Adam Agowun

Madeleine McCann is a symbol of both hope and failure

Every couple of years or so, the same pictures of a three-year-old girl show up in the media. Yes, Madeleine McCann has resurfaced again with new theories, new players, but the same public reaction.  Forgive me if I’m a bit sceptical, but I don’t think we’re going to find her....
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Posted Jun. 29, 2020

Reflecting on my first term abroad

It is about 8 degrees outside, already dark at 4 pm, grey and miserable. That's right, I'm back in the UK! I know it sounds like I'm complaining here, but I'm not. Turns out that old adage, "there's no place like home," is absolutely true. I went on my first term a little earlier in August, and I came back in November, so I've been back from my placement at a daily newspaper in Mauritius for a while, but it's taken me about a month to process everything anyway, so here's a little reflection.
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Posted Jan. 1, 2020

Why you should consider going on tour during reading week

It is finally reading week , which means a week away from the stresses of university life for Arts students. Now, the idea of it is to catch up with assignments and, surprisingly to do a little reading. I hope I  don’t need to tell you that this isn’t really the case. In fact, as one of my lecturers says, we should call it ‘Go-home-and-do-laundry Week’ instead and I think she’s only half joking.
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Posted Nov. 6, 2019

Why is travel writing important?

There is no doubt that people enjoy writing about their travels telling us about the places they have seen and things they have done, but why is it so important? What has made me want to sit at my laptop on the other side of the world at 9am  and write this?
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Posted Oct. 1, 2019