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Timely Escapism

1 March 2021

We all need a bit of escapism right now and, for many, the destination of choice has been the land of fiction. Before I continue, I will admit that I’m a historian at heart. Degree aside, I have always been fascinated by the past and the people in it. And I’m by no means the […]

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Artist of the Month: Edvard Munch

28 February 2021

So, February. Month of the two most important days in my life: valentine’s day and pancake day, each an opportunity to indulge in far too much chocolate. Also it’s the month of my birthday but that’s irrelevant. I’d say valentine’s day is perhaps more relevant to this month’s artist than pancakes, but, of course, feel […]

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Half-Life 2 – Does It Hold Up?

28 February 2021

This week, Morgan reviews Half-Life 2, in order to feel like he’s actually contributing to society. I’m really about to stumble into the lion enclosure here, aren’t I? It’s a shame I didn’t do this review back before Christmas; it would have been the ideal way to thin out my social circle fast and not […]

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The Second Sleep

26 February 2021

I’m not alone when I say I’m not a morning person. I have 3 or 4 alarms on my phone linked to Spotify so I can wake up to the easy sounds of an acoustic guitar at 7am. I press snooze each time, only kicking off the covers and rolling out of bed when the […]

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Why We Need to Talk About Amy March

24 February 2021

There are so many groups of characters, sisters out there that when watching a film, you are inclined to ask who you see yourself as.  Are you a Donna, Tanya or a Rosie? Are you a Rachel, Phoebe or Monica?  In the case of Louisa May Alcott’s classic story Little Women: are you a Jo, […]

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Behind the Popularity of Anime: Japanese Animation and the Mainstream

24 February 2021

Armed with the dual blessings of copious, covid-attributed free time and the prospect of reliably miserable weather, this winter has, in my book, been one less of typical Christmas cheer or holiday shenanigans but rather a retreat into the cosy confines of my bedroom. The task at hand? To religiously consume unhealthy volumes of Japanese […]

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Product Placement in Film

22 February 2021

The hotly anticipated new edition of the James Bond franchise No Time to Die has been delayed once again until October 8, 2021. Is this due to the pandemic restrictions and fear that cinemas will not be open for a summer release? It looks more likely that the film has been delayed this time so the […]

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Five TV Series You Need to Watch

21 February 2021

I thought I’d recommend some of my favourite TV series if you fancy a break from studying! My sense of humour is pretty light-hearted, and I quite like slapstick comedy, so most of these recommendations follow that type of humour and comedy just to give you guys a head’s up! Insatiable Although I know quite […]

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Which Language Should You Learn?

17 February 2021

Learning a new language is beneficial for a multitude of reasons. A new tongue can transport you to other worlds, boost your CV, improve your communication skills, teach you about another culture and give you another perspective. Languages can help us to connect in a global and multicultural world. Ever since I could remember, I […]

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Your Favourite Rom-Com – Outdated & Unattainable, or Harmless Fun?

14 February 2021

Love them or loathe them, romantic comedies remain one of the most popular movie genres of the 21st century. The same love-struck, hopeless romantics appear on screen time and time again. The plots follow the same tried and tested formula and are for the most part light-hearted and often based on a preposterous premise. You […]

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