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Significant rise in Covid-19 cases at Scottish universities

A rise in Covid-19 cases amongst the student population in Scotland has led to concerns regarding the forthcoming Easter break, although it is not predicted that this rise in cases will have an impact on the upcoming easing of lockdown measures.   Significant outbreaks of the virus at the University of Dundee and the University of […]

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Lent: take it or leave it?

To bother, or not to bother: that is the question. I’ll be frank here: why on earth does anyone voluntarily participate in Lent? Why sacrifice something so dear to us for forty long days (and forty long nights). More so, if you’re not remotely religious, why do it at all? Most so-called sacrifices end up […]

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Lent 2019: a time to give up bad habits and adopt good ones

With Shrove Tuesday (pancake day) having just passed, the time to start thinking about Lent is here. Originally a Christian tradition, Lent has long been associated with fasting. In recent years, this tradition has morphed into the giving up of something indulgent but not necessary, for example, chocolate. Lately, however, taking something up instead of giving […]