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EIBF 2023: Kim Sherwood: Women in Writing

One delightful bonus of studying at the University of Edinburgh is our proximity to the celebrated Book Festival author Kim Sherwood. Lecturer of Creative Writing at our university, her published…

Fringe 2023: 007 Voices of Bond

This review can be summarised in one sentence: James Bond fans will be in Heaven. On Day 2 of the Fringe, Night Owl Shows have set an extremely high bar…

Harry Potter and the One Ring to Rule Them All

Picture the scene. A young man is sent out on a journey by an old, wise wizard with a long white beard and a tall hat. This youngster has been…

Exclusive: Kim Sherwood on 007, writing, and Fleming’s Feminism

Kim Sherwood will be known to many University of Edinburgh English Literature students as one of our best lecturers. She is also a widely read, award-winning novelist, shortlisted (among other…

James Bond and the Dangers of Literary Censorship

We live in an era of literary rewriting. Following the news that Roald Dahl’s works are being rewritten to remove offensive language (which we covered in The Student), James Bond…

Cult Column: OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies

Comedy films, in the true sense of the genre, don’t really exist anymore. Sure, we get films which are funny or films which have jokes in them, but the days…

No time to Change: Women in James Bond

The James Bond franchise is blessed with a rare quality: unrelenting popularity. Since its inception in 1962 with Dr. No starring Sean Connery, the movies have seen back-to-back box office…

No Time To Die: Review

Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ After 15 years, Daniel Craig ends his tenure as James Bond, and I can confidently say that not only does he buck the trend of an actor’s…