Tag : Eleanor Smith

Tony Harrison at 80: A Celebration of One of Leeds’ Most Accomplished Poets

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Earlier this month, local poet Tony Harrison visited the university as part of the celebration of his life and works to mark his eightieth birthday. Harrison is considered one of the greatest poets writing in the UK today and is widely celebrated in Leeds having grown up and studied in … Read More

To Be Or Not To Be? That Is The Mystery

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Arts writer, Eleanor Smith, discusses the Shakespeare Authorial conspiracy theory and the playwright’s significance in today’s society. William Shakespeare is often regarded as Britain’s greatest playwright. Four centuries after the composition of his works, he is still celebrated on school curriculums, in television, film and theatre, and in everyday life. … Read More

Novel to Screen: Do Film Adaptations Devalue The Book?

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With the instant gratification that films provide, the majority of consumers prefer to enjoy stories through the big screen. However, does the slow-burning fascination offered by books trump the sensation that films provide? Lifestyle and Culture writer, Eleanor Smith, explores the best way to experience a story. Watching a film … Read More

Society Spotlight: Leeds Nightline

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Although the university experience can be fun, fulfilling and rewarding, sometimes it falls well short of expectations, and you may find yourself in need of guidance. Eleanor Smith investigates how the wise owls over at Nightline continue to provide help and support to struggling students. With the halfway point of … Read More

Man Booker Prize 2017: A Disappointing Lack of Diversity

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Last week, the Man Booker Prize was awarded to American author George Saunders for his debut novel ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’. Set in 1862, the novel is a compelling read that details Abraham Lincoln’s contemplation over the death of his son, Willie. It was praised by many critics on its … Read More

Society Gave It A Go: Yoga Soc

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First term of the academic year marks a brilliant opportunity to get stuck in with all the Give It A Go events taking place in and around the union, and hopefully find something – be it sport, art or activity – that you really love. This week, Eleanor Smith tries … Read More