Lifestyle, Travel / 03/05/2022 Study spaces and wellbeing in Norwich 

It’s the time of year that all students dread. The final stretch before a summer of freedom, the spring exam season is rearing its head. And while I, like many students, prefer to push this information to the back of mind until the inevitable wave of stress eats me up on the inside and becomes...

Lifestyle, Travel / 03/05/2022 Skylines and Soviets: The Legacy of Communism in Czechia

Monuments to communism and the Red Army are the most blatant marks left by the Soviets in Czechia. But the legacy of the USSR can be seen manifested in many different spheres of life, from social, to work, to housing and faith. The history of the 20th century can be witnessed in the streets of...

Lifestyle, Travel / 03/05/2022 Interrailing: Expensive and Ineffective or Exciting and Educational?

A quintessential rite of passage at least to me is the first holiday you have without your parents, and for me this came in the form of a post A-level splurge on an interrailing trip with four other friends. We travelled across mainland Europe from Amsterdam down through Berlin, Paris, Venice and ended in Rome...

Lifestyle, Travel / 03/05/2022 There and Back Again: The Journey Home After University

“He drew a deep breath. ‘Well, I’m back,’ he said.” –          The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Home: a small rural village an hour or so outside of York, North Yorkshire. Roughly 60 or so houses, what I guess is at least over 100 acres of pastoral...

Travel / 22/03/2022 Tales from Back Home – British Virgin Islands

“Nature’s Little Secret” is the defining tagline of my childhood. It’s also on license plates, t-shirts and nearly every tourist-trap merchandise you can find in the Virgin Islands (or BVI for short). I grew up on the island of Tortola, the biggest in the archipelago, although at just 24 square miles, this isn’t much to...

Travel / 22/03/2022 Norwich: The Queer Capital of the East

“Norwich is a fine city.” This often remarked and equally mocked slogan, which you first encountered driving down the A11 towards the outer limits of the city, has become just as iconic and intertwined with the city’s DNA as UEA’s Ziggurats or Cathedral Close. You take a walk around the city streets, visit some of...

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Norwich: The Queer Capital of the East

“Norwich is a fine city.” This often remarked and equally mocked slogan, which you first encountered driving down the A11 towards the outer limits of the city, has become just as iconic and intertwined with the city’s DNA as UEA’s Ziggurats or Cathedral Close. You take a walk around the city streets, visit some of…

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How International Women’s Day is celebrated across the world

As nations come together to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8 March to recognize the achievements of women and strive for better gender equality, the question of how the specifics of this day is celebrated varies from country to country. The UK’s celebration focuses primarily on raising awareness of the social and political issues…

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Women travellers throughout history

Let me address the mammoth in the room: it is perhaps unusual, one may say improper, for one such as I to write on the topic of women’s history. Men have frequently been much responsible for the current predicament we find ourselves in – and I include history as an aside in this regard. From…


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