Tag : Rosemary Maher

Hinterland: The Welsh answer to Scandi-Noir

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Reminiscent of Scandi-Noir productions such as The Bridge and The Killing, Hinterland (or Y Gwyll, in Welsh) combines haunting scenery with suspicious disappearances, cold-blooded murders and family feuds which are guaranteed to see you coming back for more. The stunning though desolate landscape of Ceredigion, west Wales, provides the atmospheric … Read More

Easter: a commercial eggs-travaganza?

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Heralding the start of spring, Easter is a Christian festival and well-observed tradition across the world. The Gryphon investigates the origins of Easter and reflects upon its role in today’s society. For many people, Easter is synonymous with an abundance of chocolate eggs, herds of Lindt gold bunnies, and hot … Read More

Roald Dahl: The real BFG

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Roald Dahl was a literary magician, celebrated for his children’s classics and dark-humoured short stories for adults. His books have become timeless additions to bookshelves the world over, treasured by children and adults alike. As the centenary of Dahl’s birth, 2016 is set to be a jam-packed celebration of all … Read More

"Parlez-Vous Français?" Is the French Language Under Attack?

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The Gryphon explores recent changes in the French language, why these revisions have been proposed, and the effects that they may have upon communication. The recent proposed changes to the French language have sparked uproar amongst the French and the rest of the world alike, amidst claims that the language … Read More

A new direction for publishing?

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Penguin Random House UK axes degree requirement from recruitment process.  In an unprecedented move for the publishing industry, Penguin Random House has recently decided to scrap the need for a degree to enter their workforce. They say it will enable people from a wider range of backgrounds to enter the … Read More

Review: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

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Even as a self-confessed Picoult devotee, I found myself approaching this particular novel with a degree of unease, anxious that a work of complete fiction could never do justice to the indescribable horrors of the Holocaust. Described by The Observer as a novel that is “impossible to put down”, I … Read More

“What if Christmas doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more!”

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As Christmas draws ever nearer, The Gryphon examines the effect our consumer-driven society is having on the traditional meaning of the festive season. Christmas is a time to relax, reflect, and spend time with our loved ones. However, it is also a period strongly coloured by the era of consumerism. Traditions such … Read More

Baby it’s cold outside: Yuletide reads

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Given that most of us spend the holidays swamped in revision and essay-writing, it’s hardly surprising that we tend to turn to festive blockbusters throughout the Christmas season rather than books. But this year, instead of settling in for a marathon viewing of Bridget Jones or the Polar Express, why … Read More

A Language Assistantship Abroad…

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Every year the British Council send over two thousand undergraduates and postgraduates abroad to teach English as a foreign language, in a programme which spans four continents and fourteen countries. The Gryphon explores the challenges and rewards of undertaking an assistantship abroad. The English Language Assistants programme began in 1905 … Read More

Monday Farmers Market: fresh food on LUU’s doorstep

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Every Monday during term time, come rain or shine, a foodie extravaganza takes place outside the union: it’s the Monday Farmers Market. From piping hot hog roasts to handmade hummus, continental crêpes to seasonal soups, whether you’re craving savoury or sweet there’s something for you. At Honest Edibles, a newcomer … Read More