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Lockdown Literature Challenge: War and Peace

The American author and literary critic Henry James infamously described Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace as a ‘big, loose, baggy monster.’ James’s disparaging comment from 1908 couldn’t be further from…

Lockdown travel puts pressure on the Highlands

Earlier this week, Nicola Sturgeon released a statement warning people to stay away from the Highlands amidst the Scottish coronavirus outbreak. In response to an influx of people moving to…

Our nation’s unsung heroes

At precisely 8pm on Thursday 26th March, the NHS was praised with a nation-wide applaud of appreciation. Members of the public, celebrities, royalty and even our trusty PM, took to…

Keeping our beloved houseplants alive

Whether you’re heading home for the Easter holidays or packing up in light of Covid-19, the welfare of your plant babies may be one of your top concerns. Carrying a…

New UCL policy prohibits student-staff relationships

University College London (UCL) has issued a policy prohibiting student and staff sexual relations. The decision aims to protect against abuse of power and grooming. UCL is the first Russell…

What should we be doing with our time during the ongoing strikes?

Whether you’re in full support of the lecturers’ strike or you are secretly thinking “how could you do this to me right before assignment season”, the impending industrial action doesn’t…

TedTalk: Wendy Suzuki and the brain-changing benefits of exercise

Whether you love it or loathe it, there’s no denying the health benefits of regular exercise. Be it to lose weight, lower cholesterol or simply to clear the mind, physical…

A decade of reconnection: unplugging from social media in 2020

In the infamous words of 17th-century poet John Donne, “No man is an island”. In today’s society, however, the opposite seems to be true. Recent surges in technological advances, particularly…