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The National Media Museum, The Northern Powerhouse & the North-South Divide

Recently it was announced that an archive of over 400,000 photos would be transferred from Bradford’s National Media Museum to the V&A Museum in London. The news was met with huge criticism; the story was covered by many national media … Continue reading

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Cashing In – The UK Gambling Industry

The UK gambling industry is worth billions. And like any other industry, the success of gambling companies relies on effective and targeted advertising campaigns. As a result, in recent years the UK has been bombarded with advertisements for sports betting, online … Continue reading

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How Much Money is Too Much Money?

Since the economic recession of 2008-2013, many of us have had to learn to take greater care of our money, and survive within sometimes drastically limited means. Even now, despite claims that Britain’s own economy is on the mend, the … Continue reading

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Time to Learn a Language that isn’t English?

At some point or other most of us have witnessed a “conversation” that consists of pointing, hands being waved about and attempts to second guess the remainder of someone’s sentence, all in a bid to make sense of what the … Continue reading

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The Surprising Legacy of the Soviet Union #Kazakhstan

The legacy of the Soviet Union. For many this will conjure images of communism, bleak architecture juxtaposed by imposing statues of Lenin, and economic stagnation. The legacy of the Soviet Union in Kazakhstan however, paints a very different picture. For those … Continue reading

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The Dual Face of Medicine?

The history of medicine is undoubtedly fascinating, from prehistoric trephination, to the discovery of antibiotics, and the synthetic pharmaceutical revolution of the 20th century. Nowadays medical advances are no less interesting, though more highly specialised. Recently there have been a … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo, Time & The Arts

Every November thousands of people from across the world participate in NaNoWriMo. The challenge, to write 50,000 words in just 30 days. At first it sounds nigh on impossible – after all it’s a tall order for anyone, especially if … Continue reading

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Serial, Social Anthropology & Investigative Journalism

If you haven’t heard of the podcast phenomenon Serial, you are one of the very few left. Hosted by Sarah Koenig, and with it’s very own spin off show Undisclosed, the series follows the story of Adnan Syed, the man accused and … Continue reading

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A Dead Art?

It’s a simple question – is reading a dead art? With the arrival of smartphones and tablets, some people certainly think so. A quick look around the train, and chances are the majority of people’s heads are turned downwards towards … Continue reading

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