Jessie Kolvin

Reflecting on our time with The Boar

In our first edition, four of our outgoing Editors share their experiences of working with The Boar and ultimately, what the paper has meant to them. Tanya Khan (Travel Editor) When I spontaneously applied for the role of Travel Editor, I had one goal in mind – to make the travel...
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Posted Mar. 23, 2019

An interview with MTW president Sam Cochrane

It’s February, and finalists are beginning to feel the heat. Essay deadlines are looming; dissertations are getting serious; an unknown world beyond graduation awaits. But for Sam Cochrane, a third-year history student, time has been compressed. His essays are done; he’s already moved to London, albeit only temporarily. The principle...
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Posted Mar. 11, 2019

A beginner’s guide to classical music

JS Bach – Suite No. 3 in D Major (~1730) Any piece from a myriad would be a good gateway to Bach. The well-known Suite No. 3 was likely written during the final period of Bach’s life in Leipzig. It is not of Bach’s usual style, which is heavier, more...
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Posted Feb. 19, 2019

The Iceland Christmas advert was cynical, but certainly not political

Nothing gains you notoriety quite like being forbidden. So Iceland found last month with its Christmas advert. The 90 second clip, of a budding friendship between a little girl and an orangutan whose habitat is being destroyed, is succinct and emotive. With Emma Thompson’s reassuring cadences narrating the story, it...
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Posted Dec. 23, 2018

An evening with Carol Ann Duffy in Coventry Cathedral

Often, all you know of a poet is their words. Somehow, though, I am also distinctly aware of Carol Ann Duffy’s hair. I recognise the round head, nestled in a mop of black and grey, from a distance; and in the cavern of the concrete cathedral, it remained all I...
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Posted Nov. 16, 2018

Why millennials are cancelling plans for cosy nights in

Call me a grandma (many people do) but my ideal evening involves a combination of marshmallows, slippers, hot chocolate and a bed, in no particular order. I have turned down an invitation to Kasbah many times – so far away! – to hunker down with a hot beverage and a...
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Posted Nov. 15, 2018