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‘Fascination with language”: The Topeka School by Ben Lerner

Bildungsroman narratives can often seem overdone, retracing the struggles of adolescent identity for the umpteenth time before the protagonist solves their problems, gets the girl and drives off into the…

Dominant England defeat All Blacks in thrilling semi-final: the view from the sofa

The day had arrived. Sleepless nights rose into restless mornings. Weeks of waiting, four years of yearning, had arrived at this Scottish Saturday sunrise. The motley group begin to emerge…

Rugby World Cup Preview: how will the Home Nations do?

After a glorious summer dominated by the successes of England’s cricketing heroes, football and rugby have returned to our screens and back pages, fighting for supremacy in the national sporting…

A talk with stem cell donor Will Briant, and the importance of donating

The Student spoke to recent stem cell donor Will Briant about his donation experience and why more students should donate. How did you feel when Anthony Nolan got in touch…

Live Review: George Ezra at Utilita Arena, Newcastle

It is a strange custom in our society that certain individuals are deemed to be talented enough, that thousands of people will pay for the privilege of cramming into a…

Farrell’s absence an unexpected bonus for Jones’ England?

While Eddie Jones may have grimaced when the news of Owen Farrell’s thumb injury reached him, the Australian would surely have soon recovered his mischievous grin at the prospect of…

Love is Blind

William Boyd’s Love is Blind brings late 19th century Europe to life, from the cold, grey streets of Edinburgh to the grandiose parties of Imperial Russia as it follows the…

Charts struggle to stay relevant in the modern music world

For decades, shows such as The Official Chart and Top of the Pops were staples of the UK music lover’s diet, with fans eagerly awaiting the Sunday countdown to see…