Iman Amrani’s Mini Docuseries on “Modern Masculinity” is the Best Thing on YouTube Right Now

https://youtu.be/rYnO2wuIiBg Have you seen this new mini series by Iman Amrani? It is a wonderful breath of fresh air - six short episodes (plus a bonus hour-long interview) exploring what masculinity means to men from all different walks of life. Amrani has a delightful talent for coaxing her interviewees to think deeply without pressuring or … Continue reading Iman Amrani’s Mini Docuseries on “Modern Masculinity” is the Best Thing on YouTube Right Now

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My Goals for Summer 2019

It still feels surreal to be done with my first year at university. But here I am, typing this with no essays to be written or practicals to do or lectures to attend. Now that I've had a few weeks to sleep, marginally de-stress and reflect on the past academic year, it feels timely to … Continue reading My Goals for Summer 2019

The Ultimate Packing List for Inter-Railing in Europe

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic Last September, my friend and I spent three weeks travelling across Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia and Italy, under the DiscoverEU initiative. It was an incredible, life-affirming experience, and amazingly mostly went off without a hitch. We stayed in hostels, travelled by train or the occasional bus, walked over … Continue reading The Ultimate Packing List for Inter-Railing in Europe

A Long Weekend in Amsterdam and the Netherlands

We started in Delft with cheap and good pizza from Ciao Ciao and long reunions. Delft is a true student city, where young and old people and architecture share a sense of vibrancy and innovation. At the Student Union, festival preparations were underway, as far as I could understand from my infinitesimal knowledge of Dutch. … Continue reading A Long Weekend in Amsterdam and the Netherlands

A Typical Week as a First Year Oxford Chemistry Student

Hilary Term Week 2 Of course, the short answer is that there is no such thing as a typical week. One of the joys and trials of Oxford is the fast-paced, ever-changing environment. Nevertheless, Chemistry is one of the most structured undergraduate degrees at Oxford due to its large number of contact hours. I have … Continue reading A Typical Week as a First Year Oxford Chemistry Student