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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Lessons from the silence of monks

Returning to St Andrews means encountering familiar questions. “What did you do with your summer?” is reliably high on the list. We’re all keen...

When in Rome

As a Classics student, I was overjoyed to be asked to chaperone forty-five 11-year-olds around Italy’s ancient sites. The school that I had worked...

The students’ guide to the lights of Bangkok

Bangkok is truly the most amazing city. Filled by the chaos and cluster of 14 million bodies going about their hectic daily routines, the...

Paris en Printemps

As a former resident, I found showing a friend around the famous city to be the perfect Parisian visit. In just three nights we...

Beyond the horizon

Alongside the cliché of the ‘Gap Yah’, is the year abroad.  I asked a friend just returned from Germany whether it was worth it. ...

Cultural Cockups

By Francesca Vaghi In Social Anthropology, one of the first lessons I got taught was that cultures are diverse. This does not only apply for...

Cape Town: the ultimate summer internship

Whether for honest interest, consuming passion, or simple resumé building, we’ve heard it all before: internships for students. Like the many before me, this...

Jonathan Bucks Races 2 Barcelona

"Hitch hiking and charities: it’s all just a bit 1980s, isn’t it?" I couldn’t help but agree with the chubby East Coast duty officer...

The challenges of teaching English in Italy

“Do you favourite colour?” he asks me. “Do you favourite colour?!” the teacher repeats incredulously. “Ma sei cretino?!”. It’s 10 am and I’m in...

Shakespeare and Co.

Opened by Sylvia Beach in 1919 (after whom the current owner is named) as a library, publisher and boarding house for aspiring writers, 'Shakespeare...