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"24.03.2017 11:30:00" varsity.co.uk The Six Nations 2017 in review With England falling at the last, Ben Cisneros casts his eye over a tournament full of upsets "This England team are not yet the finished article but their potential remains and they will be hoping that, like the 2001 side, their best will come in two years' time", writes Ben Cisneros
"23.03.2017 17:30:00" varsity.co.uk Cambridge may set intake targets for poorly represented ethnic groups New access agreement could include goals for admission of students from underrepresented groups and regions – but challenges remain if entry standards are to be upheld A new access agreement may see the University target underrepresented ethnic groups.
"23.03.2017 16:00:18" varsity.co.uk Cambridge plummets in national student experience survey The University's score was dragged down by poor performances in the areas of facilities, social life and student welfare It fell 20 places from its 2016 ranking.
"22.03.2017 19:26:40" varsity.co.uk Join the Varsity team for Easter 2017 Applications are now open to become an editor for Easter term. Become a part of Cambridge's best student newspaper Just under 24 hours left for applications to join the Varsity team!
"21.03.2017 13:00:04" varsity.co.uk Student play raises £3000 for the homeless Stuart: A Life Backwards depicted the life of Stuart Shorter and his friendship with a Cambridge undergraduate Producer Tom Bevan said that he was "thrilled".
"20.03.2017 16:00:00" varsity.co.uk Your reaction to my women's college says more about you than it does about me Hollie Berman pens an open letter to everyone intimidated, disgusted, and entertained by all girls' colleges "There is a serious problem that is rooted in our subconscious attitudes to an all-female community within academia"
"20.03.2017 15:00:00" varsity.co.uk TV Round-Up: The Replacement Isobel Leigh finds this new psychological thriller a programme of two halves, the second one well worth a watch “The programme initially lacked the creepy, thriller sensation I had hoped for”
"20.03.2017 14:00:01" varsity.co.uk TV Round-Up: Girls (Part One) Cordelia Lam goes in deep on the season so far... Last season the hermetic Girls universe became even more messy and insular; Cordelia Lam assesses how Lena Dunham is stringing the characters' lives back together in the show's last season.
"20.03.2017 13:00:01" varsity.co.uk My all girls' school: empowering, feminist – and sexist Michelle Taute busts the myth that all girls' schools are free from sexism "Parents and students alike are convinced that discrimination based on gender will be prevented by simply excluding the opposite sex"
"20.03.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Immaculate 'Immaculate is an exotic cocktail of theatrical styles, which demands to be savoured,' writes Anna Shmatenko 4.5 stars Witty one-liners, bitter sarcasm, over-the-top slapstick, relentless swearing...
"20.03.2017 11:00:01" varsity.co.uk Review: How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Thomas O'Connor is impressed by How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying- 3 stars Packed with colour, razzmatazz and energy
"20.03.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk VisCourse: Recording Memory Is film an analogue for our memory or simply a mode with which we can express it? Lydia Sabatini investigates... "Ideas about time and the past come into sharper focus when the events and characters dealt with in the film are true."
"19.03.2017 18:29:03" varsity.co.uk Oxford men complete third consecutive Varsity double Cambridge went down 3-2 in a dramatic Varsity encounter at the Hive "Cambridge came into this as slight underdogs, and for the first forty minutes it showed." Oxford has had a very good day – read what happened here.
"19.03.2017 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk Virtuous, innocent – and sexually harassed Maya de Silva Wijeyeratne describes her experiences of school girl sexual harassment in Sri Lanka Social Media has made it easy for perpetrators to hide behind anonymity.
"19.03.2017 16:30:01" varsity.co.uk Polem-Flick: Discourse on the 'F' Rating IMDb has introduced an F rating to highlight films that have female directors, writers and actors at their helm. Sarah Wilson and Aditya Guha offer their thoughts "Awareness doesn't necessarily propel change"
"19.03.2017 16:30:01" varsity.co.uk Oxford women win third consecutive Varsity football match A series of wasted chances for Cambridge cost them in a 3-1 defeat to the Dark Blues at Barnet's Hive Stadium The final score wasn't in Cambridge's favour. Here's what happened
"19.03.2017 16:08:22" varsity.co.uk LIVE: Cambridge and Oxford face off in Varsity football showdown Follow all the updates in the men's match live here The men's match is underway! Keep up with the play-by-play LIVE here
"19.03.2017 15:50:00" varsity.co.uk LIVE: Cambridge and Oxford face off in Varsity football showdown Follow the men's and women's matches in today's double header live here Just 10 minutes until men's kickoff. Stay with us for all the updates
"19.03.2017 15:14:23" varsity.co.uk Oxford women win third consecutive Varsity football match A series of wasted chances for Cambridge cost them in a 3-1 defeat to the Dark Blues at Barnet's Hive Stadium It was disappointment for the women's Light Blues once again today.
"19.03.2017 15:00:01" varsity.co.uk Angel Wings and Devil Horn(y)s Devil horns at the ready! Jasmine Rees tells all about racy Week 8 comedy, Immaculate Almost like Romeo and Juliet, except a lot more sexy, a lot more funny and with a lot less death.
"19.03.2017 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk Review: SCENE 'The standing ovation received by the cast on opening night ensures that this politically nuanced production will be a sure success' writes Sian Bradshaw 4 stars "The writing is honest and raw"
"19.03.2017 13:08:29" varsity.co.uk LIVE: Cambridge and Oxford face off in Varsity football showdown Follow the men's and women's matches in today's double header live here And we're off! Follow all the latest developments in today's Varsity football double header LIVE here, starting with the women's match
"19.03.2017 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk Lord Kinnock: 'I'm too old to be angry' Alastair Holder Ross and Joel Nelson talk to the former Leader of the Labour Party, about Blair, Thatcher and Major Article 50 is clearly on Lord Kinnock's mind.
"19.03.2017 12:30:01" varsity.co.uk Thread Flair: The guide to fussy fashion Violet fashion columnist Ellie Mullett admits to being picky about her clothes, but fussiness can be perfect for a student budget “Sometimes wearing last year's items can feel like the eighth deadly sin. But it shouldn't”
"19.03.2017 12:30:00" varsity.co.uk King's students protest over goose cull fears The protest took place following fears that the college is planning to remove the geese from its grounds, which students claim would be tantamount to a cull The college claims that goose droppings are making paths slippery and carry a disease risk.
"18.03.2017 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk Join the Varsity team for Easter 2017 Applications are now open to become an editor for Easter term. Become a part of Cambridge's best student newspaper Zadie Smith, Alexis Petridis, Amol Rajan...you?
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"17.03.2017 19:30:00" varsity.co.uk Cambridge women's boxers earn narrow Varsity win as men are defeated Devarshi Lodhia reports on a night of mixed fortunes for CUABC It was a close-fought thing, but Cambridge came away victorious.
"17.03.2017 19:00:00" varsity.co.uk The Cereal Offender: Breakfast – a health issue? Can hearty be healthy? Xanthe Fuller says a big graNOla to 'healthy' breakfasts
"17.03.2017 18:30:00" varsity.co.uk Goalkeeping heroics give Oxford Varsity win over Cambridge Heartbreak for Cambridge as a stunning goalkeeping performance handed Oxford victory in the men's hockey Varsity There was defeat for the men's team too, in this year's hockey varsity match.
"17.03.2017 18:00:01" varsity.co.uk Bread and Rutter: The Rainbow Café Violet food critic Emma Rutter rounds off the term with her take on Cambridge's iconic vegan venue Emma Rutter samples the vegan-cheese-laden delights of the Rainbow Café.
"17.03.2017 17:30:00" varsity.co.uk That night in Barcelona: how a miracle at the Camp Nou compares to sport's greatest miracles Andrew Derrett gives his verdict on one of the European Cup's most memorable nights We've seen footballing miracles before, but Barcelona's recent winning comeback was a game-changer.
"17.03.2017 17:00:01" varsity.co.uk RON is the real winner of every Cambridge election There is only one candidate who guarantees commitment and transparency, writes Sam Willis Maybe the real winner was the candidates we RON-ed along the way.
"17.03.2017 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk An Easter holiday schedule we can all get behind Violet columnist Kate Collins tells you what you should actually get up to during the vacation As end-of-term DoS meetings get blagged through, he's what you should be looking forward to for the Easter holiday
"17.03.2017 16:30:01" varsity.co.uk Women's Blues hit for four by Oxford Cambridge were left stunned by a superior performance from their bitter rivals It was a disappointing final scoreboard for the Light Blues.
"17.03.2017 16:00:01" varsity.co.uk What did vegans do before smoothie bowls and chickpea juices? Violet vegan columnist Anna Hollingsworth finds herself tasting foods she had no idea existed Anna Hollingsworth has been going vegan for Violet. These are the trends which have made it easier.
"17.03.2017 15:40:02" varsity.co.uk 72nd Women's Boat Race crew announced The Cambridge women outweigh their opponents by over 30 kilos as they look to avenge a crushing defeat, writes Imran Marashli Cambridge's women are hoping to fare better in this year's Boat Race, after a sinking defeat last year.
"17.03.2017 15:01:00" varsity.co.uk The best of Cambridge brunch Violet food columnist Jess Lock has a second bite at naming the best brunch destinations at Cambridge Which college's brunch is the toast of the town?
"17.03.2017 14:30:01" varsity.co.uk Bohemian Rhapsody and Perfect Imperfections Why Martha O'Neil is glad she has no escape from reality Is this the real life? Columnist Martha O'Neil saw a child listen to Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' for the first time.
"17.03.2017 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk Crews announced for 163rd men's Boat Race This year's rowers were announced at the Francis Crick Institute in London The build-up is on for this year's Boat Race.
"17.03.2017 13:30:00" Getting to the end of term like…
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"17.03.2017 13:08:53" varsity.co.uk Matthew Parris: 'We're going to tumble out of the European Union, in a very chaotic and ungainly way' Anna Jennings speaks to the journalist and ex-Conservative MP about elitism and his political predictions “What you do need, and which I don't think I have, is a modest sense of your own limitations, and so I have been very wrong about a lot of things. And I only remember – and other people are only kind enough to remember – the things I've been right about.”
"17.03.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Review: What's the problem? It's Only the End of the World”! Zi Ran Shen is mesmerised by Xavier Dolan's cacophonous family drama 4 stars "If not for the brilliant acting, watch it for the fresh perspective it provides that will surely relieve any of your own tensions" - Zi Ran Shen was impressed with Xavier Dolan's 'It's Only the End of the World'
"16.03.2017 18:04:21" varsity.co.uk Join the Varsity team for Easter 2017 Applications are now open to become an editor for Easter term. Become a part of Cambridge's best student newspaper Be a part of Cambridge's oldest, largest (and most Jon Snow-endorsed) student newspaper
"16.03.2017 16:37:52" www.varsity.co.uk Six Nations 2017: England impress at last to claim crown England hit their stride as Eddie Jones's side secured a second title in a row, writes Ben Cisneros At last the performance from England we had been waiting for.
