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The archives: 1920s letter scorns editor of The Student

This week we take a look at a particular piece from the archives, a “Letter to the Editor of The Student” from the 1920s, intended as a response to an editorial written prior. Interesting in its essence due to the fact that The Student writing does not have a section for this any longer, the […]

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Exploring the Archives: how much has changed in 100 years?

It goes without saying that the style of The Student newspaper has changed significantly over the years. But its aim as a publication, to provide a platform for the student voice and bring refreshing, current news stories onto our campus, still resonates with its writers and editors who produce the paper today. This piece from […]

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A look at the archives: welfare begins at home

The title of this  week’s archive is ‘Welfare Begins At Home.’ At first glance, this could suggest taking care of oneself at home or, more ominously, perhaps a stab at giving charity overseas. However, the article does not appear to be about either of the two. It starts off by discussing the discovery of a […]

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Exploring The Student’s Archives: population concern in 1973

The current world population is over seven and a half billion people. It is no secret that in a changing world of rising temperature, limited resources and species extinction, that these issues  should have been tackled far sooner than the present; so it is a pleasant surprise to find an archives piece from 1973, talking […]

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Exploring the archives: World War One Memorial

Dulce et Decorum est Pro Patria Mori. Horace’s infamously haunting words hang looming over this list of honours once published in The Student, where hundreds of staff and students whose lives were lost in the First World War are laid to rest. Translated into English, “It is sweet and proper to die for one’s country”. […]

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Exploring the archives: A letter home from an international student

When seeing the title of this archive, the initial expectation is a heart wrenching letter of yearning for a loved one, who is so out of reach that it’s almost as if they belonged to another world. However, these archives are never as black and white as they initially seem, and instead we are greeted […]

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Exploring the archives: To the Editors of “The Student” May 1924

As well as being highly entertaining, this week’s archive requires more thoughtful analysis. In the modern age, the idea of putting up flags to showcase how this university is the “Empire in little” seems nonsensical. It’s as if the writer were trying to boast the riches of the Empire much in the sense of the […]

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Exploring the archives: From “The Diary of a Lady Student”

In this week’s edition of The Student archives, we explore “The Diary of a Lady Student” from 1893. The title itself presents the abnormality of being a female student, let alone writing for The Student, and the content offers even more insight into such an experience. It is clear to see this particular “lady student” […]