Sam Gordon Webb

Books

The Cosy Books to Read This Winter.

What makes a book ‘cosy’? It’s a question I’ve often struggled to answer. In the ever commercialising, digitalising, and everything-else-ising age, I’m not sure ‘cosy’ reads satisfy today’s reader as much as they used to. The winter is no longer necessarily freezing cold, and the summer no longer boiling hot. The climate is changing, and…

Home of the Wonderful

‘Tis the season of charity

The University of East Anglia’s Media Mo-llective fundraising group, set up by Breaking News Editor, Emily Kelly, aims to raise funds and awareness for men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and male suicides. The broad range of important and life-changing work – from encouraging social action to scientific research – remains at…

News

The retail details for Norwich city centre stores

One of Norwich’s most prominent vacant stores has been finally bought after Topshop were forced to close the site following the collapse of Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia Group. Despite fears the unit in the Haymarket would struggle to find a buyer, a three-million-pound purchase is expected to be completed by the end of this month. …

Climate Change

Ecotourism: Travel and Climate

Pina Coladas on a sandy beach, palm trees, and the smell of fabulous food. These are a few of our favourite things. But what if the holidays you craved were the exact source of climate change, a reality credibly accepted as the cause of human action? Would the cocktails on the beach suddenly become rather…

Climate Change, News

‘Have we achieved our aims? Not yet’: eco-warriors issue warning

The climate group behind protests on Britain’s busiest motorways, Insulate Britain, have issued a stark warning to politicians ahead of The UN Climate Change Conference in November, blaming the government for “failing to protect its citizens whilst allowing carbon emissions to continue from outdated housing stock.” Members of the group – which has links to…

News

Top 50 global ranking for UEA research

The University of East Anglia’s research was ranked in the top 50 of the most cited research material globally, as part of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2022 released earlier this month. The metrics are based on the number of times published work is cited by scholars from a varying academic work,…

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