Culture, Prose

Captain Cook and his 122 battles for Mons Algidus

by Aidan Chivers In the year 458 BC, things were not looking good for Rome. Just recovering from internal frictions between patricians and plebeians, the relentless onslaught from their enemies the Aequi was becoming increasingly alarming.  At a time of such desperation it fell upon one man to step up and lead the Romans, to […]

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Comment, Prose

The Jaded International: Returning the IB to its Roots

by Salma Barma, Matthew Hull & Zixin Jiang An international education today means long flights, private schools and the International Baccalaureate (IB). It is seen as a standard of elite education and a key to prestigious universities. Pessimists among us would argue that it has become characteristic of a social class preoccupied with self-advancement and […]

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Comment, Prose

Praying to Aslan

by Bill Wood ‘Do Jews, Christians and Muslims worship the same God even if some have some false beliefs about God?’ I think the answer is yes. The line I would take is that Jews, Christians, and Muslims intend to worship the same God, and their intention is enough to fix the reference of their […]

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Comment, Prose

Computer Literacy: It’s Not What You Think

by Sam Wilkinson Software, in its many forms, has utterly devoured modern life. The ubiquity of digital automation in today’s world cannot be overstated, and there are few hints that the relentless progress of technology will abate any time soon. Many students will be acutely aware that this has led to generic ‘computer literacy’ becoming […]

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Humour, Poetry

I Want Thee Back – The Jackson V

A Shakespearian Sonnet Translation by Jade Tinslay   J.V In bygone days thy love I held alone and thought it ever would to me belong. I spurned thy company and will atone thy face I could not count in beauty’s throng. Alas, another sought thee at first sight, ’tis past the hour for me to gaze […]

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Culture, Prose

Teaching in China: How not to learn Mandarin

by Emily Smith Last summer I was fairly determined to leave the UK. Taking advantage of that gloriously low effort skill of speaking one’s own native language, I headed to Nanchang, Jianxi in China where I taught English to high school and university students. I learnt a lot, but one thing I really didn’t learn […]

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