"16.03.2017 16:00:01" varsity.co.uk Review: Hamp 'Hamp is an unsettling piece – beautiful and brutal in equal measure' writes Rose Aitchison, who deems this week's Corpus mainshow a gruesome and brilliant exercise in existentialism 4 stars An uncompromising, existential exploration of issues of masculinity in a military environment
"16.03.2017 15:50:30" varsity.co.uk Stuart Goldsmith: 'Comedy is a life-long struggle – a zen struggle – to be your most honest, most funny self' Josh Kimblin talks comedy and compromise with the stand-up comedian ahead of his appearance at the Cambridge Junction in May “Most comics are either running towards something – fame, perhaps – or running away from something – like fear”
"16.03.2017 14:00:11" varsity.co.uk Review: What's the problem? It's Only the End of the World”! Zi Ran Shen is mesmerised by Xavier Dolan's cacophonous family drama 4 stars “To see this movie is to stand face to face with frustration and fear”
"16.03.2017 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk Beneath the surface, the Republican Party is dying Beyond the bluster of their President, the healthcare issue is threatening to tear apart the unity of the GOP The GOP might still be standing, but it's on its last legs
"16.03.2017 12:45:42" varsity.co.uk Bringing the sidelined into the spotlight With a weekend of screenings, talks, and interviews to reflect on, Robert Crawford looks at where the LGBT+ community stands in the film industry today Watersprite's 8th year will see scheduling that promotes and address LGBT+ voices on the silver screen.
"16.03.2017 12:02:41" varsity.co.uk Rogue Sport of the Week: Australian Rules Football with CUARFC Paul Hyland speaks to coach Dave Sykes and player Alex Westin-Hardy about one of Australia's biggest spectator events Get to grips with one of the biggest sports down under.
"16.03.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Not just for appearances: what schools need to teach us about looks Why do so many people struggle with appearance-related woes stemming from their school days? Juliette Bretan says more needs to be done Appearance-based bullying can determine a relationship with your body that lingers for life.
"16.03.2017 09:12:57" varsity.co.uk VisCourse: Noir and Goodness Lydia Sabatini explores the murky morality that lies beneath the monochrome Film Noir takes evil, and then makes it really, really sexy.
"15.03.2017 18:00:32" varsity.co.uk All boys, all girls… all wrong? Sneha Lala on how single-sex schools can turn into suffocating environments, especially for those with LGBT+ identities Single-sex schools as concepts are vastly different from colleges at university.
"15.03.2017 16:30:34" varsity.co.uk University to invest £87,000 to tackle harassment The money will be invested in a number of schemes to support those who have experienced harassment and sexual misconduct and to raise awareness of consent The funding is part of a £2.45 million national project to end sexual harassment in universities.
"15.03.2017 16:01:06" varsity.co.uk Sinn Féin's surge shows the decline of sectarianism The people of Northern Ireland have had enough "Politics has never been normal in Northern Ireland."
"15.03.2017 14:03:10" varsity.co.uk Andrew Harrop: 'Jeremy Corbyn is a paradox: he's an unpopular populist' Where is the Labour Party going? Josh Kimblin discusses Brexit, Corbyn and Labour's challenges with the Secretary General of the Fabian Society The Secretary General of the Fabian Society weighs in on the question on everybody's tongue – just where is Labour going post-Brexit?
"15.03.2017 12:00:01" varsity.co.uk The issue with not-so-free speech Ellie Mullett speaks out on the excessive censorship language "The right to free speech becomes trapped when caged by excessively cautious censorship"
"15.03.2017 11:00:01" varsity.co.uk Bread and Rutter: Stickybeaks Can you help Violet food critic Emma Rutter make up her mind about this contemporary café? A haven for cake-lovers
"15.03.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Big Mouth: Unleash your inner Hugh Grant Kate Collins explains why we can all get away with being cringe-worthily awkward Hugh Grant is synonymous with being awkward.
"15.03.2017 09:30:00" varsity.co.uk Lords vote could mean international students are no longer classed as immigrants The House of Lords voted yesterday to pass an amendment removing international students from net migration statistics The amendment was supported by Master of Pembroke College Lord Smith of Finsbury.
"14.03.2017 16:01:41" varsity.co.uk Sexucated: Why is British sex ed lagging behind? Phelan Chatterjee went through the Swedish sex ed system and asks why the UK is so behind what he was taught "Pupils have been missing out on vital lessons on how sex works, the importance of consent, healthy relationships, sexual health, and abuse"
"14.03.2017 14:00:04" varsity.co.uk Review: The Mediocrity of 'Certain Women' Felix Peckham struggles with the oblique ponderousness of Kelly Reichardt's latest film. One star.
"13.03.2017 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk Personal healthcare is getting more personal The development of genomics and bioinformatics has a way to go, but it could change lives Jake Cornwall Scoones discusses personal medicine.
"13.03.2017 12:30:00" varsity.co.uk Oxford heads back residency rights for EU citizens An open letter signed by heads of 35 Oxford Colleges and Permanent Private Halls expresses concern for the future of the University if EU academics' rights are not guaranteed They warned of the "enormous damage" that Brexit could do to Oxford, in advance of votes in Parliament on triggering Article 50.
"13.03.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Climate change is already happening – we need to act now It might be difficult, but we need to tackle the problem head-on. Failure to do so can only have dire consequences, says Felix Peckham Climate change is not something to leave for the future to tackle.
"13.03.2017 11:30:03" varsity.co.uk Cambridge Reclaims the Night Women and non-binary people turned out to march against street harassment and sexual violence Protesters marched through the streets chanting "Hey! Ho! Sexual violence has got to go!", and “Say it once, say it again, no excuse for violent men.”
"13.03.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Laura Marling – Semper Femina The folk-singer's new album is the sonic equivalent of a faded Polaroid, writes Ben Adams 4.5 stars "Semper Femina is an elegant, thought-provoking collection of songs that moves at its own steady pace and displays a softness and humanity in its instrumentation and deft lyricism."
"12.03.2017 18:00:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer An exuberant debut that sets the benchmark for a new generation of grime artists 4 stars At just 23 he's become the first grime artist to top the UK albums chart.
"12.03.2017 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk The highlights of the AW17 fashion season Ellie Mullett presents a quick round up of everything you need to know and the designers to watch from Fashion Month February 2017 Fashion got political this February.
"12.03.2017 16:00:01" varsity.co.uk This is what it's like to be Jewish in Cambridge Miikka Jaarte reminds us that while Cambridge in many respects may offer a positive experience for Jewish students, recent events show that anti-Semitism is still prevalent “The vibrant Jewish community in Cambridge is a source of a sense of belonging for many students"
"12.03.2017 15:00:01" varsity.co.uk Word Up: sleep tight Georgie Thorpe considers why we might want to sleep tight, and how that won't necessarily mean the bed bugs don't bite The phrase hadn't been recorded before the mid-twentieth Century
"12.03.2017 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk Where did all the women go? Gabrielle McGuinness asks why threre is, still today, a lack of female representation in our reading lists "The revered canon that we spend our entire degrees studying consists largely of dead white men with very questionable political beliefs."
"12.03.2017 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk Creative Media: the world of Instagram art Often criticised for it's superficiality and damaging effect on self-esteem, two student artists discuss the creative side to Instagram Not always rose-tinted and inauthentic.
"12.03.2017 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk Creative Media: the world of Instagram art Often criticised for it's superficiality and damaging effect on self-esteem, two student artists discuss the creative side to Instagram Two students discuss putting their art on Instagram.
"12.03.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Single-sex sisterhood? Educated at a Catholic all girls' school, Olivia Lam talks about how single-sex schools can be suffocating environments Single-sex schools are confining and unpleasant, argues Olivia Lam.
"12.03.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Breaking down borders has redefined identity Identity is a tricky thing to navigate as a third culture kid, but better media representation can help, argues Yukiko Lui Forming an identity as a third culture kid can be hard, but representation in the media can help.
"12.03.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Close-Up: Goodfellas Peter Murphy contemplates the effect of watching Scorsese's gangster epic over time Peter Murphy reviews Scorsese's Goodfellas.
"12.03.2017 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk The chemistry of chocolate Zi Ran Shen explores the sweet taste of crystallography This is the science behind chocolate.
"11.03.2017 19:00:00" varsity.co.uk How to: adapt to Cambridge clubbing Sienna Hewavidana presents a how-to guide for surviving Cambridge's slighty, er, quirky nightlife Your comprehensive guide to Cambridge clubbing.
"11.03.2017 18:00:00" varsity.co.uk A very gay fish in an all-male pond Ted Mackey on what it is like to come out at age 13 – in a Northern Irish all boys' school "I came out as gay at the age of 13 on Facebook, the night before a school ski trip."
"11.03.2017 17:30:00" Timeline Photos This week's cartoon by Ben Brown.
"11.03.2017 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk News in Brief: Lent Week 8 Threatened geese, an exhibition about the forgotten people of India, a rediscovered opera and a film festival in St John's A brief roundup of week 8 news.
"11.03.2017 16:30:00" varsity.co.uk Climate change: the biggest threat to the world We cannot ignore humanity's biggest existential threat We need to talk about climate change.
"11.03.2017 16:00:00" varsity.co.uk It's not cultural elitism to worry about reading Dwindling interest in literature is a natural result of other forms of entertainment, but we shouldn't ignore it, argues Anna Hollingsworth One in five British people cannot name a single author of literature
"11.03.2017 15:23:08" varsity.co.uk Student fury over proposed room changes at Selwyn From this year onwards fourth-year accommodation will be limited to two staircases, rather than the whole college as before The changes were announced one week before balloting.
"11.03.2017 14:00:00" Vulture Introducing: Tom Connolly A woodland copse and Vaughan Williams? Tom Connolly tells Vulture how he started playing the fiddle.
Video by Charlie Thorpe
"11.03.2017 11:43:35" varsity.co.uk At last, English football faces up to its homophobia problem Manchester United's partnership with an LGBT charity is only scratching the surface of homophobia in the sport, writes Paul Hyland "We've become the first UK football club to partner with LGBT equality charity @StonewallUK” announced Manchester United by tweet this week.
"10.03.2017 20:00:00" varsity.co.uk Umang Khandelwal ekes out narrow win in University Councillor election Khandelwal fended off a strong challenge from Josh Jackson, who has repeatedly criticised her record in the position It was close, but Umang Khandelwal will keep her position for another year.
"10.03.2017 19:12:44" varsity.co.uk Daisy Eyre wins CUSU presidency She fended off challenges from Jack Drury and Keir Murison The result was in line with a Varsity opinion poll released earlier today.
"10.03.2017 18:00:01" varsity.co.uk Oxbridge students raise thousands for malaria nets Cambridge students have so far raised £12,000 for the 'Big Varsity Match', while Oxford students have raised £8,000 The Blues put their traditional rivalry to good use.
"10.03.2017 17:30:00" varsity.co.uk Newnham hosts edit-a-thon to 'make the internet less sexist' Attendees took part in a Wikipedia edit-a-thon to raise the profile of inspirational women online Newnham College hopes to make it an annual event.
