About

The ISIS is the longest-running independent student magazine in the UK. It has been through a lot since being established at Oxford University in 1892. Bailed out by Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Nigella Lawson at various points in its history, The ISIS has survived against all odds.

We have been banned in Germany, threatened by blackmail, and mocked by Punch Magazine. Along the way our reporters have been prosecuted under the Official Secrets Act, hosted by Wikileaks, and forced to walk out over threats of editorial censorship during The ISIS’s radical left-wing heyday.

On this journey, our ranks have included the likes of Evelyn Waugh, Sylvia Plath, Terry Jones, Graham Greene, David Dimbleby, Michael Foot, Richard Ingrams, Hilaire Belloc, and of course Mostyn Turtle Piggott, our delightfully eccentric founder.

Now, we run events, a website packed with regularly updated content, and once a term our print issue finds its way into Oxford accompanied by a digital version exclusively posted on our website. There you’ll find the best of student journalism and design, carefully assembled by the ISIS team.

We have been shortlisted for several awards, including Best Website, Guardian Student Media Awards 2015, and Best Magazine Design and Best Specialist Publication, SPA Awards 2017.

The current editors are Lael Hines and Flo Ward. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter @the_isis, and Instagram @theisismagazine. If you’re interested in advertising in our magazine or online, joining our mailing list, pitching articles, fiction or visuals, or anything else, get in touch with us at editor@isismagazine.org.uk (please note you can only pitch if you have a connection to the University of Oxford).

The ISIS staff, Michaelmas Term 2017:

Editors: Lael Hines and Flo Ward

Deputy Editors: Ailbhe Rea, Madeleine Pollard, Emily Lawford (website director), Lev Crofts, Tobi Thomas

Non-Fiction EditorsAnoushka Kavanagh (director), Jaleh Brazell, Katie Meynell, Megan Black, Ellie Gomes, Gazelle Mba

Fiction Editors: Charlotte Jackson (director), Alex Matraxia, Tilly Alexander, Nicole Jashapara, Solly Hardwick, Gazelle Mba, Charles Pidgeon

Creative Director: Suzanne Vanezis and Joe Higton

CreativesFrederick VK, Niamh (gallery), Jessica Heywood, Eleanor Begley, Harri Adams

Creative Events Director: Olivia White

Club Events Director: Lauren Sneade

Events Team: Amber Shrimpton, Lucinda Kirk, Madeleine Panto

Broadcasting Director: Sofia Blanchard

Broadcasting Team: Elli Siora, Anoushka Clear

Events Team:  Tess Hulton, Barbora Bute, Lauren Sneade

Social Media Manager: Mouki Kambouroglou

Business TeamElizabeth Lee (director), Anoushka Clear, Ambrosia Hicks (marketing)

Blog WritersMegan Black, Ellie Gomes, Zad El Bacha, Katie Dent

Our website was recently updated by Joe Higton. If you like what you see, you can contact him at joe.higtondurrant@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk for more information.