Wantage Hall History

During my first year at University I lived in Wantage Hall.
Opened in 1908 it was the first university hall of residence outside of Oxford or Cambridge.

Ending on a Low

This year two of E4’s most loved and praised dramas drew to a close, both ending in very different styles. For Skins, which ended earlier this year, their tactic was to finish with three final episodes, each focussing on an old character from the show’s seven year run. However Misfits, the fifth series of which…

Gosh, It’s 2013!

It’s a bit weird that my first post of 2013 is one announcing that is 2013. In my opinion there is nothing special about today that marks it out from yesterday apart from the change of one numeral in our date. New Year could have been chosen to happen in mid-summer or perhaps the beginning…

Winter’s first snowfall

When I’m having breakfast I usually sit facing away from the window, whereas my mother and brother sit facing the window, so when they spent the whole of the morning talking about snow I had not idea that I was in fact snowing. Ahhhhh winter’s first snowfall. I know everyone moans about it being a…

Keeping Christmas to Christmas

Call me Scrooge (I don’t mind) but I have never enjoyed sitting down to watch TV in early October, and having to sit through more Christmas advert then I could count on both hands. Don’t get me wrong I love Christmas. Christmas is amazing however recently I haven’t failed to notice that it has somewhat…

2012 – The End of the World?

When asked ‘Do you expect any apocalyptic events to happen on December 21, 2012?’ sixteen percent of Americans said ‘yes’. Now that may not seem a lot but actually evens out at over 40 million people. This added with the countless people in Europe, Oceana and even Asia and Africa who believe in this phenomenon,…

How are chairs like Facebook?

As most Facebook users will know, recently Facebook has hit the 1 billion users target. And although this number probably contains scores of users who are: Not real. Duplicate accounts. Pets or soft toys. Dead. Facebook still thought it necessary to launch a brand new advert to mark this occasion. Please note this is only…

A Punch and Judy Show

Ahhhh, one of the joys of a child’s life has to be watching a Punch and Judy show. I must admit I never really saw many of them when I was younger, but recently I have revisited that great experience. Some may say that sitting on the grass, watching a puppet stand containing a man…

Sweatshops to Superdry

Sweatshops are one of the unavoidable sins of the twenty first century. No matter where we buy our clothes, at whatever expense and from whatever source the truth is that they probably started life off in a sweatshop. Sweatshops are small and cramped buildings in poor countries. These buildings are likely to be the size…

The Rubix Conundrum

I have always struggled with the incomprehensible conundrum that is the Rubix Cube. It completely baffles me, turning the rows, the columns, constantly turning but to no avail. And what is even more infuriating is that my 10 year old brother can complete almost the whole cube and yet I am still stuck on finishing…

Adopt-An-Owl

Being the kind, delightful and charming young man I am, I am often concerned for the welbeing of others. In this case those others are owls. I came across this charity a few weeks ago and since then have been following it vigorously to find out more about the amazing work they do. The Suffolk…