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 Lily Begg and Tj Jordan. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (please note you can only pitch if you have a connection to the University of Oxford).
The ISIS staff, Trinity Term 2017:
Editors: Lily Begg and Tj Jordan
Deputy Editors: Ailbhe Rea, Madeleine Pollard, Gabriela Mancey-Jones, Vicky Robinson
Sub-Editors: Zad El Bacha, Lev Crofts, Lael Hines, Emily Lawford, Tobi Thomas, Felix Pope
Blog Editor: Mouki Kambouroglou
Fiction Director: Flo Ward
Fiction Team: Kat Dixon-Ward, Charlotte Jackson, Zara Baker, Joshua Cathcart, Alex Matraxia
Creative Director: Hope Sutherland
Creatives: Megan Black, Florrie Engleback, Sarah Bai, Joe Higton, Joshua Cathcart, Alex Matraxia
Creative Events Director: Alexandra Luo
Creative Events Team: Jojo Dieffenbacher, Ainsley Katz
Broadcasting Director: Sofia Blanchard
Broadcasting Team: Harri Adams, Hanako Lowry, Molly Carlin, Rowan Ferguson
Events Director: Julia Warszewski
Events Team: Tess Hulton, Barbora Bute, Lauren Sneade
Business Team: Connie Simms, Francesco Acqua, Philippa Lawford
Social Media Manager: Mary Ormerod
Blog Writers: Maddie Duperouzel, Harrison Fannon, Patrick Grealey, Shahryar Iravani, Carl du Jeu, Abhisvara Sinha, Lev Crofts, Vincent Chabany-Douarre