"10.03.2017 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk Women's Day protesters fight for global rights The theme of the day was #BeBoldForChange This is how Cambridge marked International Women's Day.
"10.03.2017 16:30:01" varsity.co.uk Basketball Blues beat Loughborough Devarshi Lodhia with his rundown of a 48-44 victory for CUWBBC against Loughborough 2nds It was a dramatic match, but it was a win for the Light Blues.
"10.03.2017 16:15:00" varsity.co.uk EXCLUSIVE: Wolfson announce rockstar student as June Event headliner A familiar face will be headlining Wolfson's annual ball One of Cambridge's very own is set to take centre stage.
"10.03.2017 16:00:00" varsity.co.uk Big Brother: the college edition Cambridge is like living in the mother of all reality TV bubbles, says Martha O'Neil The BB Diary Room is replaced by a termly meetings with your tutor.
"10.03.2017 15:45:00" varsity.co.uk Netball Blues edged out in end-of-season thriller Imran Marashli reports on the end of a nine-match winning streak for Cambridge women's netball It was the end of the line for the team's winning streak.
"10.03.2017 15:30:00" varsity.co.uk Alistair Carmichael MP: 'Nationalism always ends badly – you quickly end up in a race to the bottom' The former Secretary of State for Scotland and sole surviving Liberal Democrat MP north of the border talks Nicola Sturgeon, nationalism and Nigel Farage with Keir Baker “The nationalism of Alex Salmond is not massively different to the nationalism of Nigel Farage, Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen,” says Scotland's only Lib Dem MP.
"10.03.2017 15:00:00" varsity.co.uk Homerton student sues shops over disabled access issues Esther Leighton is suing one café for £10,000 and multiple others for £1,500 “Like many wheelchair users, I have spent years being denied access to shops, restaurants and cafes.”
"10.03.2017 14:40:01" varsity.co.uk Why it's not as simple as just wanting to dance: a response A member of the CUSU LGBT+ Social and Ents team explains the challenges and tribulations of creating a club night for Cambridge's queer community "Underneath our committee titles we have queer, human hearts that beat just like yours, and we want a club night too"
"10.03.2017 14:30:00" varsity.co.uk A shout-out to the hash brown haters Violet food columnist Jess Lock has two words for any breakfast snobs Hash browns are love, hash browns are life.
"10.03.2017 13:30:00" varsity.co.uk Unknown Displeasures: Barely Legal Anna Hollingsworth finds Barely Legal barely watchable Ninety minutes of your life you'll never get back.
"10.03.2017 12:58:54" varsity.co.uk Facebook row sparked after Drury claims he introduced hobs The CUSU presidential candidate has admitted to deleting a Facebook comment questioning his involvement in the roll-out of hobs in Gonville & Caius kitchens Jack Drury has made his record as Housing Officer in Gonville & Caius a key element of his campaign.
"10.03.2017 12:30:00" varsity.co.uk Stop hushing up sexual abuse There are far too many men who pacify their violent, sexist, and abusive peers, writes Sarah Wilson Tell me again how allegations of sexual assault will hinder a man in his career.
"10.03.2017 11:30:00" varsity.co.uk Courage to survive An anonymous student on how to keep fighting mental illness at university "I physically cannot bring myself to lift the sheets off of myself and contemplate how to embody a functional human being today"
"10.03.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Lead for Eyre in Varsity opinion survey Daisy Eyre was ahead of Jack Drury by almost eleven percentage points, with Keir Murison trailing both A Varsity poll put Daisy Eyre comfortably in the lead ahead of the results this evening.
"10.03.2017 10:15:00" varsity.co.uk Candidates scramble for last votes as campaign draws to a close Campaigning begins to wrap up with a Varsity opinion survey giving Eyre a comfortable lead in the last few hours of voting Candidates are targeting undecided voters as CUSU Elections approach their finish. Here's the story so far.
"10.03.2017 09:30:01" Timeline Photos The final Varsity print edition of term is out today!
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"09.03.2017 17:35:03" varsity.co.uk Eyre campaign ban decision partially upheld The Junior Proctor agreed that the Elections Committee had been upholding the rules of the contest but said that the penalty was excessive. Eyre made a complaint about the decision to the Junior Proctor yesterday.
"09.03.2017 16:32:01" varsity.co.uk Pink Week fundraising total exceeds £33,000 The final fundraising total for Pink Week was announced today, surpassing last year's total by almost £10,000 It beat their target of £30,000.
"09.03.2017 15:15:44" varsity.co.uk Investigation suggests 'epidemic levels' of sexual harassment at UK universities Guardian investigation reveals high number of sexual harassment and misconduct accusations against staff, speculating that institutional inconsistency has stopped more victims from coming forward Investigation reveals high number of sexual harassment and misconduct accusations against staff, speculating that institutional inconsistency has stopped more victims from coming forward.
"09.03.2017 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk Oxford frozen out by Cambridge in men's ice hockey Varsity It was a commanding 8–3 Varsity win for Cambridge Cambridge won the Varsity match 8-3.
"09.03.2017 12:30:00" varsity.co.uk Shots: the wilderness of clubbing In her poem, Juliette Bretan likens the sweaty club environment to the conditions of the wild A poem about clubbing.
"09.03.2017 12:02:00" varsity.co.uk Poll: Who should become CUSU's next President? Take Varsity's poll ahead of Friday's result Today is your LAST CHANCE to cast your vote in our poll. Who do you want to be the next CUSU president? Let us know.
"09.03.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk The V Card: the misconceptions Vegan bingo is Varsity Features Editor Anna Hollingsworth's new favourite dinner-table game Varsity Features Editor Anna Hollingsworth tells you why everything you've heard about vegans is wrong.
"09.03.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Arden of Faversham Kritarth Jha is dazzled by the opulent set of Arden of Faversham and finds it an 'ornate and well-acted play,' but is fundamentally underwhelmed by its plot 3 stars Kritarth Jha is left stunned by the play's set and costumes, but feels strong acting was let down by the plot.
"08.03.2017 21:51:02" varsity.co.uk Eyre launches broadside at Elections Committee as campaigning resumes Following a nine-hour ban issued after a flyer with an abusive message was found, Daisy Eyre has returned to canvassing Eyre accused Elections Committee of "undermining my campaign and threatening the democratic process."
"08.03.2017 18:30:58" varsity.co.uk Amatey Doku: Everyone should vote for a new Constitution CUSU needs a new constitution. If 2,000 students vote in favour of the changes, the student union can be more agile and effective, says President Amatey Doku The current CUSU president tells why we should all vote Yes in this week's referendum.
"08.03.2017 17:32:00" varsity.co.uk Editorial: CUSU campaigning is hotting up – but don't forget to cast your vote Election season may be entertaining, says Editor Millie Brierley, but it has a serious side, too Editor Millie Brierley reflects on the campaign so far, and asks how students should respond.
"08.03.2017 16:00:00" varsity.co.uk Steve Reich, autism, and the search for order in a chaotic world Ben Adams discusses how the voices of people on the autistic spectrum can benefit our understanding of the emotional impact of music "A deeply absorbing and evocative listen that brings to mind the bustling density... of New York."
"08.03.2017 15:00:08" varsity.co.uk Cambridge puts in consistent showing in QS World Rankings The University achieved the greatest single number of top-ten rankings but fell behind Harvard, MIT and Oxford in many subjects The University was second-best in the world in two subject areas and third- and fourth-best in two more.
"08.03.2017 14:30:00" varsity.co.uk We should embrace institution-blind applications Jack Drury is wrong to oppose such measures Deputy Comment Editor Noah Froud spots the flaw in CUSU presidential candidate Jack Drury's commitment to making sure employers know where our degrees are from
"08.03.2017 14:00:01" varsity.co.uk Review: How was 'O.J.: Made in America'? Richard Crawford extols the virtues of this incisive and unrelenting documentary... 5 Stars Clocking in at 467 minutes, Ezra Edelman's landmark documentary is the longest film to win an Oscar.
"08.03.2017 13:30:00" varsity.co.uk Elections Committee should not have banned Eyre over abusive leaflet Without the time to pursue a full investigation, Daisy Eyre's campaign has been presumed guilty until proven innocent “Eyre has been tarnished by actions almost certainly beyond her control”, argues Louis Ashworth.
"08.03.2017 13:00:58" varsity.co.uk Josh Jackson called to disciplinary meeting for 'unacceptably aggressive' campaigning Elections Committee has criticised the University Councillor candidate for being “disrespectful” Jackson has been called in for a meeting to discuss the tone of his campaign.
"08.03.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk The hypocritical politics of shame Our politics now hypocritically shames the poorest with one rule for the rich and another for the poor "At the moment, there is not a party in Westminster capable of delivering the kind of unifying and humane politics we all deserve"
"08.03.2017 11:29:01" varsity.co.uk Eyre given campaign ban after leaflet calls Drury a 'lying Tory' A vandalised leaflet was submited by a student at Homerton College A vandalised leaflet from Daisy Eyre's campaign, that attacked Jack Drury, was found in Homerton.
"08.03.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk When realism met romcoms: The Shape of Things Low-rise jeans? Check. Dido? Check. Moral relativism? Check. Peter Chappell finds out more about the Week 7 main show Peter Chappell talks to the director and cast of The Shape of Things, which is on this week at the Corpus Playroom.
"08.03.2017 10:00:01" varsity.co.uk Lords passes amendment to sever link between TEF and tuition fees The amendment is a major defeat for the government, under whose plans tuition fees are to be raised according to a university's score on the Teaching Excellence Framework The amendment is a major blow to the government's controversial Higher Education and Research Bill.
"08.03.2017 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk Khandelwal accuses Jackson of defamation and slander as hustings turn nasty The debate between the three candidates for University Councillor quickly grew tense as Josh Jackson repeatedly attacked Umang Khandelwal's record in the post Issues competed with personal attacks as the University Councillor candidates went head-to head.
"07.03.2017 20:16:10" varsity.co.uk University Councillor candidates face off in tense hustings – as it happened Umang Khandelwal defends her record against other contenders If you're not already following all the fun of tonight's University Councillor hustings on our liveblog, click here.
"07.03.2017 20:03:23" We're watching the last of CUSU hustings. Watch along here and follow our liveblog: https://www.varsity.co.uk/news/12503
"07.03.2017 19:41:45" varsity.co.uk Hack attack: meet the students managing the CUSU Presidential campaigns Fliers and Facebook spam don't just happen by themselves – behind every candidate is a scheming Campaign Manager Who are Leo McGarrys and Malcolm Tucker of the CUSU election? Violet finds out.
"07.03.2017 19:00:01" varsity.co.uk I'm striking for the repeal of Ireland's inhumane abortion laws Helen Jennings argues that Irish and Northern Irish abortion laws create a climate of fear around pregnancy Helen Jennings is striking for abortion rights in Ireland. She thinks you should join her.
"07.03.2017 18:00:00" varsity.co.uk Living clean, clubbing sober Esmé O'Keeffe enjoys Life sober Esmé O'Keeffe urges us all to try clubbing while sober.
