Category : Lifestyle & Culture

Redefining Beauty

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Laura McDermott talks about the importance of reshaping traditional beauty standards, exploring some of the figures at the forefront. Beauty standards have been an integrated part of nearly every culture for thousands of years. From Ancient Egypt to Greece, the Golden age of Hollywood to the postmodern beauty of today, … Read More

Too Many Books Spoil the Plot

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It’s very common for a reading slump to hit hard for many students who have been powering through copious amounts of reading related to their degree. Lifestyle and Culture Editor, Bella Davis, takes a look at the challenges she has faced whilst learning to read for pleasure again after finishing … Read More

A Second Series of Unfortunate Events

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After a first season which detailed the lives of the Baudelaire children from books one to three was met with critical acclaim, Steph Bennett gives an overview of the series’ return to Netflix. With no previous television interpretation to compete with, Netflix’s interpretation of the cult children’s classic was enjoyable to … Read More

TV Series to Binge to Avoid Revision

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Exams are almost here, and since you are probably procrastinating instead of studying, you should use your precious time to discover some binge-worthy TV shows to keep you busy. So here are five great TV shows that will occupy your mind and prevent it from worrying about exams. Unsolved: The … Read More

Is Britain Talentless?

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Arts Editor, Steph Bennett, fails to see the worth in the nation’s favourite talent show.  Last Saturday marked the return of Britain’s Got Talent, the talent programme that has become so revered that it not only draws applicants from the world over, but has prompted other countries to develop their … Read More

A Queen’s Ransom: gender-pay gap scandal in The Crown

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It has been revealed that the star of the Netflix tv series The Crown, Claire Foy, has been paid less than co-star Matt Smith. Amidst all the rising commentary around the gender wage gap, it was particularly interesting, and somewhat disheartening, to note that this is unlikely to change anything. … Read More

“Kindness is magic”: why we can all take inspiration from Ricky Gervais

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It goes without saying that Ricky Gervais is a controversial character. The world of showbiz was offended by his “insulting” comedy when he hosted the Golden Globesfour times between 2010 and 2016. Without getting into a debate on the nature of free speech, I would like to focus on Gervais’ … Read More

Jessica Jones Season 2 AKA The season of the female anti hero

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Back in 2015 the first season of Jessica Joneswas released to critical acclaim and positive reviews. Part of what made the first season so praised was it’s engaging anti heroine and its use of a superhero story to examine issues like sexual assault, PTSD, and power. The recently released Season … Read More

5 Great Sci-fi Novels for You to Read

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Recently, we lost the incredible Stephen Hawking, a man who fundamentally changed the way we view and interact with the cosmos. His works have had such a strong influence on the scientific world and science fiction as a genre. In honour of his passing, here is a look at some … Read More

Still Looking for a Placement? Don’t Fret.

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Hunting for professional opportunities should be a positive and exciting process. The opportunity of putting our academic interests and achievements into practice (and the potential of earning a real wage) is motivating, and undertaking placements, grad-schemes and internships seems like the logical step during university. But sometimes it can all … Read More