The English Pear: Ratatouille with lemony salmon, new potatoes and broccoli

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” -Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own 

This ratatouille recipe is super easy and really versatile. We have chosen to serve it with lemony salmon and green veggies, but it works just as well with grilled chicken or sausages, or even on its own with rice or a jacket potato if you want a vegan/vegetarian option. Plus, it’s a great dish to have in the fridge or freezer so you can have it to hand on a busy weekday night. Packed with flavour and nutrition this is guaranteed not to disappoint! 
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Review: Gilbert & Sullivan’s ‘The Yeomen of the Guard’ @ Exeter Northcott

The Yeomen of the Guard, presented by Exeter University’s Gilbert and Sullivan society, is the final of three student productions at the Northcott theatre this January, following EUTCo’s Lord of the Flies and Footlights’ Oklahoma!. The plot is centred around the Colonel Fairfax (George Protts), who is wrongly accused of sorcery and sentenced to death. In an attempt to preserve his estate, he secretly weds a strolling singer, Elsie Maynard (Hannah Timson), only to miraculously survive. What ensues is a Shakespearean-style comedy of mistaken identities, enhanced by operatic song and traditional dance. Continue reading Review: Gilbert & Sullivan’s ‘The Yeomen of the Guard’ @ Exeter Northcott

Review: ‘The Binding’ by Bridget Collins

“Imagine you could erase your grief. Imagine you could forget your pain. Imagine you could hide a secret. Forever.”  The tagline for The Binding is just as full of mystery and intrigue as the book itself. The story of how a young man named Emmett Farmer is torn away from his family, and the life he knows working the fields, to be apprenticed to a book … Continue reading Review: ‘The Binding’ by Bridget Collins

Preview: BSO’s Pastoral Brahms

Thursday marks another return to Exeter by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. This time they bring three tightly linked, 19th-century, central European pieces; a departure from their more disparate juxtapositions recently performed this season. Clemens Schuldt, who has worked in the past with the London Symphony Orchestra and Simon Rattle, will be conducting, ‘Pastoral Brahms’. Soloing is violinist Baiba Skride, whose list of personal awards, almost entirely first prizes at international festivals, is truly remarkable. Continue reading Preview: BSO’s Pastoral Brahms

Why the January Diet Culture Belongs in the Bin.

It’s easy to get caught up in the ‘New year, New me’ mind-set that plagues the cool month of January. The beginning of yet another year appears to catalyse the need for self-improvement. It perpetuates an obsession with the toned and slender form which is constantly held up as the transcendental body image. Navigating this time of year can be a minefield; the feelings of … Continue reading Why the January Diet Culture Belongs in the Bin.

Let Me Sexplain

Sexplain, an organisation committed to ensuring that every young person in the UK should have access to a complete, inclusive and comprehensive sex education, have spoken to RAZZ about how to approach the sexual and romantic milestones of life. If you want to read more advice from the sexperts then make sure to pick up a copy of RAZZ’s most recent print issue on campus. Continue reading Let Me Sexplain

Musical Theatre: Does it deserve the hype?

Big shows like Hamilton continually sell-out, and can sell their tickets for extortionate prices. But do shows like this really deserve the praise they receive? Or are people only going because they’ve been swept up in the social media mania? Theatre lover Izzy Bostock tells us her thoughts.  As a huge theatre fan, I have been very fortunate to see many shows over the years, and, … Continue reading Musical Theatre: Does it deserve the hype?

A Celebration of the Physical Book

In this new world of digital media and new technologies, it can be very tempting to swap your old faithful physical books with a Kindle. This recent technology is light, easy and convenient, and can carry an entire library in an object the size of your palm. It must then come as a surprise the fact that book sales actually increased 5% over 2018. So … Continue reading A Celebration of the Physical Book

My Experience of Veganuary

Participation in Veganuary has grown massively in the last year, increasing by 183% in 2018. I have often considered going vegan and yet could never quite bring myself to make the commitment, Veganuary was therefore the perfect opportunity to test out this increasingly popular diet without having to commit in the long-term. I’m not going to pretend that I found the transition easy at first, so I thought I’d share some of the things I learned about being vegan and some recipes which will hopefully make the transition a less daunting prospect. Continue reading My Experience of Veganuary

Frost on Film: The Favourite

It is fair to say that Yorgos Lanthimos is no normal director. Ever since the Greek born maestro started making English language films, his unique blend of comedy and surrealist direction has amazed and unnerved in equal measure. With The Favourite, Lanthimos has stayed true to form, envisioning hilariously eccentric scenes from racing ducks to a naked man getting pelted with oranges. Continue reading Frost on Film: The Favourite