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The Oxymoron is a satirical student magazine, described by its founder as 'better than all publications and most charities'.

Founded in 2007, it is printed once termly, with a print run of about 1000 copies. In both 2008 and 2009 it was nominated for 'Best Magazine' at the Guardian Student Media Awards, and in 2009 won the title.

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Black background with the Netflix logo in the top left and the Black Mirror logo in the top right.
            Heading reads: ‘Black Mirror: Brexit’. Text reads: ‘In 2017, a Prime Minister begins to question reality
            as she attempts to leave the EU and soon faces a mind-mangling challenge. Black Mirror: Brexit is an
            interactive adventure which puts YOU in charge of the EU withdrawal process. Change your mind at any time
            – don’t worry about going back, you can just change it.’ Accompanied by images of Theresa May making decisions.
Image of Vladimir Putin sitting in an armchair next to a tea table, while a man behind him chokes. Heading
          reads: Kremlin Tea Company: Guaranteed to relax the nerves’ with an image of Putin’s signature. Text below reads:
          ‘The world around us is becoming increasingly fragmented and stressful. We are all constantly pestered by issues
          like bills to pay, illegal EU sanctions and criminal oligarchs who dare to plunder the resources of the people.
          But fear not. The next time you think of your nemesis, think of the Kremlin Tea Company – one hundred percent
          guaranteed to relax the nerves. For over 70 years, experts in labs across Russia have worked tirelessly to
          perfect the finest blend of potent ingredients. With the release of our latest collection, the Kremlin Tea
          Company can boast a product which is simply to die for. – Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin’
Image of the London skyline with a yellow background broken up by white searchlight beams. A Land Girl
            towers over the buildings, holding a face mask in one hand and a bottle with the design of the Union Jack
            in the other. Caption reads: ‘In these troubled times, are you in need of a strong drink? Try “Blitz Spirit”!
            75% of customers agree it’s even better than injecting bleach!’ At the bottom left text reads: ‘Caution! Side
            effects include: Blurry historical vision; Loss of political inhibitions; Difficulty remembering the lessons
            of the past’
Heading reads ‘Idioplomacy’, with the ‘idio’ superimposed over an image of a red budget briefcase. A family
          sit at a table playing a card game with ‘scenario’ and ‘solution’ cards. Text in the bottom right corner reads:
          ‘Bluff your way through politics like a real world leader! Start trade wars, culture wars AND real wars with the
          elite’s favourite board game! “Who the F**k is Soleimani?” Expansion Pack coming Spring 2020’