Interview, Sport / 14/09/2021 Interview with UEA Sport’s James Raywood

What is your role at UEA? Student Sport Operations Manager What are your ambitions for UEA Sport this academic year? We are looking forward to a ‘normal’ year in terms of sport and physical activity where the lifting of covid restrictions should allow a full programme to take place. We are excited to reinstate our...

Interview / 14/09/2021 “When your baby dies, nobody is ever really prepared for it”: a conversation with stillbirth and neonatal death charity Norfolk Sands

Content Warning – stillbirth, neonatal death, miscarriage, baby loss “When your baby dies, nobody is ever really prepared for it”. Stillbirth and neonatal death charity Norfolk Sands is part of a UK-wide network of Sands groups. They specialise in later miscarriage (12-24 weeks), stillbirth (24 weeks on), and neonatal death (up to a month after...

Features, Interview / 17/08/2021 Ask a Nun: Talking to the Sisters about Anger, Fear, and the Pandemic

Last year, all six sisters living in St Andrew’s Lewisham caught Covid-19. Their ages range from 46 to 83 years old. Everyone survived, though each of the women experienced different symptoms. I meet two of them on a Friday, double-jabbed and in a home newly-opened to visitors. They welcome me warmly on a hot but...

Interview, Sport / 27/04/2021 “You only have to look at the odd clip of [football] before the pandemic and you remember how good it was”: an interview with Norwich City correspondent for The Athletic, Michael Bailey

The landscape of sports journalism has rapidly transformed over the last decade. At the forefront of this change is The Athletic, a subscription-based platform covering sports news from around the world. Founded only five years ago in 2016, the company has quickly expanded to become one of the most reputable sources around, positioning itself as...

Interview / 12/03/2021 “Like a film noir”: Black Honey’s Izzy B. Phillips talks new album, Quentin Tarantino movies, and the women that inspire her

Izzy B. Phillips is the fierce frontwoman of Black Honey, one of the most unique bands from the UK’s indie scene since their formation in 2014. Following their self-titled debut in 2018, the band is releasing their second album, Written & Directed, on the 19th of March. I had the opportunity to chat with Izzy...

Interview, UEA Live / 11/03/2021 UEA Live: An introductory interview with Inua Ellams

In anticipation of Inua Ellams’ upcoming talk with UEA Live on the 17 March 2021, I got in contact to ask him a few questions about his work and his inspirations. Born in Nigeria, Ellams has found a home in both Ireland and London throughout his life. He dabbles both in poetry and playwriting, with...

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Interview, Sport

Interview with UEA Sport’s James Raywood

What is your role at UEA? Student Sport Operations Manager What are your ambitions for UEA Sport this academic year? We are looking forward to a ‘normal’ year in terms of sport and physical activity where the lifting of covid restrictions should allow a full programme to take place. We are excited to reinstate our…

Interview

“When your baby dies, nobody is ever really prepared for it”: a conversation with stillbirth and neonatal death charity Norfolk Sands

Content Warning – stillbirth, neonatal death, miscarriage, baby loss “When your baby dies, nobody is ever really prepared for it”. Stillbirth and neonatal death charity Norfolk Sands is part of a UK-wide network of Sands groups. They specialise in later miscarriage (12-24 weeks), stillbirth (24 weeks on), and neonatal death (up to a month after…

Interview, Sport

“You only have to look at the odd clip of [football] before the pandemic and you remember how good it was”: an interview with Norwich City correspondent for The Athletic, Michael Bailey

The landscape of sports journalism has rapidly transformed over the last decade. At the forefront of this change is The Athletic, a subscription-based platform covering sports news from around the world. Founded only five years ago in 2016, the company has quickly expanded to become one of the most reputable sources around, positioning itself as…

Interview

“Like a film noir”: Black Honey’s Izzy B. Phillips talks new album, Quentin Tarantino movies, and the women that inspire her

Izzy B. Phillips is the fierce frontwoman of Black Honey, one of the most unique bands from the UK’s indie scene since their formation in 2014. Following their self-titled debut in 2018, the band is releasing their second album, Written & Directed, on the 19th of March. I had the opportunity to chat with Izzy…

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“From day one, there has been a laissez-faire approach to the pandemic… Boris Johnson wanted to be popular and didn’t want to make those difficult choices”: an interview with Labour MP Clive Lewis

Disclaimer: the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in this interview belong solely to Mr Clive Lewis MP. Clive Lewis, Labour MP for Norwich South since 2015 and former candidate for leader of the party in 2020. A politician with strong views and someone who is not afraid to hold back, even if at times that…

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An interview with Susan Jones on her career in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office: “I’ve never been bored and have always felt that I was contributing to the greater good”.

Sue Jones has enjoyed an over 40-year-long career in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), occupying geographical, policy, and HR related roles in London, together with overseas postings to a number of Diplomatic Missions such as Singapore, West Berlin, and Brussels. Pursuing her desire to travel, Sue had originally thought about applying for a Commission…


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