Peter Chapppell

Freelance journalist and writer

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Varsity Online
How a small society of Indian Cambridge students helped destroy the British Raj

Peter Chappell is a former Vulture Editor of Varsity. This article was edited by Anna Hollingsworth, and produced by Edwin Balani. A letter dropped to the floor of the Master's Lodge on the 22nd of March, 1909. It was postmarked 'Whitehall: India Office', and it politely told Master Frederick Marsh to deal with "a situation".

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Stewart Lee: 'I think that Oxford and Cambridge are to blame for a lot of this'

"Stewart Lee is not funny and has nothing to say" states one Telegraph review for Stewart Lee's previous tour. Perhaps that critic was irritated by Lee's 'metropolitan elite' reputation, or distinctively abrasive comic delivery. The quote now sits proudly on the promotional material for Lee's current show, Content Provider.

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Varsity Online
Cambridge News front page goes viral after missing headline

Picture the scene. It's late at night in the Cambridge News office: coffee mugs and empty pizza boxes litter the newsroom, shirt sleeves are rolled up and big stories are being made - the Post Office has been robbed in a local village, new road bumps have been installed on Somersham Road.

Varsity Online
How a small society of Indian Cambridge students helped destroy the British Raj

Peter Chappell is a former Vulture Editor of Varsity. This article was edited by Anna Hollingsworth, and produced by Edwin Balani. A letter dropped to the floor of the Master's Lodge on the 22nd of March, 1909. It was postmarked 'Whitehall: India Office', and it politely told Master Frederick Marsh to deal with "a situation".

Varsity Online
Interview: Dr James Fox

How James Fox got into television sounds like the opening of a spy thriller. "I got an email out of the blue from the commissioning editor for Arts at the BBC," he says, with an air of feigned bemusement. "He just wrote, 'Hi James, hope all's well, would you like to come in for a meeting at the BBC.'

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Romeo and Juliet review: 'dark delight'

A twang of Spanish guitar, and a stamp of heel, and Tom Littler has his audience in 1930s Andalusia, run by gangs of Montagues and Capulets. Forget the showcase, this is where the Marlowe Society shows off what its actors can do; how do they own the stage in a professional theatre, how do they serve the director's vision?

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Privilege is about so much more than if you paid school fees or not

Private schools are a Bad Thing. Any reasonable person admits it. Everyone knows 7% of children are educated at fee-paying institutions, yet they dominate 'the establishment', making up nearly 40% of the Cambridge undergraduate population. But our fixation on notorious private schools, with their nice blazers and mummies in Range Rovers, distracts from the huge disparities in the quality of education within comprehensive schools.