Common Ground Journal is a student-run, peer-reviewed journal based in the University of Oxford. We publish insightful and innovative non-fiction pieces and scholarly research that expose and challenge legacies of empire in universities, classist structures and institutionalised forms of discrimination. We are part of the wider ‘Common Ground’ movement that sets out to examine Oxford’s colonial past in the context of its present-day inequalities.
In Trinity term 2017, Myah Popat and Joe Higton Durrant, along with their editorial, written and creative team published the first issue of Common Ground Journal. Today, we are committed to making issues of race, class, and colonialism a central part of the discourse, discussion and action within the University of Oxford and the wider city.
Lucy Tirahan, BA student in English at Lincoln.
Samanwita Sen, BA student in English at Oriel.
Pieces from our third issue, published in June 2019, can be found in the article posts below.