• April Book of the Month: Mary Beard – Women and Power: A Manifesto

    I came across Beard’s Women and Power: A Manifesto whilst desperately searching for secondary reading for my dissertation. This critical essay does what it says on the tin, it discusses the relationship between women and power from the Ancient Romans and Greeks to today. An excellent and accessible piece...
  • The History of Valentine’s Day

    It can seem like February 14th is a day when love and romance are capitalised on and red and pink hearts are absolutely everywhere, but Valentine’s Day has a much more storied history than you might think. The roots of this annual celebration are a little unclear, but most...
  • Top Tips for Italian Adventures

    Impact Travel‘s Italian expert, Olivia, lets us in on her special tips and tricks for the perfect holiday in beautiful Italy. From the practical to the tea-related, read on for everything you need to know for a pain-free Italian adventure… Italy in general:  Do your research before you visit...
  • Temporary Home: Rome and Sicily

    With the primary intention to tick some goals off the bucket list, I could not have been more thrilled when I found out that our annual 12 day family holiday would be taking place in Italy – one of my favourite European countries. Two holidays in one was definitely...
  • Temporary Home: Rome

    A city of history, ancient ruins and remnants of the past, yet a surprisingly modern city also, Rome is a truly unique location. Nowhere else can one find stunning gelato on every corner, whilst bumping into gladiators when looking at a centuries-old church. It is a city I had...
  • A-Z Of Capital Cities: Rome

    Traditionally founded on the 21st April, 753 BC, Rome is a city filled with enough history and culture to make it a worth-while trip for anyone. With an Empire that lasted from 31 BC until 476 AD, the city itself is filled with ancient ruins from across the Imperial...
  • Students Over Summer #2

    What do UoN students get up to in the long months of summer, when they’re free from the confines of Hallward and essay deadlines? That’s what Impact is finding out. We interviewed Chemistry student Tom Peters, who has just returned from inter-railing around Europe with his twin brother and a friend. Can...