James Ashford is a student columnist for the Independent, and has been self-described as 'a magical cross between Guevara, Casanova and Rasputin'. As well as being tremendously witty and intelligent, he is also very handsome and muscular.
07 January 2014 11:45 AM
From negotiation skills to spreadsheet management, is this a case of art imitating life?
26 June 2013 10:10 AM
Graduation is a time for introspective leavers to take stock of all they've learned from their time at university. For James Ashford, it didn't take all that long
19 April 2013 03:04 PM
This week, Sheffield third-year James Ashford completes the last of the 50 tasks we once told him he (and you) had to do before he left uni. The anticlimax is palpable
15 March 2013 03:25 PM
This week, Sheffield third-year James Ashford accepts a coffee from his editor and calls it a date, the creep.
22 February 2013 03:33 PM
This week, Sheffield third-year James Ashford engages in some sharp practice on his way to Edinburgh, reminisces about criminal damage and, against explicit instructions, fails to win a pub quiz
05 February 2013 11:37 AM
This week, intrepid Sheffield bantersaurus James Ashford engages in a spot of bants with the #LADS and attempts a night of 'epic karaoke', all in the name of an authentic university experience
04 February 2013 04:32 PM
The University of Birmingham has appointed Professor Randall Curren as Britain’s first ‘Professor of Morality’.
11 January 2013 03:47 PM
This week, indolent Sheffield third-year James Ashford sets up an illicit moonshine still using his stash of fruit cordial and wastes perfectly good champagne.
10 December 2012 02:36 PM
Sheffield third-year James Ashford is determined to do all 50 things The Independent once witlessly suggested all students should do before they leave uni. The results are... just as you might imagine
Doing the 50: There ain't no party like an entirely sober conga-line in Sheffield on a Wednesday night
19 November 2012 04:35 PM
Sheffield third-year James Ashford is determined to do all 50 things The Independent once witlessly suggested all students should do before they leave uni. The results are... cruel and unusual
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