Tag : Caitlin Tilley

Reading Race

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The Lifestyle & Culture editors give their recommendations for influential and impactful contemporary literature by Black authors.   Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Americanah follows Ifemelu, a young Nigerian woman who immigrates to the United States to attend university. Throughout the novel, we witness Ifemelu struggle with understanding her identity … Read More

An Introduction to Adulting

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You want the perks: the freedom, the unrestricted social life and the smug sense of independence. The overdraft reminders, empty fridge and niggling feeling that you are slightly out of your depth? Not so much. We’re here to help you get started on your journey to successful adulting at university.   … Read More

In Defence of the Arts

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As the Labour Party recently pledged to provide an additional £160m a year for creative and cultural activities in primary schools, Caitlin Tilley argues for the importance of the arts’ place in the school curriculum. Sir Ken Robinson is the education expert who believes dance is as important as maths. … Read More

A no-deal Brexit is looking increasingly likely. What impact will this have on UK universities?

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With less access to funding, quitting academics, decreased intake and export of students to and from the EU, what’s not to love about a no-deal Brexit from the perspective of UK universities? The irony of Brexit does anything but escape students, some of whom were not even able to vote … Read More

A response to #deletefacebook: why we can never leave the network

8 months ago / 0 comments

For many (myself included) #deletefacebook is paradoxically both a movement we will support but also know full well that we won’t be participating in. The #deletefacebook movement is an alarming reminder of modern dependence on social media, and becomes a particularly hard pill to swallow when the network in question … Read More

A Memorable Performance: The Nature of Forgetting

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Arts writer, Caitlin Tilley casts her thoughts on Theatre Re’s latest project at West Yorkshire Playhouse. I was unsure what to expect from Theatre Re’s The Nature of Forgetting, but I was intrigued to see how they would translate the theme of dementia into drama. Having collaborated with UCL Neuroscience … Read More

From Three Billboards to Grenfell: How Art imitates Life

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It’s no secret that art is inspired by real life. Arguably, all forms of creativity are derived from experience, whether knowingly or subconsciously. But what about the other way round? As once coined by Oscar Wilde, ‘Life imitates art far more than art imitates life’. And in light of the … Read More

The New Wave of Neo-Colonialism

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The current Oxfam scandal, and the varying array of comments and criticism surrounding it demonstrates in black and white that colonial mentalities still exist towards the developing world. With this in mind, appropriate conduct in crisis zones needs some careful scrutiny. Quite clearly, something is wrong, and the rigour surrounding … Read More

Orthorexia – The Eating Disorder You Didn’t Know Existed

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Caitlin Tilley examines the consequences of living  in a health obsessed world and how this can lead to an often overlooked eating disorder. Like many, I have always had a keen interest in healthy eating. Whilst I have always assumed this was a positive quality, I have recently learnt that … Read More

REVIEW: What Would Your Kids Do?

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Jason Manford plays the big kid hosting this new ITV game show, which combines Channel 4’s the Secret Life of 5 Year Olds with just about any basic TV game show. The show is structured in rounds in which three sets of parents are challenged to predict what their child … Read More