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WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

One of the first questions you ever find yourself answering as a university student is about your habitat. Synonymous with introductory conversations in corridors, lecture theatres, or in the pub; “Where are you from?” is a glorious conversation opener that can ensure at least a minute and a half’s chat with, even the dullest of […]

A picture of Saddam Hussein is burned by U.S. Marines April 7, 2003 in Qal'at Sukkar, Iraq. The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit entered the town looking for weapons and destroying pictures of Saddam Hussein. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

IN THE SHADOW OF SADDAM

It is not uncommon to hear accusations that many of the Middle East’s current problems would not have existed if it wasn’t for the 2003 invasion of Iraq by America and a significant number of its allies in the “Coalition of the willing”. Some even go as far as to appear to be romanticising the […]

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ILLUMIFARTY

Food for thought: Lilly Plume discusses the destructive properties of cow farts on our environment, and how vegan cult hit film Cowspiracy reveals a reluctance within the environmental lobby to get to grips with the problem.

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THE HABITAT EDITION: PHOTOSHOOT IN COLOUR

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 […]

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REFUGEE ISLAND

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.