Dom Lam

Christmas in Lyra’s Oxford

I was sitting in the Retiring Room with a warming glass of Tokay in my hand. Lord Asriel had disappeared, again, so there was nobody to stop me drinking his favourite vintage. My dæmon was perched on the mantlepiece cleaning her feathers above the crackling fire. To my left, Lyra had...
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Posted Dec. 20, 2017

Ishiguro wins Nobel Prize in Literature

In a time of national uncertainty and division post-Brexit, a time when our neighbours’ view Britain as attempting to separate itself from its transnational ties, the choice of Kazuo Ishiguro by the Swedish Academy as the recipient of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature marks a turning point in the...
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Posted Oct. 28, 2017

Why writing is the ideal student hobby

University is the perfect place to try something new. Dominic Lam tells us about why writing is one of the best hobbies you can undertake while studying, and discusses the best ways in which to do so. 
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Posted Sep. 9, 2017

Books to beat the stress

Stress eats away at us. It stops us from sleeping. It takes away our appetite. But how do we combat stress? Netflix? Social media? Alcohol? I find that what most relieves stress is also what can cause it. Books. Whether you’re revising for an exam or writing an essay, books...
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Posted Jun. 13, 2017