Tag : the gryphon

Get the Fact Out

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In the current age of post-truth, flat-earthers and alternative facts, it’s worth bearing in mind where we would be without objective reasoning. Science as an instrument is the finest honed tool that humans have ever come by to find out about things. It seems almost weird to think that up … Read More

News Round Up

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The Gryphon Wins Best Media Society at NSA 2017 The Gryphon was voted the ‘Best Media Society’ at this year’s National Societies Awards.  The ceremony, which took place in the Crowne Plaza in Nottingham, saw The Gryphon receive the accolade as a society that has ‘consistently across the year delivered the best media … Read More

Bodies of Evidence

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Odds are you’ve most likely never heard of William Herbert Sheldon. No, not the guy from the Big Band Theory, or whatever it’s called. Chances also are you haven’t heard of his somatotype psychology theory either, however you may have come across one of Sheldon’s terms from his somatotype theory: … Read More

The Safari Diaries: Day 1

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Ever since I was little, I have been fascinated by wildlife. When I was eight my mom bought a collection of National Geographic documentaries, each film focussed on a different animal, and I spent all summer watching and re-watching the movies. I think that was when I decided I needed … Read More

Plastic Panic! How does synthetic waste affect the oceans?

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“There is no away – because plastic is so permanent and so indestructible. When you cast it into the ocean, there is no away” Sir David Attenborough Plastics are almost in everything that we touch in our day to day lives. From our breakfast juice packaging to our cars, the … Read More

Two LUU societies scoop trophies at National Society Awards

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At this year’s National Society Awards two societies from LUU took home trophies, with The Gryphon winning Best Media Society and Women in Leadership winning Best Campaigning Society. This is the second year the national awards ceremony has taken place, and is an opportunity for the work of societies up … Read More

Five Societies Shortlisted for National Society Awards

2 years ago / 0 comments

Five societies at LUU have been shortlisted for awards at the National Society Awards 2017, with the winners due to be announced at a ceremony in Nottingham next week. The Women’s Hockey society have been shortlisted for the biggest award of the night, Best Society, while the Women in Leadership … Read More

The March for Science

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In protest to the Trump administration’s views on climate change, science policy and their continual exclusion of scientific evidence from policy decisions, scientists organised rallies and marches in over 600 cities around the world on April 22nd. Though this event was centred on the United States, the side-lining of scientific … Read More

Tribology: A little bit of friction goes a long way

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This weird sounding word does not mean the study of tribes, as many puzzled people have asked me before, though perhaps the subtitle has given it away. Tribology is the study of interacting surfaces in relative motion – which, I give you, doesn’t sound interesting when taken at face value. … Read More

Trees die. Let’s plant some more

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On Monday America’s oldest oak tree – located in a New Jersey Presbyterian churchyard – was felled, bringing an end to a life that had spanned 600 years. Yes, it hadn’t reached the age of the Big Belly Oak in Wiltshire’s Royal Hunting Forest, or Nottinghamshire’s The Major Oak – … Read More