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International student applications to UK universities have decreased this past year

Study visa applications from non-EU nationals to attend universities in the UK fell significantly in the past academic year, according to a report published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), with 163,338 applications submitted. The report indicated that this is a “statistically significant” decline of approximately two per cent, stating that overall student immigration […]

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Comedy Fringe

Spill: A Verbatim Show About Sex

CW: Show contains discussions of rape, sexual harassment, PTSD, and transmisogyny. FIVE STARS Spill does exactly what it says on the tin: it’s a show all about sex. Yet with its script, based on a multitude of interviews, “sex” seems too narrow a title for its theme, as the characters touch on so many more […]

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Culture Literature

Filmish

Edward Ross’ Filmish is a surprisingly engaging, and pleasantly accessible introduction to film theory, history, and the sociology that surrounds it. Ross presents his “graphic journey through film” in easily-digestible thematic sections ranging from the expected, such as “the eye” and “sets and architecture; to the more outlandish, such as “technology and technophobia”. It’s also […]

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Culture Literature

Klaxon

Klaxon seeps character and a certain uniqueness from Dix’s richly descriptive illustrations. Towing the careful line between creepy and fascinating, the surreal little world of Braintree Road is enticing, with its nightmarish landlord Mr Stapleton, and grim tenants. The story follows Carlisle in a dull, sepia-toned world, and his search for something to do, when […]

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Culture Literature

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

Natasha Pulley paints beautiful a romantic picture of eighteen-eighties London, and fills it with enthralling characters in her debut novel. We follow the lives of Thaniel – a government telegraphist and synesthete, and Grace – a scientist on the search for luminiferous ether. The novel depicts their lives becoming increasingly entangled around each other with […]

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Culture Literature

Vine Box

Nomad is a political and cultural magazine, and in Thursday night’s fundraiser for their annual publication they took over Mash House to host Vine Box. Armed with pillows, with a shoes (and phones!) off policy on the door, we followed plastic vines up to  a room tinged with green lights , decorated with a bohemian […]

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Culture Literature

“Wake Write Sleep Repeat. What am I? A damn robot?”

An Android Awakes In this experimental graphic novel, our protagonist, Android Writer PD121928, has forty-two attempts (fittingly, for Science Fiction) to write the perfect novel for the Android Publishing Programme as part of their takeover of human culture. If he fails to be published, he will be deactivated. The problem is that this android is […]

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Bollywood movie star Shah Rukh Khan awarded Edinburgh degree

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan visited the University of Edinburgh on 16 October to receive an honorary degree of Doctor Honoris Causa.  The award was presented in recognition of his extraordinary philanthropic works. Khan’s charitable actions have been focused in India, endorsing a wide range of causes from cancer research, to building inner-city hospitals, to […]