Established at Oxford University in 1892, Isis is the longest-running independent student magazine in the UK. Each term it publishes Oxford's best features, fiction, poetry, and interviews.

Isis is distributed to Oxford's colleges and departments, and has a print readership of over 7,500.

It hosts a selection of events each of term, most notably club nights and panel discussions.

A popular website,, features online-only and print content.

The website was shortlisted for The Guardian Student Media Awards' Best Website category in 2015.


Old copies of The ISIS are available here.

The Isis has had a tumultuous yet reputable history...


They have been banned in Germany, threatened by blackmail, and mocked by Punch Magazine. Along the way 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’ radical left-wing heyday.


The ranks have included the likes of Evelyn Waugh, Sylvia Plath, Graham Greene, David Dimbleby, Michael Foot, Richard Ingrams, and of course Mostyn Turtle Piggott, our delightfully eccentric founder.

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