Natasha Hardaker

The new GCSE modifications undervalue English Literature

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Ofqual, the exams authority, has announced that GCSE students will be able to drop subject areas in English literature and history exams next year. As an English and French student at university, you can understand why this might concern and upset me, without any...
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Posted Aug. 16, 2020

Anti-obesity measures: should we commend or condemn?

Two of our writers comment on the implications of the government’s new plans to tackle obesity. ‘A good start’ Following his first-hand experience of coronavirus, Boris Johnson has turned his attention to another crisis: obesity. With the threat of a second wave still looming, the general poor fitness of the...
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Posted Aug. 5, 2020

The Madeleine McCann case confirms the cultural role of the media

Our parents knew where they were when they found out Princess Diana died. They can remember the day the Twin Towers fell. We will always remember the enigma of Madeleine McCann. The Algarve was once described as ‘Europe’s best kept secret’. It is therefore ironic that, in 2007, the Algarve became...
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Posted Jun. 25, 2020