A drink too far?

Whilst some students may have been delighted to hear SmithÂ’s disclosure that safe alcohol limits, set in 1987, were “an intelligent guess,” was this really such a surprise? It is well known that itÂ’s impossible to create recommendations that suit all. Individual tolerance depends not only on height, weight and sex, but also on the efficiency of metabolising enzymes, diet and even the strength of … Continue reading A drink too far?

DSEi Disarmed in Docklands

The event was well managed by security officials, and nothing had been left to chance. An unofficial protest broke through security cordons early in the morning however, when twenty activists broke through the cordon and attempted to run into the car park. Guards gave chase and security vans quickly barricaded the protesterÂ’s route into the car park, allowing the protesters to be rugby tackled to … Continue reading DSEi Disarmed in Docklands

What is Tuberculosis and what does it do?

Although 95% of cases occur outside high-income countries, around 7,000 cases a year are reported annually in the UK, causing 500 deaths. TB used to be the biggest killer in the UK, with over 100,000 cases reported annually on the outbreak of World War 1, a number declining to around 50,000 in the 1950s. Novelist George Orwell and poet John Keats both died from the … Continue reading What is Tuberculosis and what does it do?

Student arrives at Holloway with TB

The college informed The Founder that it had received confirmation from Surrey Primary Care Trust that the student “does not pose an infectious risk within the College and has never done so.” When asked by The Founder about the quality of information it receives on the health of students, the college responded “Universities request that potential students declare any health issue or disability before they … Continue reading Student arrives at Holloway with TB

SURHUL leads the way for NUS reform conference

The three major complaints about the NUS are, according to Wes Streeting (NUS VP Education), that the organisation needs to be more democratic, more representative, and more relevant. That is what the White Paper promises to enact. At the moment the NUS is plagued by ‘decision making that is bogged down in processes to the detriment of outcomes, and access to those processes has been … Continue reading SURHUL leads the way for NUS reform conference

SURHUL President supports NUS Extraordinary Conference

Joff Manning, the President of Royal HollowayÂ’s StudentsÂ’ Union, has come out in support of the Extraordinary Conference. He stated that: “The Governance structures of the NUS have stayed relatively untouched since the formation of the National Union in the early 1900s, but student numbers, student lifestyles, and student debt have changed forever. ItÂ’s time for the NUS to acknowledge that its membership has changed, … Continue reading SURHUL President supports NUS Extraordinary Conference

Attacking the glamour bigots

Firstly, there is the general discriminatory nature of the industry itself to address. As we all know, more voluptuous women are seriously under-represented, as is the perhaps more ‘masculineÂ’ look, and older women. Racial discrimination, though of course deeply unfair and unacceptable, must be seen in the context of the generally discriminatory culture of beauty and fashion. Would the industry be forgiven for its support … Continue reading Attacking the glamour bigots

The Enemy Within

I shall begin with a damning condemnation of the ‘distortionistasÂ’, the rightwing journalists that manipulate information and deceive millions into believing that the well-trodden paths of xenophobia and chauvinism lead to Illyria. MurdochÂ’s deplorable rags dominate the market. The Daily Mail rears its swollen head from the flotsam of the 1950s, outselling all but The Sun and igniting a renaissance of reactionary politics. The right … Continue reading The Enemy Within

1001 books to read before you die (Issue 3)

The story documents an epic battle between a Cuban fisherman and a giant fish. He spends two days and nights with the enormous fish pulling along his skiff (small boat). ItÂ’s a story of endurance and stamina and a commitment to the tasks you take on. After a run of 84 days bad luck Santiago (referred to in the book as the ‘old manÂ’) decides … Continue reading 1001 books to read before you die (Issue 3)