Written by Holly Fleming On the 26th of February, 2020, I failed my driving test. Annoying more than anything. There was something brewing in the air then, and a few weeks later, my instructor urged me to book the very next available test date and time for my resit. I booked a date in late… Read More Little victories: I no longer laugh at bad jokes
Written by Amy Britton The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a variety of trends to the forefront of culture: banana bread baking, HIIT workouts, and even more TikTok dances. But one trend no one could have predicted was the increase in popularity of looking to the stars to help understand the future. Whilst astrology has always… Read More The Pandemic Has People Looking For a Sign: Why Has Interest in Astrology Recently Peaked?
The world of diplomacy is constantly evolving, fuelled not only by new governments, but also by events across the globe. Primarily driven by President Donald Trump’s use of Twitter, with China and Iran often feeling the wrath of his opinion, the 2010s were dominated by digital diplomacy. Whilst social media remains a particularly powerful tool… Read More 2021: The Year of Vaccine Diplomacy
Written by Georgie Koch Podcat Noun (informal) A person who is very fond of podcasts or who listens to podcasts on a regular basis. My name is Georgie and I am a ‘podcat’. The beyond cheesy term was coined by Michael Capson on the radio program Good Morning Dude, circa 2007 (which coincidentally is around the time… Read More Podcasts, Podcats and the Pandemic