Connor Hutchinson

The Lost Art of Keeping A Diary

As time progresses, the number of people choosing to document their lives through diaries and journals seems to be decreasing. A hobby that used to be a regular part of daily life for many, now only seems to be an archaic form of expression living on in a minority. I...
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Posted Nov. 15, 2017

Reading for well-being

The benefits of reading for well-being are hugely supported by recent studies, concluding that the books on our shelves can offer alternative pathways to positive thinking.  Books can positively impact the health of the reader if they are considered not only as a source of entertainment, but as tools for...
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Posted Oct. 20, 2017

Why is Wimbledon so popular on TV?

You know summer has arrived when the picturesque greenery of Centre Court appears on our screens. Fans tuck into strawberries and cream, the umpire requests for silence, Andy Murray looks happy as ever; these have all become an ever-present sight when the Wimbledon Championships kick off. It doesn’t take hawk-eye...
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Posted Jul. 17, 2017

Summer reads for Central Europe

There is no better travel companion than a trusty book. Connor Hutchinson reflects on the literature you should be reading if you’re visiting Central Europe this summer. ~~~~ A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway Destination: Paris. Ernest Hemingway’s personal memoir of his time as an unknown writer living in Paris, before...
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Posted Jul. 14, 2017

A president of the past? Trump and Lewis’ Windrip

Connor Hutchinson considers whether we can compare Sinclair Lewis’ 1935 bestselling book It Can’t Happen Here, to the Trump Presidency.  Lewis’ novel depicts the rise of an anti-immigrant, racially fuelled demagogue who manages to win the hearts and minds of the American people on his hunt for the presidency. Remind you...
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Posted Jun. 28, 2017