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An interview with the president of ArtSoc

Julia Evans is sitting on a flower-adorned, weathered second hand sofa, surrounded by maps and her own life drawings. “I got this old lady sofa in Bonnington… it was calling my name!” She tells me about vegetarian flat dinners, her plant babies and reading Anna Karenina. “It’s incredible, he’s [Leo Tolstoy] a wizard. Like real […]

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The benefits of the arts on our mental wellbeing

Art has been a means of expression since the dawn of humankind. The oldest evidence of our species being creative dates to seventy-three thousand years ago. There seems to be a natural drive which makes us want to paint, knit, produce pottery or embroidery for decorative purposes – the creative impulse is fundamental to the […]

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A look back at the Festival of Creative Learning

The brief lull in a semester populated by early tutorials, lengthy assignments, and waning lecture attendance, has gained a plethora of new nicknames over the years and has now been christened ‘the Festival of Creative Learning’. From administrative appellations like ‘Consolidation Week’ to monikers like ‘Flexible Learning Week,’ this small hiatus is actually far more […]