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James Fenton’s ‘The Skip’: A Poem that Changed my Life

Firstly, I must apologise for misleading you slightly. The title of this piece suggests that it is about a poem that has changed my life. This would be an over-dramatic…

Ode to the Elderly (Specifically my Grandfather)

My Grandfather was born in 1938, just before World War 2 to two very working-class, Northern English parents. He didn’t even know what a gay man was until he was…

Edinburgh University in Conversation with Madeline Miller

Following a stint at Biddy’s for St Patrick’s Day, my friends and I remained committed to attending the much-anticipated Madeline Miller lecture. The Classics, History and Feminist Societies collaborated to…

Protests lead to second cancellation of ‘Adult Human Female’ screening

The second attempted screening of ‘Adult Human Female’ by Edinburgh Academics for Academic Freedom (EAFAF) was set to take place at 6pm on 26 April, but was cancelled after protesters…

Review: The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption is nothing short of extraordinary. A study of humanity, the play begs questions of the possibilities of redemption and the capacity of the human spirit for resilience.…

In Defence of Catherine Earnshaw (and her similarities to Fleabag)

When I first opened Wuthering Heights, I was given two responses. The first was from my mum, thrilled to see me finally reading the book that she somewhat named me…

Substack: Who is she, and why do you need her 

Substack has been circling around the new media-sphere for a few years now, but I only really started becoming an avid subscriber around this time last year. And now I…

The Surrogacy Debate: Why are people unwilling to listen?

A while back, following the birth of Rebel Wilson and her partner’s baby via surrogate, I published an article in which I offered my thoughts against commercial surrogacy and examined…