Lydia Tewkesbury

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Netflix Anonymous

BoJack Horseman There seems to be an extremely divided opinion about adult animation but I have always been a fan, so when my sister suggested I watch BoJack Horseman, I got straight to it and finished the entire series the very same day. It follows a washed up Hollywood actor, who also happens to be…


So you think you’re clever?

A book of interesting answers, Do You Still Think You’re Clever is a great secret Santa gift for the colleague or housemate you don’t know all that well. The book is John Farndon’s second collection of answers to some of the toughest questions to appear in the entrants interviews to Oxford and Cambridge universities. Farndon’s…


Graduates’ pay affected by upbringing and family history

Two reports recently released by the Institute for Education (IOE) and the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) suggest that a graduate’s pay is affected by their upbringing and their parents’ education. According to the IOE, having a degree doesn’t close the gap between rich and poor. The report indicates that graduates whose parents did not…


Ways to make exercise fun

Making time for exercise tends to get forgotten in the busy world of university. In your life of work, socialising, Netflix and exercising can often seem like the optional extra you just don’t have time for any more. But it doesn’t have to be that way. And honestly, it probably shouldn’t be. With the UK…


National Novel Writing Month: impossible or a piece of cake?

National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo as it is known, is a bucket list activity. The aim of NaNoWriMo is to write a 50,000 word novel. In a month. It sounds crazy, right? And what’s more, thousands of people around the world undertake this challenge every year. This columnist has completed NaNoWriMo three times. You…


Tips for staying in touch at university

Going to university is a crazy time. Every day is an epic sensory overload of people, opportunities and work. In the endless stream of new potential best friends, it’s easy to end up leaving the people we’ve spent the most part of the previous years with behind, without even meaning to. Here are some tips…

Creative Writing, OldVenue

George’s New Socks

Of all the times George had pictured his life changing forever, he had never imagined the moment, when it finally came, would take place in a laundrette. But it did, on a Tuesday night, when he came home in possession of someone else’s socks. They were like nothing he had ever owned. Bright green and…

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