Tag : Lara Groves

Society Spotlight: Flat Earth Society

7 months ago / 0 comments

In a postmodern society underscored by cutting-edge science and technology, you may be forgiven for feeling like we know everything there possibly is to know about life as it stands. Where do we go from here? ‘Flat Earthers’, however, urge us to rethink what many have always known to be … Read More

HIV Testing Week In Association with Leeds Youth Stop AIDS

10 months ago / 0 comments

This week, its National HIV Testing Week, and LUU society Leeds Youth Stop Aids are helping to increase visibility and emphasise the importance of the week, and to help to further advocacy and support of HIV/AIDS causes both in the UK and further afield. Youth Stop AIDS is a nationwide … Read More

Black History Month: An evening with… Lady Phyll

12 months ago / 0 comments

Its the 30th anniversary of Black History Month, and LUU remain committed to marking the occasion with events, talks from key speakers, screenings and discussions. On the 25th September, Society editor Lara Groves attended a talk with association from Speak Up, from queer black activist Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, otherwise known as … Read More

Goodbye Uber London – the cost of cheap transport too high to bear?

12 months ago / 0 comments

On the 22nd September, news broke that Transport for London (TFL) had stripped Uber of its private hire license that allows them to operate in London, coming into effect by the end of the month. Cue mass panic from the 3.5 million Londoners that use the service (and no doubt ... Read More

Society Spotlight: Veg Soc

12 months ago / 0 comments

Vegetarianism and veganism are hot topics at the moment, and with recent reports suggesting that some students are spending in excess of £25 a week on their food shop, embracing non-meat (and therefore cheaper) eating habits could be a great step if you’re feeling the squeeze. I posed some questions … Read More

Hi Society

1 year ago / 0 comments

Welcome back to, or welcome to, the Gryphon Society pages! We are committed to showcasing the many different clubs and societies that are home to Leeds, helping you discover what’s on offer and helping our readers find more about what they can get involved with. With over 300 societies to … Read More

Pepsi: the appropriation of brutality

1 year ago / 0 comments

Every so often, an advertisement reminds me the potential for advertising to really question perceptions of the world around us. Which today, thanks to Pepsi, it did. Except that it was to question how wayward and naive the creators were in modelling a protest – an imperative, but often biting, … Read More

Fantastically Fettle

1 year ago / 0 comments

This week I headed down to Fettle – a new laid-back café tucked five minutes walk away from the south side of campus. It occupies a brilliant light space (with plans to develop the large garden at the back in time for summer sunshine) at the end of Great George … Read More

Review: Planet Earth II

2 years ago / 0 comments

2016 – what a year! In times of global disasters, it takes a lot for telly to reinstate some faith that it’s not all doom and gloom across the world. It would seem almost perfect timing for the return of Planet Earth, Filmed a decade since the first series audiences … Read More

The return of Game of Thrones

2 years ago / 18 comments

Game of Thrones is back. Arguably the TV event of 2016 so far, April 24th’s hotly anticipated The Red Woman saw the return of the Starks and Lannisters, in an episode that fans hoped would provide a bit of relief from the madness that was the final hour of Series … Read More