[published in The Boar, 14/03/18]
Barbara Tuchman, historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, once said: “books are the carriers of civilisation. Without books, history is silent. Books are humanity in print”. These words remain timeless. More than understanding humanity, books help us understand inhumanity, moments of evil alongside the moments of brightness. Books are an emotional map of our history, and this is more relevant than ever when we talk about the Holocaust.
(originally published by Use Your Words)
One day I’ll meet you in the streets of south London
Twenty years from now
When all this is long
Said and done, saying how
Strange it is the way time flies.
[speech at TEDxYouth@UWCAC 2015 conference; video self-edited]
[published in The Boar, 09/02/18]
There’s a heated debate at the moment over which is more shocking: the fact that Supernatural is still airing (despite being on it’s thirteenth season and fast running out of plotlines to regurgitate); or the fact that, in a bid to solve this originality issue, this season will bring a crossover episode with Scooby Doo.
[published in The Boar, 08/03/18]
Every student will find themselves with an insurmountable pile of reading in front of them at some point. Whether you’ve left it to the last minute, or your module convenors refuse to acknowledge the existence of other modules, these tips will help with the task ahead. The important thing is not to worry too much if you’re running a little short on time: what’s important is what you do with it. And if you’re trying to speed read this article, start with the penultimate paragraph: you’ll know what to do.
[originally published in Shelf Magazine, 19/05/17]
A single groan, then a wretch from the sofa
Where that undead slob is rising at last