A Biggles’ Christmas Carol

Oh! But he was a hateful conservative, Biggles! a right wing, bitter, avaricious, gluttonous, nationalist, claret-swilling old sinner! He was hard and sharp as flint. Anyone who did not meet his standards and prejudices: the poor, foreigners, gays, lesbians and the left leaning would avoid him in the street, for Biggles sent chills down the spines of even the warmest individuals. Biggles did never mind … Continue reading A Biggles’ Christmas Carol

Max and Iván: Christmas Special

The Meaning Of Life By Colin Mountfry, Philosophical Correspondant and Third Elf From Left in the Elmsleigh Centre ‘SantaÂ’s GrottoÂ’ Life. Man has pondered the nature of his own existence since he descended from the treetops and began to walk on his hind legs. What is it that plucks us from the ether and breathes into us the ability to walk and sing, to think, … Continue reading Max and Iván: Christmas Special

RAG Panto: Beauty and the Beast

BT: How is everything going with the show?DC: The show is going better than weÂ’d ever imagined, weÂ’re two Media Arts students who drunkenly decided to write the pantomime because we had enjoyed being in it so much last year. We couldnÂ’t have wanted for anymore, our cast are amazing and weÂ’ve got an amazing crew, itÂ’s going to be very funny this year.LC: Surprisingly … Continue reading RAG Panto: Beauty and the Beast

Flaws of the smoking ban

Given this tradition, as I sit smoking a contemplative Gaulois, I find it somewhat ill-fitting that it is a rather enjoyable French cigarette brandÂ’s motto that gives me the ideal title for a piece on the illiberal nature of BritainÂ’s current political climate. As a libertarian, I am opposed on principle to many of the authoritarian views expressed by modern politicians across the party spectrum. … Continue reading Flaws of the smoking ban

Totally wrong – students protest over oil company’s involvement in Burma

Total Oil has had a joint business venture with the Burmese government since 1992. Its major project is the Yadana gas project in southern Burma. The Yadana gas project is believed to earn the regime between $200m to $450m a year. Total Oil refuses to disclose the exact figure. Total Oil is the fourth largest oil company in the UK, and the fourth largest oil … Continue reading Totally wrong – students protest over oil company’s involvement in Burma

SURHUL spearheads NUS reform

Extraordinary Conference was called to debate the far reaching and well received Governance Review that was demanded at last years Annual Conference. The delegates in Blackpool overwhelmingly voted for an incisive review of NUS structure, procedure and policy, and this was formally presented at regional conferences around the country last month. Far more than the necessary 25 Unions then called for an Extraordinary Conference to … Continue reading SURHUL spearheads NUS reform

A new building on the horizon?

The report begins with a considered and concise analysis of the StudentsÂ’ Union at present and the problems that it faces. As its title suggests, the document focusses on many examples of how the Union is currently experiencing a serious lack of space with extremely cramped work areas, overbooked events and unsubstantial commercial services. The SU Main Hall has a fire regulation capacity of 700 … Continue reading A new building on the horizon?

Does anyone at Holloway care about sport?

Last week however, was a perfect example that proved students at Royal Holloway were obviously bothered about what happens on the field. In Medicine a highly competitive game between Liverpool and Arsenal in the Premiership was being broadcast on one widescreen television in the entire bar for over half an hour (this was previous to a few people complaining and the projector being brought down), … Continue reading Does anyone at Holloway care about sport?