"07.03.2017 17:00:01" Timeline Photos This is your 24-HOUR WARNING. The deadline for applications to be Varsity's next Editor is 5pm tomorrow.
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"07.03.2017 16:30:01" varsity.co.uk TV Round-Up: Taboo (Part Four) The final instalment of Anna Ellis-Rees's breakdown of the BBC's latest period drama... Anna Ellis-Rees concludes on the ending of this period drama.
"07.03.2017 16:00:00" varsity.co.uk Big Mouth: I'm squeamish. Bite me Violet columnist Kate Collins probably had to write this column with her eyes closed In the event of any kind of injury, no matter how minor, Kate Collins is not the person to go to.
"07.03.2017 15:30:00" itunes.apple.com The Vulture Show by Varsity on iTunes Download past episodes or subscribe to future episodes of The Vulture Show by varsity.co.uk for free. In a Vulture Show special, we talk to Varsity's Film & TV editor, Pany Heliotis, about Moonlight, Emma Stone, and that hand-out howler. Catch up on all the movie gossip- as well as our past episodes- on iTunes.
"07.03.2017 15:00:00" varsity.co.uk Townie, gownie, or both? Julia Davies reflects on how Cambridge and the university is more than just the buildings it's made up of "Having insider knowledge (and a CamCard) is invaluable for student and civilian life, such as for when my mum said 'We've never been to Curry King, shall we try there?'"
"07.03.2017 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk Poll: Who should become CUSU's next President? Take Varsity's poll ahead of Friday's result Who should become CUSU's next President?
"07.03.2017 13:04:32" varsity.co.uk Caius Master endorses Drury for CUSU Presidency Professor Sir Alan Fersht praises Drury as a “very nice chappy” in a short and lighthearted video “I'm scared, I can't abide the idea that I'll have to negotiate with him”, Fersht concludes, grinning.
"07.03.2017 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk A non-clubbing degree From anxiety to physical health to just not enjoying it, Miriam Joy talks about the reasons she doesn't go clubbing Not everyone enjoys clubbing, and that's okay.
"07.03.2017 12:30:00" varsity.co.uk Interview: Micha Frazer-Carroll places 'wellbeing, happiness, and fun' at heart of welfare approach Louis Ashworth speaks to the Corpus student and Editor-in-Chief of Blueprint, who is running become the new CUSU/GU Welfare and Rights Officer As voting opens, Louis Ashworth speaks to the candidate for CUSU/GU Welfare and Rights Officer about her plans to make the University more communicative.
"07.03.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Alex Macqueen: 'I get a lot of “Bumder” as I go past' A conversation about the Bar, the British Heart Foundation and being called a 'Bumder' in public? Keir Baker gets into the thick of it with... well, Neil's Dad from The Inbetweeners “I'd always been fascinated by Cambridge, I thought it might be the answer to all my life's problems: I'd always work and I'd be sorted for life! How wrong I was!” says Alex McQueen.
"07.03.2017 11:30:00" varsity.co.uk CUS-who? The apathetic student's guide to the elections so far Violet looks towards CUSU after Amatey Need a quick catch up before you cast your ballot? Violet has you covered.
"07.03.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Did technology win Trump the White House? The internet has been central to political expression in the months between President Trump's election and his inauguration “Delete your account”
"07.03.2017 10:30:00" varsity.co.uk It's time to get serious about video technology After a match-altering disallowed goal in the League Cup final, Devarshi Lodhia argues that video technology in football is long overdue The argument has gained traction since Southampton's Manolo Gabbiadini saw a goal incorrectly ruled out for offside last weekend.
"07.03.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Thread Flair: The Role of Unfashionable Fashion Violet fashion queen Ellie Mullett looks at why fashion week trends are no longer trendy Fashion month is almost over.
"07.03.2017 09:30:01" varsity.co.uk Lords passes amendment to sever link between TEF and tuition fees The amendment is a major defeat for the government, under whose plans tuition fees are to be raised according to a university's score on the Teaching Excellence Framework CUSU Education Officer Roberta Huldisch described the decision as “a testament to what we can achieve when we harness our collective power as students”.
"07.03.2017 09:00:33" varsity.co.uk Voting opens in tight CUSU elections Campaigning intensifies as three hopefuls fight for the Presidency, while uncontested sabbatical candidates push to increase turnout and Doku pushes for referendums Voting is now open in the CUSU Elections, and will run until Friday afternoon.
"06.03.2017 21:20:00" varsity.co.uk CUSU Candidates face off at hustings Varsity reports on the thrills and spills of CUSU Election Hustings Everything you need to know about the hustings.
"06.03.2017 20:46:48" varsity.co.uk Presidential candidates make their case at hustings On the eve of voting opening Eyre, Drury and Murison clashed over mental health, funding and engagement with CUSU Missed the action? Catch up with our summary of the CUSU presidential hustings, where sparks flew between the candidates.
"06.03.2017 19:13:22" varsity.co.uk Live: CUSU Election Hustings – presidential clash begins Follow Varsity's live blog as this year's sabbatical candidates clash at Mill Lane The clash of the three presidential candidates is underway! Check out our live blog and video, or follow our drunk blog at: www.varsity.co.uk/violet/12465
"06.03.2017 18:30:01" varsity.co.uk Review: Kickin' it with 'John Wick' This second instalment ratchets up the violence, keeping its tongue firmly in its cheek four stars "Even more ridiculous than the original"
"06.03.2017 18:22:47" varsity.co.uk Live: CUSU hustings – drunk edition Play along with our bingo cards as we cover the student politics highlight of the year! Deputy News Editor is playing our our hustings bingo drinking game. Follow his efforts here, and play along at home
"06.03.2017 18:10:13" varsity.co.uk Live: CUSU Election Hustings – candidates prepare for debate Follow Varsity's live blog as this year's sabbatical candidates clash at Mill Lane Follow our LIVE blog of the CUSU elections hustings here, for all the updates
"06.03.2017 18:07:12" Follow the CUSU elections hustings LIVE here. Live blog: www.varsity.co.uk/news/12463
"06.03.2017 17:30:00" varsity.co.uk Clare and Lady Margaret dominate river on last day of Bumps Clare collected the Marconi Cup while Lady Margaret took the head of the river in controversial circumstances, reports Danny Wittenberg Clare College could be seen rocking their boathouse after they secured the Marconi Cup for the best performance throughout the five days of competition.
"06.03.2017 17:08:14" varsity.co.uk Fixing CUSU's rotten website should be a top priority for its next leader Up-of-date info and information dead-ends online mean the student union is bound to make a bad first impression CUSU's website is long due an upgrade, and this should be a priority.
"06.03.2017 16:15:04" varsity.co.uk Welfare Officer deletes post after election intervention In a Facebook post which has since been deleted, Sophie Buck warned candidates against “highlighting things to crowdplease” The current Sabbatical Officers are allowed to comment neutrally, but not campaign in this election.
"06.03.2017 15:00:01" varsity.co.uk Pakistan in the playroom: 'It's not a political statement' Toby Salisbury discovers more about the 'entertaining but educational' play adapted from an award-winning American-Pakistani writer The cast is diverse, the story award-winning, and the message from the creatives behind it is clear: “Our aim is to entertain but also to educate.”
"06.03.2017 14:30:00" varsity.co.uk Bedroom Art: pixel palaces to connect and reflect Ruby Reding explores emotional representations of the bedroom online and in digital art There is a strange contradiction of bedrooms being a place to both find solidarity and feel solitude online.
"06.03.2017 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk Poll: Who should become CUSU's next President? Take Varsity's poll ahead of Friday's result Take part in Varsity's poll on who should become CUSU's next President.
"06.03.2017 13:15:01" Timeline Photos TWO DAYS LEFT to apply to head up Varsity next term!!
"06.03.2017 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk Trump's administration is not a friend of the Jews Leading figures such as Steve Bannon have frequently propagated anti-Semitic statements, argues Miikka Jaarte Many conservatives seem to rely on the argument that their support for Israel makes accusations of anti-Semitism irrelevant.
"06.03.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk High-flying Seagulls are ready for a Premier League future Top-class facilities, financial stability, giving back to their community: all reasons Brighton & Hove Albion deserve Premier League football, writes Andrew Derrett Time for promotion? The general consensus is that 'this is their year'
"06.03.2017 11:30:01" varsity.co.uk Cambridge takes Brexit worries to Westminster Community report compiled at the 'Cambridge and Brexit: Discussing Our Future' event to be presented to the House of Commons Students, academics and the wider community are engaging in conversation which moves beyond the divisive question of 'Remain' or 'Leave'.
"06.03.2017 11:00:01" varsity.co.uk Live Review: Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox Hannah Bowstead was thrilled by a riotous performance from the world's wackiest covers band 4.5 stars "A whirlwind evening and a feast for all the senses"
"06.03.2017 10:30:01" varsity.co.uk Indian students hold protest against nationalist attacks The students sought to draw attention to recent assaults on students in India by the Hindu nationalist ABVP organisation The demonstration took place on King's Parade last Saturday.
"06.03.2017 10:02:00" varsity.co.uk Another step in Labour's long walk to irrelevance Labour should have won the Copeland by-election, argues Felix Peckham Felix Peckham can hear the "death knells ringing for Jeremy Corbyn"
"06.03.2017 09:11:09" varsity.co.uk Trophy Talk: Best Picture? Has Moonlight's cultural impact compensated for its aesthetic achievements? Our Film and Television Editor takes pause for thought Varsity's Film and Television Editor weighs in on whether Moonlight deserved to win Best Picture.
"05.03.2017 23:39:26" varsity.co.uk Weekend roundup: Gloves are off as candidates step up campaigning Saturday proved a rather sleepy day for campaigning, aside from daisies along the riverbank and a few missing minibuses, while Sunday was a hotbed for feisty comments and rule breaches A weekend of debates, complaints and missing minibuses – click here to see what you missed.
"05.03.2017 20:22:54" varsity.co.uk Presidential hopefuls go head to head on The Sunday Review The CUSU candidates were grilled by the hosts, listeners and each other In their first live debate, the candidates discussed Class Lists, workload, University Council and more on The Sunday Review with Varsity today
"05.03.2017 19:00:00" varsity.co.uk Review: When The Heavens Meet the Earth Ted Mackey and Charlie Stone review the latest exhibition at Downing's Heong Gallery 4.5 stars “The pieces are stimulating, subversive and challenging.”
"05.03.2017 18:31:00" varsity.co.uk Tensions flare in University Councillor race Candidates Josh Jackson and Umang Khandelwal clash after Jackson launches an all-out assault on the incumbent's record Josh Jackson accused incumbent Umang Khandelwal of “a massive lack of transparency and accountability.”
"05.03.2017 18:00:01" varsity.co.uk Polem-Flick: In defence of The Great Wall Zi Ran Shen asks whether Zhang Yi Mou's latest epic is a victim of whitewashing or an attempt to educate Western audiences Zi Ran Shen writes that Matt Damon's character is “simply a lens through which the audience could see the Western perception of China.”
