The Winter Blues

The crunch of chestnut brown leaves underfoot; a thick layer of fog blankets the Meadows; and the fourth floor of the library is still busy after 10pm. This can only mean one thing: winter is upon us. For many people, winter signifies the most magical time of the year. However, for a handful of us, the […]


The mental danger of darker nights

Today there were six-hundred and sixty-six minutes of daylight. Tomorrow there will be six-hundred and sixty-two. The days are dawning darker and the nights are drawing in. I’m not afraid of the dark, but I’ve been taught to view it as dangerous. As a woman, it is easy to feel increasingly confined as the days […]

Lifestyle Wellbeing

Seasonal Affective Disorder: what is it and what can be done to help?

Disclaimer: the writer of this article is not a medical professional, and all information in this article should not be used as a substitute for advice from a doctor or health professional. For many people, this time of year brings about thoughts of Christmas and snowy, cold winter nights. But for some, this season can bring feelings […]