New Year’s Resolutions: From Clichés to Costa

“…Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering ‘it will be happier’…” – Alfred, Lord Tennyson It’s all well and good saying that you’re going to go to the gym three times a week starting January or that you’re going to avoid taking trips to Costa between lectures but, as most students know, that probably isn’t . New Year’s resolutions are often … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions: From Clichés to Costa

Your New Year’s Eve Guide

How to have a great end to a terrible year This year has been tough, to say the least. Our politics is in disarray, overlord Trump seems one petulant strop away from destroying us all, and we have seen the loss of thousands of innocent lives in national and international tragedies. But don’t let this abysmal year limply peter out; here’s our guide to say … Continue reading Your New Year’s Eve Guide

A Christmas Tale: Reads to get you through the festive season

A short list of festive reads, most of which are candy for the brain, but after all, it’s Christmas! Let It Snow by John Green, Lauren Myracle, and Maureen Johnson I read Let It Snow last year during the Christmas holiday, and to be honest, I wasn’t expecting much. I had read John Green’s other, less popular, books – An Abundance of Katherines and Will … Continue reading A Christmas Tale: Reads to get you through the festive season

Our Favourite Christmas Songs

Love it or hate it, from the second the last firework pops on 5th November, Christmas music is inescapable. It’s on the radio, it’s on your television, it’s in every single bustling high street shop. But Christmas music doesn’t have to mean the same 10 songs you hear year after year on the same naff CD your Mum keeps in the loft but no-one is … Continue reading Our Favourite Christmas Songs

2018: A Year of Art

From St Ives to Liverpool, covering everything from Bellini to Basquiat, we’ve got plenty of top art exhibitions across the country to look forward to in 2018. So get your culture fix with this varied selection of red-hot shows over the coming year! Basquiat: Boom for Real Barbican Art Gallery, Until 28 January Finishing soon but an absolutely must see show, ‘Basquiat: Boom for Real’ … Continue reading 2018: A Year of Art

Our Top 5 Christmas Films

No need to look any further for the definitive list of top 5 Christmas films – you’ve found it. 5. Love Actually (2003) 2h 15m. Dir. Richard Curtis. Love Actually represents Christmas guilty pleasure at its best. Best watched while loading up on mince pies, mulled wine, and avoiding eye contact with elderly relatives during the ersatz porno scenes. The wonderful thing about Love Actually … Continue reading Our Top 5 Christmas Films

Review: A Christmas Prince

Whoever runs the Netflix twitter account has probably made it onto their bosses naughty list this year after causing a stir with the tweet “To the 53 people who’ve watched A Christmas Prince every day for the past 18 days: who hurt you?”. This prompted a backlash of hurt viewers, who were concerned about their viewing privacy on the internet platform. While, on balance, this … Continue reading Review: A Christmas Prince

Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

I consider myself a Star Wars fan. I first watched A New Hope when I was five years old, and I’ve enjoyed the franchise ever since. So I went to see the midnight premier of The Last Jedi with high expectations, having enjoyed all the other films. While there were some fantastic scenes and characters in this instalment, I left the cinema feeling distinctly disappointed. … Continue reading Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi