The Oxford Review of Books (ORB) is a cultural magazine based at Oxford University. It was founded in Trinity term 2017 , and publishes one issue every Oxford term.

The ORB is home to long-form book reviews and essays, as well as diary pieces, interviews and poetry. The 2nd issue launches on 23 November, and can be bought at the Shop page of our site, for delivery to Oxford colleges only.

Letters and enquiries can be sent to editor@the-orb.org, and news can be found at www.facebook.com/this.is.the.orb and www.twitter.com/OxReviewofBooks.  Our Instagram is www.instagram.com/oxfordreviewofbooks/.




Benjamin Davies
Jess Brown
Hugo Murphy


Holly Beddingfield
Ellie Duncan
Oliver Eagleton
Billie Esplen
Kathleen Farmilo
Susannah Finlay
Clarissa Mayhew
Ollie Thicknesse

Editorial Assistant

Josephine Pepper

Copy Editor

Reuben Oreffo

Poetry Editors

Kit Eastwood
Viveka Herzum
Mira Trenner

Artistic Director

Hope Sutherland

Graphic Designer

Will Nelson

Artistic Team 

Isabelle Avery
Beth Kidd


Katherine Sayer
Mira Trenner




With Special Thanks to:

Victoria Hislop
Darius Sanai
Laurence Heyworth
Balliol College JCR
Brazen Arts Fund
Magdalen College JCR
St Hugh’s College JCR

Founding Editors

Daniel Kodsi
Katie Mennis
Benn Sheridan