Books / 22/12/2021 UEA Spring 2022 Line-up

After the Autumn success of UEA Live, the Spring line-up has just been announced! This term we had some stellar speakers, from Bimini Bon Boulash to Ed Miliband, and the Spring event looks just as exciting. Every Wednesday across March and May, with a date in April, guest speakers will be coming to the UEA...

Books, Venue / 15/12/2021 UEA Live: Ed Miliband on Boris, beards, and big ideas

Rivalled only by the Scottish pirate-themed heavy metal band playing in the LCR, Ed Miliband held an audience in the largest lecture theatre on campus to discuss his new book Go Big: How to fix our world on Thursday 9th December. Known by many as the leader of the Labour Party from 2010 to 2015, MP for Doncaster...

Film / 07/12/2021 Why We Need Short Films:

It is fashionable – perhaps too fashionable – to feel cynical about the state of contemporary cinema. A casual glance through the screenings at one’s local cinema only seems to reinforce this belief: the average movie going experience is packed with spectacles, superheroes, and sequels. It is also in fashion to link this to the...

Gaming / 07/12/2021 The 2022 Video Game Line-up

For us video game enthusiasts 一for whom the Wi-Fi going down is as bad as the apocalypse, who rejoice in watching our friends suffer on a level we aced first try 一 2022 is gearing up to be a big year of releases. With many video games award-winners to be announced in the next month...

TV / 07/12/2021 Tiger King 2: Necessary or Nuisance?

Tiger King, Joe Exotic, Carole Baskin: the most talked about subjects of 2020. At the start of lockdown, when everyone was stuck inside, Netflix released a show called Tiger King. Remember that? Well, the much anticipated second season has arrived, but hasn’t made nearly as much of an impact. Don’t get me wrong, I was...

Film / 07/12/2021 Christmas Classics Countdown

I love Christmas films. In my first year at uni, I had a ‘Christmas Countdown’, where I planned to watch a Christmas movie every day of December until Christmas. This year, I’m determined to complete it.  Last year, I watched more Christmas movies in the two weeks before Christmas than I ever had before, thanks...

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Books

UEA Spring 2022 Line-up

After the Autumn success of UEA Live, the Spring line-up has just been announced! This term we had some stellar speakers, from Bimini Bon Boulash to Ed Miliband, and the Spring event looks just as exciting. Every Wednesday across March and May, with a date in April, guest speakers will be coming to the UEA…

Film

Why We Need Short Films:

It is fashionable – perhaps too fashionable – to feel cynical about the state of contemporary cinema. A casual glance through the screenings at one’s local cinema only seems to reinforce this belief: the average movie going experience is packed with spectacles, superheroes, and sequels. It is also in fashion to link this to the…

Gaming

The 2022 Video Game Line-up

For us video game enthusiasts 一for whom the Wi-Fi going down is as bad as the apocalypse, who rejoice in watching our friends suffer on a level we aced first try 一 2022 is gearing up to be a big year of releases. With many video games award-winners to be announced in the next month…

TV

Tiger King 2: Necessary or Nuisance?

Tiger King, Joe Exotic, Carole Baskin: the most talked about subjects of 2020. At the start of lockdown, when everyone was stuck inside, Netflix released a show called Tiger King. Remember that? Well, the much anticipated second season has arrived, but hasn’t made nearly as much of an impact. Don’t get me wrong, I was…

Film

Christmas Classics Countdown

I love Christmas films. In my first year at uni, I had a ‘Christmas Countdown’, where I planned to watch a Christmas movie every day of December until Christmas. This year, I’m determined to complete it.  Last year, I watched more Christmas movies in the two weeks before Christmas than I ever had before, thanks…

Gaming

A Review of Halo Infinite

Following Halo Infinite’s surprise early multiplayer release on the 20th anniversary of Xbox and Halo, on November 15, it’s fair to say the game is off to a great start.  Everyone has free access to multiplayer, which includes a ranked arena, quickplay and big team battle modes. The ranked playlist is already a success with…

Creative Writing

Pretending

When you think about it, pretending is a natural human instinct. Everybody pretends on a regular basis. It can be seen as lying, but there’s a distinct difference. Now, I’m not quite sure what that difference is, but it’s there. You might pretend you like someone’s food so you don’t upset them or come across…

TV

The Best Comedy Shows by Beloved Stand-Up Comedians

Laughter, much like a virus, is contagious. That might be why it has raised the spirits of so many, particularly over the past two years. Humour is often used as an escapism – a coping mechanism during challenging or tragic situations. Throughout the pandemic, people made songs about hand washing, and joked about the lack…


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