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Zac Turner

Year Abroad. Part 17: La nuit de la verrerie

Nights are normally quieter here in Aix, except for one night. There is a road here called La Rue de la Verrerie and once a year, this bar-lined street in the old town, towered over […]

Ellen Roberts-James

Excuse My French: Settled in Geneva

So far my time in Geneva is completely – and joyously – opposite to France. The Swiss way of life suits me very well. I even run and eat porridge […]

Zac Turner

Year Abroad. Part 16: Buenas Noches

So, Madrid called. They said they wanted to see me, so I popped over for the weekend, and, with my girl being a native, despite her misleading blonde hair, I […]

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International Women’s Day: a Call for Distress to be Met with Action

Happy International Women’s Day guys! The celebrations this week have been wonderful, it’s lovely to feel appreciated as a woman and to know that we are moving toward a world […]

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Tick Tock on the Brexit Clock

The Conservative government was defeated in the House of Lords during a vote on Wednesday over the security of three million EU citizens living in the UK. The vote was […]

A labourer stands on an apartment building under construction in a Jewish settlement known to Israelis as Har Homa and to Palestinians as Jabal Abu Ghneim, in an area of the West Bank that Israel captured in a 1967 war and annexed to the city of Jerusalem, October 28, 2014. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Part I: Origins of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

In popular media, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict seems to play out on a daily basis. Strife and struggle in the West Bank and the Gaza strip play out in the papers […]

Ellen Roberts-James

Excuse My French: Un été à Genève

Thanks to a wondrous man named Erasmus, I will be spending my summer in Geneva this year. While everyone back home will be a slave to the Queen Mary examination […]

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Hixter Bankside

Recently, in a bid to stave off the inevitable panic brought by the prospect of Brexit, Donald Trump and a dissertation (not that I’ve mentioned it), my parents took me […]

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The Unexpected Story of a Genuine Swine

If you exaggerate the ‘u’ in genuine and make it sound like new, or modify the ending to sound like divine in your oral pronunciation, then genuine suddenly rhymes with […]