"05.03.2017 17:47:00" varsity.co.uk Complaints received in race for CUSU presidency The Elections Committee today confirmed that Daisy Eyre's campaign had been subject to two upheld complaints Presidential candidate Daisy Eyre has had two complaints against her campaign upheld by the Elections Committee.
"05.03.2017 17:30:01" varsity.co.uk Practical Shitticism: Lily Lindon's UCAS personal statement Lily Lindon explores the linguistic construction of a UCAS application as she takes a Practical Shit on her own personal statement Lily Lindon turns her critical eye on her own UCAS personal statement from four years ago.
"05.03.2017 17:17:09" varsity.co.uk EXCLUSIVE: Doku to run for NUS Vice-President Incumbent CUSU President launches campaign for Higher Education VP role CUSU President Amatey Doku has affirmed his commitment to a “strong NUS”.
"05.03.2017 17:00:01" varsity.co.uk For ethnic minorities, 'being yourself' is easier said than done Prescriptive expectations and stereotypes make the question of identity a difficult one to navigate for people of colour, argues Yukiko Lui Where should you draw the line between being yourself and resisting stereotypes, and can that line even be drawn?
"05.03.2017 16:00:01" varsity.co.uk There's nothing on telly Gabrielle McGuinness ponders on the lack of diversity on TV Columnist Gabrielle McGuinness delves into why discussions about diversity should look further than Hollywood.
"05.03.2017 15:30:00" varsity.co.uk No Platform Harry: The Cambridge 'hard left' make me scared to express myself A Cambridge student launched a scathing attack against the University's so-called hard left on national radio, claiming members make him scared to express his political views Harry said he wouldn't feel comfortable criticising the current no-platform trends in public in fear of it being “socially risky”.
"05.03.2017 15:00:01" varsity.co.uk Me, my selfie, and I There is a great tendency at the minute towards the widespread distribution of media, often facilitated by technology Has turning the camera on ourselves distorted the way we see ourselves?
"05.03.2017 14:19:02" varsity.co.uk The college system cannot escape criticism Cambridge's traditions can sometimes mask problems and prevent progressive change, argues Noah Froud 'Cambridge' seems to be such a prestigious word that it repels negative criticism that might lead to reform for the better.
"05.03.2017 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk Arden of Faversham and the Roaring Renaissance Peter Chappell talks to Arden of Faversham director Anna Jennings and discovers why Gatsby's precursor is actually an anonymous Elizabethan drama No one can agree on who wrote this Renaissance play, but Peter Chappell finds out why the performance this week is being set in the roaring 20s.
"05.03.2017 12:21:08" varsity.co.uk Presidential candidates to face off on Cam FM Tune in at 1pm today to hear Varsity host the longest debate between all three candidates At 1pm today tune in to Cam FM on camfm.co.uk/player for the biggest presidential debate of the elections
"05.03.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Can't keep your hands to yourself? Unwanted attention is the rule rather than exception on nights out, but Grace Robinson has her ways to fight back Grace Robinson writes on unwanted attention in clubs, and gives some advice for when you're the victim.
"05.03.2017 11:30:01" varsity.co.uk Jeremy Corbyn comes to Cambridge Caitlin Smith reports on the Labour leader's visit with CULC to Chesterton as campaigning proceeds in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough mayoral election Caitlin Smith reports as the Leader of the Opposition comes to meet CULC members on the campaign trail.
"05.03.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Cambridge footballers battle their way into Cup final Another day and another victory for the CUAFC women's team, who could now add cup glory to an unbeaten league season Cambridge will be playing in the BUCS final after beating Leicester.
"05.03.2017 10:07:00" varsity.co.uk Tim Martin: 'It's nothing against Europeans, it's about democracy' Over a pint, Joel Nelson discusses Brexit, The Regal and Farage with the founder of Wetherspoons "Tim Martin, the founder, owner, and proprietor of Wetherspoons, enters the room in exactly the way you would expect: pint in hand, smiling jovially, red in the face."
"05.03.2017 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk A musical mission improv-able? Ted Mackey unsurprisingly discovers that a 'Zero Hour Musical' is not as easy as it looks How do you improvise a 60 minute musical on the spot? Good question.
"04.03.2017 18:00:54" www.varsity.co.uk Cambridge on cusp of Lacrosse Trophy glory The CULC men put their visitors to the sword and set up a final against Edinburgh on 22nd March The beat UCL with a comfortable 16-7, cruising into the final.
"04.03.2017 18:00:30" www.varsity.co.uk 'Just the T in the G&T, please': sober clubbing What is it like being the only sober one surrounded by tipsy students? Ian Wang talks about being teetotal The most daring thing Ian Wang will get from the bar is a coke.
"04.03.2017 17:00:34" www.varsity.co.uk Word Up: saved by the bell When would you find yourself in a situation from which only a bell could save you? Georgie Thorpe discusses the origins of the phrase 'saved by the bell.' People claim that the idiom stems from fear of being buried alive.
"04.03.2017 16:00:43" www.varsity.co.uk Interview: Lola Olufemi seeks role as Women's Officer Caitlin Smith talks to the former Selwyn BME Officer, who is looking to become the next Women's Officer on CUSU Olufemi is a "significant and outspoken figure in feminist and BME politics across the University".
"04.03.2017 15:29:05" The Sunday Review: 5th March 2017 Tune into The Sunday Review with Varsity at 1pm tomorrow on Cam FM for a live CUSU presidential debate, plus an interview with MP Anna Soubry.
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"04.03.2017 15:00:57" www.varsity.co.uk Mental health: it's not all 'in your head' The binary opposition drawn between mental and physical health is harming productive conversations about mental illness, argues Martha Saunders Depression affects the body as well as the mind.
"04.03.2017 14:00:36" www.varsity.co.uk Out to impress Gabrielle McGuinness ponders why clubbing in Cambridge is so claustrophobic Clubbing in Cambridge is uncomfortably image conscious.
"04.03.2017 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk Out to impress? Lydia Bunt asks whether putting on make-up and that strappy top for a night out is at odds with feminism On making an effort to look good and feminism.
"04.03.2017 13:27:26" Timeline Photos With all the CUSU sabbatical candidates announced and elections fast approaching, this weeks Sunday Review is not to be missed! Presidential hopefuls Keir Murison, Jack Drury, and Daisy Eyre will be with us in the studio pitching their ideas an going head
"04.03.2017 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk Uncontested roles draw experienced candidates While all eyes will be on the presidential vote, Merlyn Thomas looks at who's in contention for the other roles A brief introduction to all of this years' candidates.
"04.03.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Eight-week terms are doing more harm than good Humanities courses at Cambridge aim to give breadth, covering a vast range of ideas and periods, but this comes at a cost to our education and health "Cambridge prides itself on laying this extensive groundwork for students. Yet this smugness regularly goes hand in hand with a bizarre and stubborn insistence on cramming it all into just eight weeks."
"04.03.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk When physicist meets physician The interplay between modern physics, technology and medicine is producing the most exciting results yet Sofia Weiss on the influence of physics and technology on modern medicine.
"04.03.2017 10:00:00" Timeline Photos This week's cartoon, by Ben Brown.
"04.03.2017 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk Raised engagement gives CUSU opportunity to push through new Constitution and Standing Orders For reforms to pass, at least 10 per cent of the student body must vote in favour of them, a figure CUSU feared it might struggle to reach without the added impetus of Sabbatical elections Students to vote on changes to the Constitution and Standing Orders.
"03.03.2017 23:46:11" varsity.co.uk Round-up of campaign day one Campaigning off to an early start for 2017 CUSU elections The first day of CUSU campaigning has been and gone, here's what happened
"03.03.2017 19:00:00" varsity.co.uk What does the president do for you? Aoife Hogan sheds some light on the role and the recent history of the CUSU presidency The elections for positions on the CUSU committee kicks off today, and all eyes are on the presidency. But what does the CUSU president actually do?
"03.03.2017 18:00:37" varsity.co.uk The Black Cantabs Society: chronicling Cambridge's black alumni The society, which launched in 2015, has just launched a database of black alumni at Cambridge “Generations of black students have always been asking these questions, thinking 'what other black students have studied here?' We wanted to give people the answers.”
"03.03.2017 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk Student pressure kills Downing accommodation changes The College was intending to restrict third-year accommodation to a specific set of buildings, but changed course after the JCR voted to oppose the plans 96 per cent of respondents to a survey circulated amongst undergraduates reported that they disagreed with the new policy.
"03.03.2017 16:33:03" Vulture Introducing: Shakes Take a look at the drunk notes on your phone. Shakes says they might just prove you're a writer.
Read about it here: http://varsity.co.uk/culture/12379
Video by Charlie Thorpe
"03.03.2017 16:00:00" varsity.co.uk Polixy Matrix: What do the CUSU presidential candidates believe? Varsity breaks down the candidates' policies on the key issues such as the curriculum, boycotting the NSS and Cambridge's relationship with the NUS We compare the beliefs of the three candidates for CUSU President on five key policy areas.
"03.03.2017 15:00:00" varsity.co.uk CU Amnesty International holds Cage demonstration on King's Parade The demonstration was part of the group's campaign to stop torture A stall in front of the cage bore a placard calling upon Theresa May to condemn Trump's support for torture.
"03.03.2017 14:00:01" varsity.co.uk Meet the candidates: Keir Murison Caitlin Smith talks to presidential candidate Keir Murison about welfare, mental health, and the Class Lists referendum Murison's manifesto is heavily shaped by the same welfare concerns that occupied him as president of Student Minds.
"03.03.2017 13:31:37" varsity.co.uk Peter Juhasz drops out of University Councillor race The candidate exited the race before campaigning began on Friday morning Juhasz also stood for the position last year, but was defeated by incumbent Umang Khandelwal.
"03.03.2017 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk Meet the candidates: Daisy Eyre Matt Gutteridge talks to presidential candidate Daisy Eyre about constitutions, conversations, and representing Cambridge Eyre is keen to emphasise her impressive credentials, including a term as Jesus College Student Union president.
"03.03.2017 12:16:13" varsity.co.uk Meet the candidates: Jack Drury Matt Gutteridge talks to the unusual Presidential candidate who is promising to work – and document – a 45-hour week Drury is perhaps best known for spearheading the “Save the Class Lists” campaign.
"03.03.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk 'iAnimal' virtual reality offers students insight into meat industry cruelty The campaign gives students a vivid show of the lives of farmed animals The system immerses its user in the life of a pig or a chicken from birth through to the slaughterhouse.
"03.03.2017 10:30:00" varsity.co.uk University Councillor faces crowded field but most positions uncontested Graduate Union President and Ethical Officer have had no nominations Only one person is running for each sabb role, but the battle for University Councillor will be hard-fought.
"03.03.2017 09:30:00" Timeline Photos The latest issue of Varsity is out today!
