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 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 editor@isismagazine.org.uk (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 (pictured)

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

Events Director: Julia Warszewski

Events Team:  Tess Hulton, Barbora Bute, Lauren Sneade

Business Team: Connie Simms, Francesco Acqua

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

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.