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Interview with Father John: Royal Holloway’s Catholic Chaplain

Interview conducted by Michele Theil [T]he answer is forgiveness – forgiving yourself, forgiving other people… It’s important to help people who are struggling and listen to their struggles. We’ve got to realise that terrible things happen and that people feel really bitter and hurt by it, but we have to help them move on and move through the pain towards resolution, acceptance and growth. Earlier … Continue reading Interview with Father John: Royal Holloway’s Catholic Chaplain

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On Royal Holloway’s System ‘Upgrade’

Editor | Cassandra Lau  The ‘upgrade’ to the Schools system will place Royal Holloway on par with most other universities. Summing up the difference between the current Faculty system, and the soon-to-be Schools system: A Faculty is a body of professors, lecturers, and researches who research and pass on knowledge to students; a School is an establishment comprised of Faculties and students. For instance, typically … Continue reading On Royal Holloway’s System ‘Upgrade’

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Royal Holloway’s Academic Restructuring from Faculties into Schools

Editor | Cassandra Lau Plans to restructure current Faculties into Schools were approved by Council in November last term. Meetings between departments, the Students’ Union, and the college have been organised this term for further enquiries into the transition. An anonymous source has confirmed that the Heads of Schools have already been hired, and plans to cut down on personnel have been made. The Students’ … Continue reading Royal Holloway’s Academic Restructuring from Faculties into Schools

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The Local Government Association (LGA) Respond to Civic University Commission Report

Editor | Cassandra Lau Last October, the Civic University Commission, which sets out the place of universities in civic life, published an extensive progress report. The UPP Foundation Civic University Commission’s aims is to “explore and understand what a modern civic university is and what it should do.” Responding to the report by the Civic University Commission, Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chairman of the Local Government … Continue reading The Local Government Association (LGA) Respond to Civic University Commission Report

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Announcement: National Storytelling Week Competition

What is National Storytelling Week? National Storytelling Week is the celebration of differing means of story telling. From ancient oral storytelling to written or drawn methods, its aim is to empower the narrator and support the unique bond between the story teller and listener. So what’s the deal? For 7 days of the week from 26th January to 2nd February, there will be 7 awards … Continue reading Announcement: National Storytelling Week Competition

Not Encouraged Antidote to Last Minute Essays

*Warning: This behaviour is not endorsed or encouraged by The Founder. Editor | Cassandra Lau Tis the season to be stressed and worried, fa la la la la, la la, la la. Fortunately, this year the English department has introduced staggered deadlines which will greatly help reduce essay burdens off of English students. However, for those who find themselves in the unfortunate situation of having … Continue reading Not Encouraged Antidote to Last Minute Essays

World Soil Day: How to tackle soil pollution with 1 action

Editor | Cassandra Lau This week kicked off with World Soil Day which is celebrated annually on the 5th December at the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations headquarters in Rome. This year’s focus was on soil pollution, a “virtually invisible” impact of the changes people have made to our planet. Soils are a “nearly forgotten resource,” says FAO Director General José Graziano da … Continue reading World Soil Day: How to tackle soil pollution with 1 action

Ally Pally Gets a Make Over!

Editor | Cassandra Lau Following a £27 m restoration of its Theatre and East Court supported by National Lottery and Haringey Council, our beloved Alexandra Palace will be hosting its first ever Christmas carnival to run 1st to 16th December! The Theatre and East Court were closed off from the public for 80 years, and last weekend, the Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust (APPCT) … Continue reading Ally Pally Gets a Make Over!

The Addams Family: A Spooktacular Performance

Editor | Cassandra Lau Royal Holloway’s Musical Theatre Society brings a spooktacular performance of The Addams Family to the Student Union’s main stage. Director Harriet Williams has steered the society towards a different direction this year, bringing “some comedy to the society”. Besides loving a good laugh, Williams explains, “I wanted something different: something fun and funny.” Admitting that “comedy’s quite hard”, she says she has been … Continue reading The Addams Family: A Spooktacular Performance

World Tolerance Day 2018: Understanding Intolerance is Key.

Featured Photograph: During the time of Apartheid in South Africa, when black people were denied their basic human and political rights, two youngsters of different races forge a connection in Cape Town. / UN Photo (1982) Editor | Cassandra Lau   World Tolerance Day marks the 16th November every year as a day to generate public awareness of the dangers and unacceptability of intolerance. “Tolerance … Continue reading World Tolerance Day 2018: Understanding Intolerance is Key.