Lucy Carter

My next travel plans

The world is slowly starting to open up which, hopefully, means that we will start to see more real-life travel once again. However, at the moment this is one huge question mark, with vaccine passports, foreign variants, and the general fear of coronavirus all complicating things a little. We asked our writers what they thought about being able to travel and where and when they planned to go first.
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Posted Apr. 12, 2021

The return of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Like all theatres, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre has been closed since March last year. Noah Keate tells us of his excitement to get back to this theatre and see the new shows this summer, and reflects on the hardships of the last year for the arts industry.
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Posted Apr. 12, 2021

Can too much exercise be bad for us?

The importance of health and exercise is an issue that can never be understated. Particularly as so much of the last year has been spent inside sitting down, individuals have tried to make sure that exercise is not something neglected because of the pandemic. When gyms were briefly allowed to reopen between lockdowns,...
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Posted Apr. 11, 2021

A student’s guide to Edinburgh

Edinburgh is one of my favourite places in the world. The capital of Scotland, it (for now) remains a treasured, intrinsic part of the UK and Scottish identity. The city is best known for the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe which takes place during the summer, although there is plenty to see outside that season. Indeed, both of the occasions I have visited this wonderful city have been when the festival isn’t on. My experience of Edinburgh has been just as enjoyable and, with fewer people about, perhaps even better.
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Posted Apr. 7, 2021

Will summer holidays take place?

The summer holiday break seems so far away. Yet in reality, it is just around the corner. Now we are in March, people will ideally be jetting off in only a matter of months. After a period of hard work, summer holidays are typically seen as a few small weeks of freedom and escapism. Whatever kind of holiday, they are designed around taking people away from the tricky aspects of their lives.
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Posted Mar. 31, 2021

China commit to protecting more endangered species

How humans protect and value animals is an extremely important philosophical question. Given that dominant humans are on the planet, the respect we give to other creatures is important and shows whether we have empathy for those who also live on Earth with us. We often have images in our minds of David...
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Posted Mar. 29, 2021

Who owns history?

Noah Keate discusses the philosophical question of who owns history, and where should artefacts be kept, inspired by the recent debates around the Elgin marbles.
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Posted Mar. 29, 2021

What is the role of artificial intelligence in healthcare?

The capacity and role of AI in public life is something that has long been imagined in popular culture. Books and films document the likelihood of robots gaining too much conscience and rapidly taking over the world. The average citizen’s lack of knowledge about the potential powers from such objects...
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Posted Mar. 27, 2021