Exetera Magazine


No Man is an Island

Josh Dennis recounts his time spent at the beautifully-desolate Burgh Island, telling his story through a combination of prose and photography.

Cultural Choices: Pick of the Week

In the first instalment of our Cultural Choices series, our team have picked their brains for the best films, books and projects out there. There’s some light-hearted fun, French film-making and photography in the mixer this week…   DIRECTOR: Éric Rohmer. Films: La Collectionneuse (1967), My Night at Mauds (1969), Claire’s Knee (1970). The films […]

30 Annoying Things

I’m all for positivity, for seeing the good around you. Without the glass-half-full kind of people, we would probably all settle to skulking around the house with greasy hair. However, in the face of mind-numbingly colossal problems we live amongst of in the world nowadays – with chronic ecological crises, Antarctica melting and our planet […]

Exetera’s Thoughts on the Arctic Monkeys

With an almost completely new team behind the reigns at Exetera this year, we realised that within all the hours of editing and discussing ideas there has been very little this team of eight has managed to butt heads over. Upon revision, we’ve thought this needs a change. So, in the hopes we might get […]

Interview with Mandolin Orange

Back in the winter, Imogen Hayward headed up to Oxford to interview the American Blue grass band on writing music, dreams, lyrics and travelling around like the old tradition of the bluegrass and folk artists. Interview with Andrew Marlin (multi-singer) and Emily Frantz (violinist/guitarist-singer). Band members: Josh Oliver (keyboard/guitar), Allyn Love (pedal/steel), Clint Mullican (Bass), […]

The Dream Edition

The American I-wish-it-was-a-Dream by Stu Duggal | The Frozen Road Interview by Lily Plume | Read it and sleep by Stephanie Romisezewski & Clemmie Melvin   Number of copies: 1 – £3.00 GBP2 – £6.00 GBP3 – £9.00 GBP


Lydia Spencer-Elliott reviews the Poltimore Festival launch event at Cavern last month, and anticipates the independent arts festival coming up this May. On the 7th February Poltimore Festival burst back onto Exeter’s social scene with their jam packed launch party at Exeter’s edgiest venue, Cavern. Bristol’s most up and coming musical selections had attendees dancing […]

2 Minutes with Comedian Tony Law

Clemmie Melvin spends 2 minutes with stand-up comedian Tony Law who has just kick-started his UK tour, “Tony Law: A Law Unto His-Elf What Welcome”’.    CM: If you could perform anywhere in the world, in any particular venue, where would you choose? TL: The Royal Albert Hall. I have performed there once before for the […]

The Future Edition

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The Illegal Edition

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Exiter: The NUS is no longer fit for purpose

Over the next two weeks, Exeter University students are holding a referendum on whether to leave the NUS. Here Alasdair Gibbs of the craftily named Exiter campaign (get it? Exit/Exeter) sets out why he will be voting to leave. I feel incredibly fortunate to be a part of Exeter Students’ Guild. We’ve got one of the best […]


The Habitat Edition has reached us but we want to share with you a few more of the images from our travels around Dartmoor and Exmouth. Hopefully many of you will have been down to Exmouth already, but we would recommend taking the walk along the beach round to Sandy Bay. Dartmoor is harder to […]

The Habitat Edition

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Volunteer Alec Butterworth spent three weeks working on the Isle of Lesvos in a refugee camp staffed by Christians. Here he describes a sadly all too familiar story of desperation, brutality and squalor from the camps on Europe’s doorstep.

The Body Edition

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The Food Edition

Pavlova Palava Michael Goodier The Findus Lasagne of Global Food Politics Oli Picken Seeds of Change Rosa Weber Hunger Pains Ben Clarke


How to handle first year’s big challenges – making friends and affording cheese.


Like a journalistic Jesus Exetera is here to guide you through Hijacked Festival with an eclectic schedule that will ensure minimum hassle and maximum pleasure. Thank us later.


Hijacked Festival’s eclectic, progressive bill is packed with names from the underground to the arena. Luckily we’ve cherry-picked the acts you can’t afford to miss.


The minds behind student collective Our House talk headliners, highlights and Hijacked