Georgia Simcox

The best travel guides and memoirs

The best travel guides For those who are partial to travel off the beaten track but don’t like to stray too far away from home, Thomas Eccardt’s Secrets of the Seven Smallest States of Europe is a must-read. Eccardt’s guide explores seven often under-appreciated destinations within the bounds of Europe,...
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Posted Feb. 6, 2019

The best books for your gap year

Many students decide to take a gap year between their final year of school and their first year of university education. However, this is also quite a popular way to spend the year between graduating and starting your career. Many use a gap year to travel while others may stay...
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Posted Feb. 2, 2019

The Warwick student set to release crime novel in the summer

Releasing a debut novel is just something else Warwick postgraduate student Reece Goodall can add to his list of accomplishments. Alongside his master’s in French horror films and writing his debut crime novel The Three Killers, Goodall has produced a debut album and various film scores. The opening of The...
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Posted Jan. 29, 2019

Reading doesn’t have to be isolating

At midnight on New Year’s Eve, I was in bed reading, so engrossed in my book I didn’t even notice the turn of the year had happened. It is true that reading can be quite an isolating experience because it is something often done in the comfort of your own...
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Posted Jan. 26, 2019

Skoulding sets sights on next novel after impressive 2018

2018 was a successful year for Lucy Skoulding, Boar Books Editor of 2015-2016 with her debut novel, So Great a Man: The Ploughboy, having been released in June. Five months later, the second book in the trilogy, Fortune, came out. She also completed her National Council for the Training of...
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Posted Jan. 22, 2019

Gaming in the Christmas spirit

One of my favourite parts of Christmas is getting to spend quality time with my family, and there’s nothing better than playing a good board game after a nice lunch. Here are some of the very best games to pull you out of that food coma. Trivial Pursuit Trivial Pursuit...
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Posted Dec. 19, 2018

Alternatives to pantomimes this Christmas

For years, pantomimes have been a Christmas tradition but they aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. However, have no fear – there are no shortage of artful activities to fulfil the pantomime-sized hole in your Christmas activities. Nativity! The Musical Based on your favourite festive film, Nativity! The Musical returns to...
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Posted Dec. 18, 2018

Literary stocking fillers for your Secret Santa

Whether we like it or not, that time of the year is upon us again – Christmas. Many of us will be doing a secret santa with our flatmates, colleagues or group of friends. But even those of us who aren’t will no doubt be looking at what to gift...
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Posted Nov. 28, 2018

We need to look past the glamour of fast fashion and #OOTD

Outfit of the day, commonly abbreviated to OOTD, posts on Instagram are extremely popular. The #outfitoftheday hashtag contains 35.6 million posts, whilst #ootd has 214 million. It’s a hashtag which has become an Instagram staple, making our feeds like a mini-catwalk as we pour over different outfits and fashion trends....
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Posted Nov. 16, 2018

The Emerge Festival 2018: a review

Georgia Simcox, Marianne Steggall and Beth Rawsthorn review the Emerge Festival 2018 at the Warwick Arts Centre, which saw performances by graduate companies Barrel Organ, Emergency Chorus, Clown Funeral and Feat.Theatre.
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Posted Nov. 4, 2018