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"03.03.2017 09:00:59" varsity.co.uk Race begins for CUSU presidency Campaigning in the elections began at 9am on Friday, with all eyes on the three presidential candidates Campaigning is underway to find new officers for Cambridge University Students' Union (CUSU) – three students will compete for the role of president
"02.03.2017 18:30:47" varsity.co.uk Richard Whiteley “was a member of the intelligence services” claims Ricky Tomlinson Actor alleges that 1973 documentary presented by Whiteley swayed jury in “Shrewsbury Two” case The actor has also alleged that then-prime minister Edward Heath was "involved" in the episode.
"02.03.2017 18:00:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Dinner Katie Woods left the Corpus Playroom feeling a little lukewarm following Lia Hansen's production of Dinner 3 stars Katie Woods found that Lia Johansen's production didn't quite live up to its full potential.
"02.03.2017 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Fen 'Graceful and deftly executed with a light, sepia-toned touch, Fen is certainly not a play to be missed,' writes Rose Aitchison, impressed with the overall execution of this production of myth and meta-narrativ "Fen" is a story about stories.
"02.03.2017 16:00:01" varsity.co.uk Bread and Rutter: Bridges Top marks from Violet's food critic for a quaint café that asks little in cash or calories Five Stars Violet Food Critic Emma Rutter found Bridges Cafe unapologetically simple, but with truly excellent food.
"02.03.2017 15:00:01" varsity.co.uk The Cereal Offender: A toast to toast Xanthe Fuller pays tribute to the wonders of the often forgotten breakfast staple – toast "The toaster is unequivocally communist: it places everyone at the same level.”
"02.03.2017 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk Women still lack recognition at Cambridge The second sex remains a concept in extracurricular life, observes Katherine Ridley Just a quarter of the Tab's Top 50 BNOCs identify as female or non-binary.
"02.03.2017 13:00:01" varsity.co.uk The V Card: The carvery Violet's vegan warrior Anna Hollingsworth looks out for animals if not her arteries Before you tuck into that lunchtime banana, read this...
"02.03.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk A generational thing? We all know that different generations have different attitudes to technology, says Finley Kidd, but who's right? "Social media has unequivocally been a part of my life for my entire adolescence"
"02.03.2017 11:30:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Jet Lag and Disappointment 'A well-produced, polished, and decidedly slick production,' writes Holly Mackinlay on Declan Amphlett's faultless debut evening of stand-up 5 stars Holly Mackinlay can't praise the "immediately likeable" Amphlett enough.
"02.03.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Stina Sanders: 'Social media should reflect life, which is a constant up and down cycle' Anna Hollingsworth talks to the model, blogger and app creator about what happens when you go unfiltered on social media Your fanciful Instagram feed could be doing more harm than good.
"02.03.2017 10:30:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Cabaret 'A must-see for this year' and 'blisteringly entrertaining' writes Olivia GIllman, impressed with this immersive re-imagining of Kander and Ebb's Cabaret 4 stars What good is it in sitting alone in your room?
"02.03.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Agony Aunt: Loving from a distance Many deem long-distance relationships and university a match made in hell, but not our Agony Aunt There's usually an unspoken expectation that long distance relationships at University will come to an untimely end.
"02.03.2017 09:05:00" varsity.co.uk Why healthy eating is a class issue A balanced diet is a privilege few can afford, argues Violet food columnist Jess Lock Eating in line with your own convictions is important, but often is also a privilege that only certain people can subscribe to.
"01.03.2017 19:00:02" varsity.co.uk Six Nations 2017: Scotland end Welsh hopes as England are given a fright by Italy Ben Cisneros with all of the best of the action from a pivotal weekend of Six Nations rugby Missed out on watching the action live last weekend? Catch up here.
"01.03.2017 18:00:01" varsity.co.uk Women's lacrosse Blues seal most dramatic of Varsity wins An extra time golden goal sealed the deal for CUWLC in front of a home crowd Cruising off the back of their last victory, the Women's Lacrosse Blues dominated the field.
"01.03.2017 17:00:02" varsity.co.uk Brilliant netball Blues claim Varsity crown CULNC put last year's defeat behind them with a 47–41 victory at home to Oxford After an agonising 37–34 loss last year, CULNC claimed an impressive victory.
"01.03.2017 16:30:00" varsity.co.uk Cambridge's men don't engage with mental health, so we must engage them Keir Murison talks about the disparity in how we treat male and female mental health issues, and the dangers of sexist tropes Keir Murison has realized that the proportion of men actively engaging in mental health dialogues is far smaller than that of their female counterparts.
"01.03.2017 16:00:01" varsity.co.uk Rogue Sport of The Week: Croquet with James Brind Paul Hyland discovers the serious side of a game most of us only ever play during May Week Apparently it doesn't always involve Pimm's.
"01.03.2017 15:00:01" varsity.co.uk Is 13 minutes long enough? Joanna Ward examines the insidious impact of the long song At what point do long songs become deliberate and uncomfortable?
"01.03.2017 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk Big Mouth: Anyone can do what I do Violet columnist Kate Collins puts pen to paper on why the possibilities of writing are endless Kate Collins writes about writing, and encourages you to try it.
"01.03.2017 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk Men's basketball Blues clinch stunning overtime victory A last-gasp three-pointer and a frantic period of overtime saw Cambridge come out on top in a stunning Varsity encounter It was victory for the men's basketball Blues in a stunning overtime victory! Unfortunately the women's match, which also went into overtime, didn't result in a victory for Cambridge. Read all about them by clicking on the links below.
"01.03.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Cambridge Pythons reach play-offs with victory over Royal Holloway Bears A thumping 20–0 victory for the Cambridge Pythons sees them into the Division One National Championship Another victory for Cambridge sport!
"01.03.2017 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk Going “down the rabbit hole” into the Cabaret club Elizabeth Howcroft uncovers the hidden secrets of Cabaret, buried beneath layers of anti-fascism, Brecht and glitter. Lots of glitter. Elizabeth Howcroft is immersed in the world of Cabaret and its secret venue.
"28.02.2017 18:00:04" varsity.co.uk Ever wondered why we laugh? Ciara McCarthy looks at the evolutionary benefit to laughter Laughter makes us feel safer, helps us to feel part of a group and eases tension when talking to strangers.
"28.02.2017 17:00:02" varsity.co.uk 'Post-truth' poetry in Suddenly Last Summer The team behind the Week 6 Corpus late show tell Ian Wang that the trauma of Tennessee Williams' poetic drama still rings true today The play will use projections, colour, and costume to create a heavily symbolic setting.
"28.02.2017 16:00:00" varsity.co.uk Preview: The Rake's Progress Ted Mackey talks to director William Ashford about Stravinksy's opera and setting the Hogarth-inspired work in the 1980s Ted Mackey speaks with Will Ashford, the performance's director, on accessibility in opera.
"28.02.2017 15:00:04" varsity.co.uk Review: The Tempest 'Brilliantly directed with meticulous attention to detail,' writes Genevieve Cox, who found CAD's re-imagining of Shakespeare's classic a dreamy and ethereal sensory experience 4 stars Genevieve Cox gives this intense and immersive production four stars.
"28.02.2017 13:30:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Laugh, Why Don't You 'Weird, group-minded and stitch-inducingly funny,' writes Alice Hughes who was thoroughly entertained by the equality of performance in this sketch show 4.5 stars The show's "greatest strength was the parity of both talent and participation between its five comedians"
"28.02.2017 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk Responses to Feminism: Women and Art Freya Pratty meets with members of the Churchill Femsoc to preview their upcoming exhibition of feminist art. "I'm sure this exhibition will invite a diverse, valuable and important discourse around feminism, as well as challenging the normalisation of visual images that marginalise and objectify women."
"28.02.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk David Aaronovitch: 'The one thing that is entirely new is utter discombobulation' Felix Peckham comes out relatively unscathed after facing the full force of The Times' renownedly combative columnist, in the back of a taxi Felix Peckham talks to The Times' columnist David Aaronovitch – in the back of a taxi!
"28.02.2017 11:30:00" varsity.co.uk Storytellers of the “strange earth”: an afternoon with Fen Peter Chappell talks to the team behind one of the 'riskiest' shows this term Peter Chappell talks to the team between this week's production of Fen, a devised play about the Cambridgeshire fens.
"28.02.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Salome Zi Ran Shen praises the beautiful presentation of this eccentric interpretation of Wilde's Salome, but ultimately feels it had much more to give 3 stars Zi Ran Shen laments that this powerful interpretation managed to fall short.
"28.02.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Lord Wood of Anfield: 'The House of Lords is imperfect, but it does have a lot of expertise' Felix Peckham talks pay ratios, patronage and President Trump with Labour's former Shadow Minister without Portfolio and current Chair of the UN Association UK Felix Peckham talks to Lord Wood of Anfield, former advisor to Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband, and Labour life peer in the House of Lords.
"28.02.2017 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Macbeth 'Saskia Ross's directorial debut is incredibly slick and professional,' writes Sneha Lala. A striking performance that brings Shakespeare to a modern and multicultural Britain 4.5 stars "If you want a night where you are both entertained and moved, then this is the perfect production. Brace yourself for hidden gems of talent, deserving of notoriety in the Cambridge theatre scene."
"27.02.2017 19:00:01" varsity.co.uk Review: Ryan Adams – Prisoner George Cochrane finds the singer's latest album let down by poor production 3.5 stars Production problems overshadow Ryan Adams' much anticipated new release.
"27.02.2017 18:36:56" varsity.co.uk Report finds Cambridge is fourth-least affordable city in the UK The report by the Lloyds Banking Group found that only Oxford, Greater London, and Winchester are less affordable places to live House prices in the city have risen by 52 per cent in the last five years.
"27.02.2017 18:00:02" varsity.co.uk Exclusive: Magdalene announce DJ headliner for May Ball The traditional night of glamour will take an unexpected turn with a world-famous performer Magdalene revellers can expect to see out the Summer Solstice in style, dancing to the tune of the Northern Irish musician and actor, best known as Hodor in 'Game of Thrones'.
"27.02.2017 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk A new modern era of golf can't come soon enough An archaic format, outdated gender restrictions, entertainment value: all reasons for the sport of golf to move with the times, writes Andrew Derrett Golf has always seemed to be one of a handful of sports that are resistant to change- Andrew Derrett says it's time that golf had an image overhaul.
"27.02.2017 16:00:04" varsity.co.uk Stop labelling Trump mentally ill Calling Trump ill only stigmatises mental illness Psychiatrist John Gartner has called out Trump as “dangerously mentally ill and temperamentally incapable of being president”
"27.02.2017 15:00:04" varsity.co.uk How the French Left could claim the presidency François Hollande's presidency has deeply divided the Left; can the Socialist Party rise from the dead and win the presidency once again? Hollande's presidency seems to have irremediably divided the Left.
"27.02.2017 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk To follow or to unfollow? We need to rethink our relationship with social media, says Gabrielle McGuinness There is a frustrating trend for so-called authority figures to constantly criticise millennials for their reliance on technology.
