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, 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 Mukahang Limbu (Queen’s) and Rita Kimijima-Dennemeyer (St Hugh’s). 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 that anyone from any university can pitch).
The Isis Team, Michaelmas Term 2021
Editors-in-Chief: Mukahang Limbu and Rita Kimijima-Dennemeyer
Ayna Li Taira, Eleanor Cousins Brown, Kalli Dockrill, Natalie Cheung, Shaina Sangha
Magazine Non – Fiction Directors:
Gee Ren Chee, Liz Murphy
Online Non-Fiction Directors:
Maggie Wang, Corrina Summers
Magazine Non-Fiction Editors:
Grace Lawrence, Emily Luo, Yasmin Nguyen, Kiana Rezakhanlou
Online Non-Fiction Editors:
Aqsa Lone, Charlotte Murphy, Charlie Taylor, Luke Watanabe Chilvers
Magazine Fiction Directors:
Natalie Perman, Eira Murphy
Online Fiction Directors:
Harry Lauchlan, Claire Ion
Magazine Fiction Editors:
Kate Greenberg, Stepan Mysko von Schultze, Leo Hessian, Tamsyn Changler, Cia Mangat
Online Fiction Editors:
Bianca Pasca, Sonya Ribner, Katie Kirkpatrick, Sze Ann Pang, Andre Dobronic Parola
Joe Dobbyn, Tate Tsang
Creative Team/Media Contributors:
Natalie Hytiroglou, Alan Sulaivany, Bee Eveleigh-Evans, Alisa Musatova, Elizabeth Tiskina, Eloise Fabre, Liv Fugger
Sasha Mills, Lauren Shirreff
Matilda Houston-Brown, Skye Fitzgerald-McShane, Ayesha Khan, Madeleine Wright, Heeyoung Tae, Sara Hasmi
Social Media Directors:
Social Media Team:
Lucy Thynne, Bella Watts, Pearl Hong, Khadijah Hafeji
Sunny Parke, Asa Breuss-Burgess
Emma Rath, Ned Summers, Maya Thapa, Agata Gwincinska, Aaron Hammond Duncan, Toby Philips, Faith Wong, Jigyasa Anand