The Oxymoron

The Oxymoron is a student satirical magazine published anonymously by and for students of Oxford University It takes the form of a spoof newspaper, similar to The Onion, though with a focus on events relevant to the life of an Oxford student The magazine takes its name from the concept of an oxymoron, as well as being a reference to the word Oxon, used to identify an Oxford degree It is published termly


  • 1 History
  • 2 Awards
  • 3 See also
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links


The magazine was founded in Michaelmas term of 2007 and first published on November 17 Each issue from the second has been 8 pages in length; the first contained 4 pages These are split between news satire, and spoof features In contrast with the majority of student publications, it is printed without the names of the writers or editors, and these are not normally made public Many previous Oxymoron editors have gone on to work as professional journalists and comedy writers

The Oxymoron has the largest Facebook group of any Oxford magazine or newspaper Despite this popularity, the magazine has at times struggled to find funding - it carries few advertisements and seeks alternative funding through a combination of JCR subscriptions and charity comedy nights by acts such as the Oxford Revue


Year Awards Nomination Result Winner
2008 Guardian Student Media Awards Best Magazine Nominated Quench, University of Cardiff
2009 Guardian Student Media Awards Best Magazine Winner Won
2010 Guardian Student Media Awards Digital Journalist of the Year Mimi Kempton Stewart Runner-up Will Benton,

See also

  • List of satirical magazines
  • List of satirical news websites
  • List of satirical television news programs


  1. ^ "OXymorON" Theoxymoroncouk Retrieved 2008-11-02 
  2. ^ "OXymorON" Theoxymoroncouk Retrieved 2008-11-02 
  3. ^ "On course to win | Media | The Guardian" London: The Guardian 2008-09-29 Retrieved 2008-11-02 
  4. ^ "Guardian Student Media Awards, 2009: Winners" London: The Guardian 2009-11-26 Retrieved 27 February 2010 
  5. ^ "Winners and Runners-Up, 2010" London: The Guardian 2010-11-25 Retrieved 11 March 2011 

External links

  • Official website

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