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This Week in History: The foundation of the United Nations 24 October 1945

On 24 October 1945 the United Nations was established, replacing the League of Nations as the central organisation aiming for international cooperation. The League of Nations had declined following failures…

Reflecting on New Year’s Resolutions: Successes and Failures

The beginning of January 2019 – just as in 2018, 2017, 2016 and so on – was punctuated by friends and family all stating their New Year’s Resolutions and self-improvements…

The FLIP: Female Leadership in Publishing

The FLIP – Female Leadership in Publishing – is a project established by three women involved in the publishing industry, in marketing, publicity, and editorial roles. Sophie Christopher, Ella Horne,…

A dive into Zetetic Astronomy: understanding contemporary flat earth beliefs

Contemporary flat earth beliefs originate from the mid-nineteenth century, coming from Samuel Birley Rowbotham’s book Zetetic Astronomy: Earth not a Globe. This book laid out Rowbotham’s view of the earth…

This week in history: William Burke was executed on 28 January 1829

William Burke, alongside William Hare, committed a string of murders in Edinburgh through the 1820s. Burke and Hare were both graverobbers, selling bodies to anatomy teachers for dissection and study.…

Are university balls worth the cost or should we have them at all?

It’s already at the time of year where everyone has started posting pictures of them all dressed up, at their society’s Winter Ball. There were a huge number of these…

To shave or not to shave? Janu-hairy celebrates the choice

Every year, January is filled with desperate attempts to stick to New Years’ resolutions before completely giving up in February. Dry January and Veganuary are both movements attempting to capture…

What is Hogmanay, and how can it be celebrated?

With the Christmas holidays looming, there is a palpable desire among students for their post-exam freedom. Yet though many return home, this free time is a great opportunity for the…