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Why is society so fascinated with serial killers?

Despite their brutal crimes, serial killers have always engendered widespread fascination in the public eye. This mysterious interest was somewhat reignited last week when, on the 19th of November 2017, it was announced that Charles Manson had died in prison aged 83. In 1967, Manson was released from prison and started a quasi-commune in California, […]

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This Week in History: Both boats sink in Oxford and Cambridge boat race

On 30 March 1912, the annual boat race between Oxford and Cambridge was cancelled after both teams sank. The boat race is an annual tradition between the two universities where the teams race along a 4.2 mile stretch of the River Thames. The race originated in 1829 and has been conducted every year since 1856, […]