"27.02.2017 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk Camille O'Sullivan: 'The things you want to do sometimes are the things you fear the most' Ahead of her performance at the Cambridge Junction in March, the Irish artist, whose performances combine song, the theatrical and visual art, speaks to Anna Jennings Camille O'Sullivan chats to Anna Jennings ahead of her performance at the Cambridge Junction next month.
"27.02.2017 12:30:00" varsity.co.uk The Long Review: Fifty Shades Darker and Crapper Cordelia Lam goes to town and back again on this known displeasure! 2 stars Cordelia Lam was not impressed by this "unsexy" sequel.
"27.02.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk We need to talk about the culture behind Coyne's money-burning Are gown-wearing and money-burning as related as recent news reports seem to suggest? Absolutely, argues Louis Norris Louis Norris explores whether there is a relationship between money-burning and gown-wearing, and whether we need to rethink what we consider public displays of wealth and privilege.
"27.02.2017 11:30:00" varsity.co.uk Preview: Berakah meets Berakah // بركة يقابل بركة Aimee Lister takes a visit to the Ahbab Festival to preview this dark comedy Aimee Lister found the film surprisingly humorous, yet brimming with darker allusions of censorship, repressive politics, and generational tension.
"27.02.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Rag'n'Bone Man – Human Sarah Taylor reviews Rory Graham's showstopping debut 4 stars Sarah Taylor says Rory Graham deserves more recognition and explains why.
"27.02.2017 10:30:01" varsity.co.uk Apply now to be Varsity's next Editor The deadline is 5pm, Monday 27th February The deadline to apply to edit Varsity next term is 5pm today- don't forget to send your application in!
"27.02.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk What's next for e-learning? Are we moving towards a video-learning age? And what does Cambridge have to do with that? As online video becomes ever more popular, does it have the potential to replace face-to-face teaching?
"27.02.2017 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk To the left, to the left In her sixth column, Mimi Robson reflects on using dating apps as an LGBT+ student Mimi Robson explores the setbacks and advantages of using dating apps as an LGBT+ student.
"26.02.2017 19:00:01" varsity.co.uk Review: Making Waves at the Fitzwilliam Museum Emma Slater reviews a new exhibition of seascapes in watercolour and drawings 3 stars The exhibition is "easy to miss and doesn't claim the most exhilarating of subjects".
"26.02.2017 18:00:02" varsity.co.uk Word Up: kicking the bucket What is this bucket and why might we kick it? Georgie Thorpe explores the origins of the phrase How did the humble bucket acquire such macabre connotations?
"26.02.2017 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk Tony Blair is the voice of reason on Brexit Felix Peckham worries that we're ignoring the former Prime Minister for all the wrong reasons "Blair is simultaneously one of the most universally vilified figures in British politics, and maybe the only public figure speaking any sense over Brexit."
"26.02.2017 16:15:01" varsity.co.uk Responses to Feminism: Women and Art Freya Pratty meets with members of the Churchill Femsoc to preview their upcoming exhibition of feminist art. 'Responses to Feminism: Women in Art' aims to provoke discussions around feminism, whilst also creating a 'space on the walls' for those less represented within the university's existing art collections.
"26.02.2017 16:00:00" varsity.co.uk Cambridge to hold drone symposium In the coming week, the Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange will partner with Flock to host a conference on the future of drones and drone policy Drones represent a new and exciting technology, but the boom in their growth has left policymakers in the dust.
"26.02.2017 15:30:00" varsity.co.uk Unknown Displeasures: Stalked by my Doctor It is with great disappointment that the Film and TV editor finds out that Keir Baker loved this unknown, well, pleasure... Sometimes simple can be beautiful.
"26.02.2017 15:00:02" varsity.co.uk Losing ctrl? Some things cannot be deleted Sofia Weiss contemplates the digital footprints we leave behind in the age of social media We all have heard the admonition that the 'internet is forever'
"26.02.2017 14:30:00" varsity.co.uk On student writing: “I think it's really important to take risks” Student playwright Isla Cowan discusses her upcoming production, Come Back to Bed: a physical theatre exploration of casual sex ... influenced by the English Tripos' Tragedy paper? The play is an exercise in 'intense realism'- it's raw and gritty and non-romantic.
"26.02.2017 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk Cambridge Powerlifting Club raise the bar against Oxford The Light Blues scored over 100 points more than their fierce rivals to bring home the Varsity title, writes Devarshi Lodhia It's their 5th consecutive win.
"26.02.2017 13:30:00" varsity.co.uk I took on the father of English theatre for my mother Georgia Humphrey discusses putting Shakespeare in space – and probably inciting lesbianism – after the death of her stage-loving mother “My mum always complained that she hated The Tempest because Miranda was 'such a drip'"
"26.02.2017 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk Netball league champions aim to avenge Varsity defeat With nine league wins out of nine, the Cambridge University Ladies' Netball Club look on top form heading into this weekend's Varsity grudge match The Varsity match took place yesterday.
"26.02.2017 12:30:00" varsity.co.uk Cambridge Shorts Festival Esme O'Keefe takes a trip to the Cambridge Shorts Festival. This is what she thought... It's no secret that Cambridge is a hotbed of theatrical promise- but Esme O'Keefe was impressed with the refreshing scope of film-making talent on show at Cambridge Shorts.
"26.02.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Discovering Primavera Elizabeth Howcroft explores Primavera – a world-leading contemporary arts and craft gallery If you've never noticed this gallery on King's Parade, now might be the time for a visit.
"26.02.2017 11:30:00" Timeline Photos Don't forget to catch us on Cam FM at 1PM today! This week Josh Jackson and Felix Peckham will be with us in the studio discussing Labour politics. We will also hear from the eccentric, Brexit supporting Tim Martin, owner of Wetherspoons- he'll be talking
"26.02.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Breaking free from Facebook Tired of the meme epidemic? Spending too much time scrolling down your newsfeed? Molly Biddell gave it all up Molly Biddell gave up Facebook and lived to tell the tale.
"26.02.2017 10:30:02" varsity.co.uk University accepted over £6 million from wanted Ukrainian oligarch Firtash began donating to the University in 2010 Dmitry Firtash is wanted on criminal charges in Spain and the USA.
"26.02.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk TV Round-Up: Santa Clarita Diet Varsity's Editor takes time out to visit Vulture and feasts on Netflix's zombie comedy "It is basically Desperate Housewives if the housewives also sometimes murdered people and ate them. It's great fun."
"25.02.2017 19:00:00" varsity.co.uk Basketball Blues' trophy hopes dashed by Glasgow It was so near but so far for Cambridge as they were edged out 56-50 in their BUCS Trophy quarter-final The Glaswegians' ability to retain their composure and intensity at key moments in the game ultimately handed them a 50–56 victory.
"25.02.2017 18:30:01" Timeline Photos There's still time to apply to be Varsity's next editor!
"25.02.2017 18:00:02" varsity.co.uk Review: Three Stages of 'Moonlight' Richard Assheton basks in a film of grace and beauty, reflecting back at us the struggle to become ourselves...5 stars Richard Assheton gives the Best Picture Nominee five stars.
"25.02.2017 17:00:01" varsity.co.uk Living in analogue oblivion Priyasha Vadera shares her experience of, literally, switching off Social media is as much a responsibility as it is a recreation.
"25.02.2017 16:30:00" varsity.co.uk Review: The Importance of Being Earnest 'An incredibly enjoyable treat,' writes Anna Shmatenko, impressed with this witty production of Wilde's much loved comedy 4 stars Downing College's Howard Theatre has successfully hosted yet another Victorian classic.
"25.02.2017 16:00:02" varsity.co.uk News in Brief: Lent Week 6 An aerial solution to bird droppings, an exuberant table football team, pricey books and an honoured Fellow Think you might have missed out on one of the big headlines this week? Catch up here.
"25.02.2017 15:03:00" varsity.co.uk Is oversharing caring? Making the personal public Finty Hunter explains how writing an online article about dealing with her father's death has changed her interactions with people in real life Finty Hunter explores how revealing our inner lives to strangers can be cathartic and therapeutic.
"25.02.2017 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk Jews have always been the scapegoat of history Whether that be the financial crash, the Black Death or the world wars, anti-Semites have found ways to blame the Jews, argues Miikka Jaarte Miikka Jaarte on the history of Jewish scapegoating.
"25.02.2017 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk John Domokos: 'Journalists, advocates and activists all have to do their jobs' Through what lens do we view the refugee crisis? The Guardian's top video journalist relives trying to capture people's stories in Calais with Anna Fitzpatrick The Guardian's top video journalist speaks about his work in light of recent events.
"25.02.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk First undergraduate-centered conference to be held over Easter An undergraduate interdisciplinary Science, Technology, and Engineering conference here in Cambridge Rebecca Richmond-Smith introduces IN[SCI]TE.
"25.02.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Calling yourself a 'liberal' isn't enough The term 'liberal' allows people to ignore the nuances of other people's oppression, argues Yukiko Lui A label isn't enough, says Yukiko Lui.
"25.02.2017 10:00:00" Timeline Photos Ben Brown's latest cartoon.
"24.02.2017 18:00:04" varsity.co.uk 'Ridiculous' Corpus Christi guest policy arouses anger Students have complained that they feel over scrutinised by the current policy The college's guest policy has come under fire amid allegations of bedders informing on students and relationships having to be publicly declared.
"24.02.2017 17:00:04" varsity.co.uk 'Locate, assess and assist': Save the Children Society hosts the Refugee Utility Project Scott Mehan and Emma Tveit from the Project discussed the hardships faced by refugees fleeing Syria into Jordan Mehan stressed the difficulty of determining exactly what's going on, with around 80 per cent of refugees living outside of officially recognised camps.
"24.02.2017 16:00:01" varsity.co.uk Academic claims University alumni magazine censored material on Kashmir Dr Priyamvada Gopal claims that remarks about honouring the 'democratic aspirations of the people of Kashmir' were removed from the submission, which was ultimately spiked by the editors “They are reluctant to even potentially upset anyone with money and power in the Indian context,” said Dr Gopal.
"24.02.2017 15:32:04" varsity.co.uk English Professor in court over indecent images of children Professor Simon Jarvis entered no pleas to the twelve allegations against him He has been suspended from the University, pending an internal investigation.
"24.02.2017 15:30:00" Round-up of the week: Week 6 Here are the headlines from this week in Cambridge. Get the full story at varsity.co.uk/news.
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"24.02.2017 15:00:14" varsity.co.uk Human chain formed on King's Parade in solidarity with migrants The event was linked with 'One Day Without Us', a national event to draw attention to the contribution of migrants to society The organiser told Varsity she has “lots of friends who have been victims of hate crime” and it is “important to make a stand against it”.
"24.02.2017 13:00:03" varsity.co.uk Palestinian Society builds wall on Sidgwick Site in protest against Israel The demonstration kicked off Israeli Apartheid Week, a series of lectures and other events directed at Israeli policy in the West Bank and Gaza The wall was a replica of the barrier built to separate Israel from the Palestinian territory of the West Bank.
