Izzy Farquharson

TEDxWarwick 2017: Breaking Boundaries

The theme of 2017’s TEDxWarwick conference was ‘Breaking Boundaries’, and the conference did just that. Sixteen speakers ranging from physicists to humanitarians, artists and philosophers spoke on uniquely interesting and important topics, all of which embodied the sentiment of boundary breaking. The day began with a memorable talk by Jack...
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Posted Mar. 26, 2017

Should we be advocating travel as therapy?

It is a widely accepted sentiment that when one goes through a particularly trying time in life, it is only natural to pack up and leave to escape the stress or situation that caused it. Travel as escapism can be seen as freeing, but also sometimes damaging. Removing oneself from...
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Posted Mar. 10, 2017

The Horrors of ‘Yolocaust’

We are now well and truly immersed in the age of social media. It is rare not to be flooded with photos on almost every platform after a friend or blogger goes travelling. Did it even happen if you don’t have 50+ likes on the Instagram photo? People have taken...
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Posted Feb. 8, 2017

Stressercise: mind, body and soul

Soul Cycle is a spin class that has amassed a large following of celebrities, models, and Instagrammers over the past few years. It’s often deemed to be part of the LA-green-juice-drinking-lululemon-wearing cult-like society that has spawned from the healthy lifestyle industry in LA. As an avid gym-goer and lover of...
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Posted Dec. 7, 2016

A City in a Day: Dubai

Dubai is a city of grandeur and extremities. It is luxurious and hyper-modern, with decadence dripping off from every corner. The magnitude of everything is surreal – the buildings, the shops, the portion sizes, and apparently peoples’ bank accounts. When staying with my housemate in her family home in Abu...
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Posted Nov. 6, 2016

5 Reasons To Explore the Alps in Summer

The Alps elicit images of powder covered fir trees, snowy mountain peaks, strapping on skiis and making your way down the mountain to be greeted with a bit of Après Ski (translated as ‘after ski’ and therefore basically meaning alcohol). Or at least this is what I have gathered after...
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Posted Aug. 25, 2016