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Review: John Steinbeck’s ‘Grapes of Wrath’

Student | Niamh Smith John Steinbeck is probably best known as the author of Of Mice and Men, a mainstay of the GCSE syllabus. Reading the novella for the first time, I quickly fell in love with the characters and Steinbeck’s clear, evocative prose style. Years later, I decided to read his 1939 novel The Grapes of Wrath, upon seeing it in a bookshop. Aware that … Continue reading Review: John Steinbeck’s ‘Grapes of Wrath’

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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’

Opinion: The Flaws and Merits of World Religion Day

Nicholas Ross Founded by members of the Bahai faith, World Religion Day on 20th January was an event promoting the acceptance of an interfaith community. This was to be achieved by promulgating supposed common denominators of religions. The event’s purpose opposes the growing New Atheist movement championed by public intellectuals including the late Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, and Sam Harris. Debates about religion’s place in … Continue reading Opinion: The Flaws and Merits of World Religion Day