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Lockdown film night

One of the things I miss the most about normal life is the cinema. I love settling down in a dark theater to escape...
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#8: Is ‘h’ Magical Too?

There have been plenty of references to the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and enough content in this series of linguistical articles to support its...
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What study environment works the best for you?

My favourite study environment has always been at home. I like going to the library sometimes if I need a change but for the...

Five Happy Things

It is not hard to recognise everyone is struggling right now. From the students in their online study to the key workers keeping us...
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The study environment that works for me

Coffee Chasers With the increasing need to work from home with the current pandemic, having a study space that works for you is central...
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New Year’s Resolutions

Last year’s resolutions concluded me to curb my book buying to read my much-neglected novels. This year resolution is strong Activism. (And to read...
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#7: Doubling My Letters

Letters.  We have talked about them enough.  Now, we are going to talk about – as the titles suggests – more letters.  We cannot...

What are five things that made you happy this week?

Daffodils: the shops have started selling daffodils and they’re only a quid wherever I’ve seen them. Seeing their bright yellow flowers bloom has really...
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‘TIS THE SEASON (TO WRITE ABOUT TAYLOR SWIFT): Part II

My (unrequited) love affair with Taylor Swift began properly in 2015. On car journeys to and from home her voice kept me company. In...
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#6: The Magic Letter ‘E’!

The letter ‘e’ – the magical fifth letter of the English alphabet.  You have no doubt heard of it and come across it countless...