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Poem Review: Philip Larkin’s ‘Spring’

April is a deceiving month. Skies are often clear, but the cold may still pinch if you dare leave the house in shorts. However, despite the temperamental weather, it is…

The War in Ukraine: One Year One

On the 24th of February 2022 belligerent Russian forces advanced towards Kyiv in an attempt to seize Ukraine. The US offered Volodymyr Zelensky a plane out of the country. However,…

The price of beer: Keep craft drinkers out of my pub

Last week, my flat mate solemnly informed me of the piercing news that the price of beer in our local pub had increased and the student discount on our favourite…

The Short Rant: The library is too hot

The winter is closing in upon us, yet it is not the dark nights or the abrasive weather that I fear. Over the years one builds up an arsenal to…

Bother in Brazil

You may remember the days of the coy acronym ‘BRIC’ being bandied around by Western analysts as they predicted the rise of nations and the fruitful economic and political relationships…

The Monarchy and Scotland

Whatever your position on the Royal Family may be, the passing of Queen Elizabeth II serves as a reminder to all of us of the fleeting nature of life and…

Nuclear power: the solution to all our problems?

Ardent criticism is coming from all factions of parliament on the government’s handling of the energy crisis and with household energy bills possibly topping £5000 next year, this is very…