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What is The Oxymoron?

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.

It's a collaborative writing effort, and the names of the writers are not printed.

How do I read it?

The Oxymoron is delivered to subscribed JCR and MCRs across the land (mostly Oxford). Our current termly rates, which cover our various expenses, are either £20 for 30 copies or £30 for 50 copies. Other rates are available on request; for more details, prices and sample subscription motions get in touch at

You can also find all of our previous issues in PDF format right here on our website—just click the "Read Our Past Issues" tab above.

Send any enquiries, questions, or messages to Our average response time is either eight minutes or several working days.

You can also join us on Facebook to read occasional topical gems from old issues (we like to recycle) and even some rare new content.

However, after our recent discovery that apparently Facebook isn't cool anymore, we've also joined Instagram, where you can follow @oxfordsoxymoron for exactly the same content but in a slightly different format. We'll keep you posted on whether we ever work out TikTok.

How do I write for it?

Send an email to, saying that you'd like to get involved. We'll let you know how to put together an application.

As well as writers and editors, we're also looking for graphic designers, Photoshop experts, and keen financial minds.