford to show our solidarity with Americans protesting the Trump administration, and to demonstrate our commitment to fighting fascism in our own communities. I was able to go to two of them. #bridgesnotwalls A #bridgesnotwalls event was held in Radcliffe Square, including several banners and signs, and