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    Taking The Plunge: My Experience Trying Cold-Water Swimming

    Annabel Boyne  Swimming in a lake would probably not sound like most people’s idea of fun – let alone in winter when temperatures are in the single digits. However, more and more, cold-water swimming is becoming a popular hobby. Participants all seem to be raving about their experiences and...
  • COP26: A Fool’s Paradise For Forests?

    Last week, over 100 world leaders made a pledge to halt and reverse forest loss and land degradation by 2030. Backed up with almost £14 billion in funding, this decision, made at the current UN Climate Change Conference, is one of the biggest commitments by world leaders in the...
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    Slippery Business: Oil Companies and Their Climate Commitments

    Alice Nott Many oil companies such as Shell have been blamed for climate change, with energy being the biggest contributor to the UK’s carbon emissions. However, with mounting pressure many of these companies have made commitments to reduce their carbon output and even go carbon neutral. But should we...
  • Boris Johnson’s Climate Change Speech: Just Empty Words?

    It’s no secret that climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity today, and it’s clear that the vast majority of nations aren’t doing enough to combat the inevitable catastrophe that awaits. Boris Johnson has been an advocate for tackling climate change for may years, but is...
  • Why Does Violence In Video Games Calm Us Down?

    On 24th August 2021, Twitter user @cherryybabyx tweeted that “Running people over in GTA was therapeutic.” Many people seemed to agree, with the tweet going viral and earning 41.4k likes and 11k retweets within two days. But why is this the case? Why can violence in video games sometimes...
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    A New Way Of Life: Making Life Better By Water

    Alice Nott takes us on an adventure along the canals of England and Wales, giving us tips and tricks and telling us the insightful history of a different way of life - canal boats. ...
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    Steven Weinberg: ‘A Step Closer To The God Equation’

    Christina Giallombardo Steven Weinberg. It’s not a name most would have heard of, yet his contributions to science have been astounding. Weinberg, hailed as one of the greatest theoretical physicists of all time, whose conceptual breakthroughs revolutionised particle physics, quantum field theory and cosmology, passed away on 23 July,...