Georgia Simcox

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

Top tips to make your dissertation less stressful

Term may only be a few weeks in but many finalists will be thinking about the beginning stages of the dreaded dissertation. It can be quite a daunting process, as it is a project you will undertake completely independently, with only the guidance of your supervisor. But you’re not completely...
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Posted Oct. 19, 2018

Seven of the best cookbooks for freshers

One of the biggest challenges for many freshers is cooking for themselves every night. Not only do you have to learn how to cook, but one of the biggest challenges in my experience is thinking of new recipes. I’m going into my fourth year and I still struggle to add...
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Posted Oct. 3, 2018