Tag: Alcohol

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Is “I was drunk” an acceptable excuse?

Every once in a while I go for a cup of coffee with a friend of mine and in all our infinite wisdom we put the world to rights. The other week we got onto the topic of alcohol, which would appear to be everywhere at university, as is to be expected. My friend and…

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Alcoholic – Or Secret Genius?

“Write drunk, edit sober” is often misattributed to Ernest Hemmingway. Yet, whilst the American author was notoriously fond of drinking, he refrained from doing so whilst writing. When asked in an interview if the rumours of him taking a pitcher of martinis to work every morning were true, he answered: “Jeezus Christ! Have you ever…

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Go sober this Stoptober

Freshers Week: seven days of drinking, partying and all-round debauchery. While October would usually mean the continuation of this excess, this year, students and non-students alike are taking the opportunity to detox. Across the country, thousands are ditching the booze in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support as part of their Go Sober for October campaign….

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NUS announce new programme to combat binge drinking

The launch of the NUS ‘Alcohol Impact’ scheme could see the end of drinking initiations and dangerous binging and potentially the start of a social transformation. The pilot program will be launched in selected universities across England and Wales, from Manchester Metropolitan and Royal Holloway, to Brighton and Nottingham, with the intention of assessing the…

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