This year’s OHS magazine was discovered … where? Left on a train seat, lost on a computer disc, furtively photographed sticking out of Ms Girling’s bicycle saddlebag? However it came into the possession of the editorial magazine, we hope that you will enjoy the ‘Oxford Spy School Manual’ with its secrets, spies and subterfuges giving the inside story of 2011 at OHS!
The undercover agents of the editorial team equipped themselves with all the latest gizmos and gadgets to decipher creative submissions, tales of trips and of course to eavesdrop on the Overheards in the Corridor. Our Top Secret Mission was to inform, entertain and record – we hope we have succeeded. We have particularly enjoyed telling everyone who inquired after this year’s theme, “We’re sorry, we can’t tell you – it’s top secret!”
The Oxford High School Magazine is published in January, and covers the previous calendar year, or academic year in the case of results, sporting achievements, et cetera. It is put together by an editorial team of sixth formers, under the guidance of Ms Girling, and includes work by students of all ages, members of staff and alumnae.
Editing the magazine is a challenging task. We have to please a wide audience (what amuses a Year 11 might traumatise a reception child – better pull that piece of Gothic artwork then!). Not that we mind being offensive – in fact we think it takes a lot to offend an Oxford High girl, and we expect the staff to be even tougher.
Producing the magazine is a steep learning curve for sixth formers (“What? you mean we have to write it ourselves?”) and we are proud of our layout skills (no outside designers, thank you).
Alumnae wishing to buy a copy of this year’s Magazine should send a cheque for £7 payable to OHS for the attention of Ms Girling, with their name and address of course.
Below are some of our recent past issues.