"24.02.2017 12:00:02" varsity.co.uk Students stand in solidarity to push University Council to divest Cambridge Zero Carbon Society held an emergency divestment protest outside Senate House on Monday morning, urging the University Council to respect Regent House divestment Grace “If Cambridge University starts to lead the way, others will follow.”
"24.02.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Cavendish Laboratory set for redevelopment Building 'Cavendish III' is set to cost over £300 million It is hoped that the new building will be successful in “offering unrivalled facilities for the benefit and advance of research in Cambridge and in the UK.”
"24.02.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Vice-Chancellor in top five for spending on flights and hotels among HE institution heads Borysiewicz spent four times the average on flights Only Warwick's Vice-Chancellor spent more on flights than Borysiewicz in 2015/16.
"24.02.2017 09:00:04" varsity.co.uk Doris takes Cambridge by storm Windows were smashed at several colleges in high winds Rowing was completely stopped on the River Cam for the first time since February 2014.
"24.02.2017 09:00:02" Timeline Photos The latest issue of Varsity is out today!
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"23.02.2017 18:30:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Dirty Hands: A Brexistential Crisis Theo Lillington and Anna Shmatenko are impressed by the potential of this politically existential piece, but find that it ultimately overreaches 3.5 stars Mixed criticism for Leo Benedict's Dirty Hands: A Brexistential Crisis.
"23.02.2017 18:00:00" varsity.co.uk The V Card: Treat yourself vegan Violet's newly vegan warrior Anna Hollingsworth tackles the haters with her modified treats Being vegan doesn't mean giving up all your favourite treats.
"23.02.2017 17:30:00" varsity.co.uk Dishing the dirt on clean eating Violet food writer Jess Lock provides yet more proof of why everything works in moderation Jess Lock explores the growing clean eating trend.
"23.02.2017 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Footlights Spring Revue 2017: Behind Closed Doors 'Gut-wrenchingly funny,' writes Kritarth Jha, who found the Footlights Spring Revue to be the perfect antidote to the Week 5 blues 4.5 stars The perfect antidote to week five blues - if you can get your hands on a ticket!
"23.02.2017 16:30:01" varsity.co.uk Vaulting Ambition: Power, Politics and Macbeth Sian Bradshaw chats to Saskia Ross, director of Macbeth, about the enduring political relevance of Shakespeare's classic and how staging this production makes a statement that BME actors can occupy traditional "It is still not the norm for people of colour to be featured in classical productions at large, let alone in Cambridge."
"23.02.2017 15:30:01" varsity.co.uk A catwalk through time Jessica Phillips explores the development of the fashion show as spectacle and considers how it is likely to develop in future, faced with the increasing influence of social media and an aseasonal fashion cycle In fashion, everyone talks of the 'moment'- and yet clothes are paraded out six months in advance of going on sale.
"23.02.2017 15:00:14" varsity.co.uk A Tale of Two Countries Nicholas Mavreas compares the way in which social media has shaped protest in Syria and Cyprus Political participation- and protest- has changed radically since the advent of social media.
"23.02.2017 14:30:52" varsity.co.uk Review: Getting 'Prevenge' If you don't go and see this film, William Morgan will have to kill you 5 stars Cambridge alumna Alice Lowe, who takes a turn as writer, director and lead-actor in the film, is steadily establishing herself as "one of the more interesting talents in the film and television industry."
"23.02.2017 14:22:48" Timeline Photos This week, the Vulture Show does art! In the studio we're discussing student art with two members of the team behind "Responses to Feminism", an exhibition opening at Churchill College. Plus, we meet Robert Devereux, whose collection forms the Heong
"23.02.2017 14:00:01" varsity.co.uk VisCourse: The Bond Complex Josh Kimblin considers the cult of James Bond and wonders what continues to draw audiences, half a century after 007's debut In an age of sequels and remakes, Bond remains the original cinematic franchise.
"23.02.2017 14:00:01" Vulture Introducing: Nadia Lesniarek This week, Nadia Lesniarek tells Vulture about her life as an artist and a student.
Video by Charlie Thorpe
"23.02.2017 13:30:36" varsity.co.uk Thread Flair: Winning big with trophy trousers Fashion columnist Ellie Mullett outlines the latest in extravagant trouser trends Trophy trousers couldn't be farther from your standard black skinny jean.
"23.02.2017 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk Insta-life: flaunting what you lack Is Instagram a reflection of our lifestyle, or an airbrushed edit? Ellen Garry explores the pernicious side to social media Are you an Insta-lover or Insta-sceptic?
"23.02.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Meet some real '20th Century Women' A vivid exploration of coming of age in the late 70s: second wave feminism, punk et al. 3.5 stars Obsessed with the 70s? This might be the film for you.
"23.02.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Anything Goes Thomas O'Connor boards the SS American and finds it a fun and light-hearted affair 3.5 stars Despite challenges posed to the company by the venue, Thomas O'Connor is impressed with their performance.
"23.02.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Confessions of a self-professed minimalist Minimalism isn't the way to happiness it claims to be, says Eduardo Baptista Minimalism isn't as new and hip as you might think.
"23.02.2017 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk The Cereal Offender: Yay-stry or Nay-stry? Let's chat about pastry Xanthe Fuller digs into la pâtisserie To pain-au-chocolat or to not pain-au-chocolat?
"23.02.2017 02:48:10" varsity.co.uk Three fire engines on St Andrew's Street A fire appeared to have struck Clarins Skin Spa opposite Emmanuel College Eyewitnesses reported seeing smoke in Clarins Skin Spa from 0.30am.
"22.02.2017 22:30:00" varsity.co.uk How I learned to love my pubes (and how it's none of your business) Violet sex columnist Bea Hannay-Young discusses an issue close to her heart – and her genitals Bea Hannay-Young has ditched the razors for good.
"22.02.2017 19:00:00" varsity.co.uk Monchi: 'This business isn't about selling players, it's getting results.' The Sevilla FC sporting director has helped his team to nine major trophies in 16 years. Paul Hyland talks to him about an odds-defying career. As champions Leicester take on Sevilla this evening, here's what happened when we sat down with Monchi, the man who turned the Andalusians into a European juggernaut.
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"22.02.2017 16:00:01" varsity.co.uk Rogue Sport of The Week: Chess with Kane Toh Paul Hyland checks out out the world of Cambridge chess with pawn star Kane Toh Kane Toh introduces us to a sport better known for intellectual rather than physical endurance- chess.
"22.02.2017 15:00:02" varsity.co.uk Ex-CURUFC captain and Aussie lock Dan Vickerman dies The former Light Blues rugby captain has died at 37 The former light blue went on to play 63 Tests for Australia in the course of his successful career.
"22.02.2017 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk Construction set to begin on Cambridge ice rink Building work is set to start on the Newmarket Road site this April Cambridge should have its own rink by early 2018.
"22.02.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Charlotte Rose: 'Through the years of doing sex work, I have become independent and confident' A squirming Felix Peckham talks male sex workers, market principles and the Monster Raving Loony Party with the multi-award winning sex worker and sexual freedom activist Charlotte Rose chats about her career, porn and feminism.
"22.02.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk It's time to introduce a Six Nations relegation play-off The emergence of countries like Georgia as contenders in world rugby threatens to shake up the sport's traditions, writes Ben Cisneros Ben Cisneros on why change is needed, and why it isn't happening.
"21.02.2017 19:00:00" varsity.co.uk Stop glamourizing mental illness – it's not glamourous Glamourizing mental illness perpetuates false stereotypes and can lead to harmful behaviours, writes Emma Simkin The link between creativity and mental illness has been around for a long time.
"21.02.2017 18:30:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Laughing my bricks off at the 'The Lego Batman Movie' Ankur Desai spends an hour and half in the dark of Gotham with a smile as bright as a sun made of lego... 4 stars Everything was awesome.
"21.02.2017 18:23:26" varsity.co.uk Cambridge Defend Education claims responsibility for broken lecture theatre window The campaign group apologised for the damage and upset caused by the accident Members of CDE were attempting to hang a banner between two buildings when their throw fell short, striking the window.
"21.02.2017 18:00:04" varsity.co.uk Live Review: Menace Beach Setting late 90s grunge against sugary pop, the Leeds band stun the crowd at the Portland Arms 4.5 stars Three guitarists means noise!
"21.02.2017 17:45:01" varsity.co.uk You can't blame Corbyn for Labour's woes Labour has deep-rooted problems his critics have failed to solve “The change Labour needs to undergo runs deeper than its leader”, writes Guy Birch.
"21.02.2017 17:30:05" varsity.co.uk Backstage at CUCFS When Flora Walsh was called in last minute to act as makeup artist for CUCFS 2017, she saw the hidden side of putting on a fashion show, where glamour and beauty is not so abundant It takes a lot of work to look effortless.
"21.02.2017 17:00:02" Vulture talks to Cambridge Shorts Vulture sits down with the student film-makers behind tonight's Cambridge Shorts event.
Read more here: https://www.varsity.co.uk/culture/12263
Video by Charlie Thorpe
"21.02.2017 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk University NSS administrators accuse CUSU of 'misinformation' over boycott Student unions nationwide are encouraging students to boycott the National Student Survey in the hope of stymieing tuition fee increases An internal email suggests that boycotting the NSS will not prevent fee increases next year.
"21.02.2017 16:30:00" varsity.co.uk General Elazar Stern MK: 'While Israel may have some problems, we have many more reasons to be proud' Keir Baker dives into the world of Israeli politics with the former Major General of the IDF and current Member of the Knesset for centrist party Yesh Atid Despite a visit beset with complications, Stern seemed "unwaveringly confident" during the interview.
"21.02.2017 16:00:03" varsity.co.uk Snapbridge: Which college wears it best? Intrepid Violet reporter Grace Robinson uncovers the best Snapchat filter in Cambridge Did your college make the cut?
"21.02.2017 15:00:04" varsity.co.uk Passionate about compassion Felix Peckham talks about why a friendly smile is sometimes the best way to help someone feeling down We ought to ignore the petty politics of social climbing and focus out energy into practicing sincere kindness.
"21.02.2017 14:30:00" varsity.co.uk Concert review: Mahler's Symphony No.4 Thea Sands reviews a concert full of contrasts, and wonders how the classical concert can become more diverse 4 stars Thea Sands gives the diverse and intimate recital, performed in the impressive Jesus Chapel, four stars.
"21.02.2017 14:00:05" varsity.co.uk Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow: we must keep creating BME space in student theatre In the second of her articles looking at race in Cambridge theatre, Naomi Obeng explains how the short collective memory of students erases the all too infrequent moments for students of colour in the spotlight “It's absolutely unforgivable that BME actors who have enthusiasm and talent, are discouraged from even auditioning because race feels like an obstacle”
"21.02.2017 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk The Labour Party is doomed unless Corbyn resigns Jeremy Corbyn's poor leadership style and inability to captivate an audience mean that the only solution is new leadership "I crave a Bernie Sanders, an Elizabeth Warren or a Justin Trudeau – someone who can command a podium or a doorstep and speak from their heart."
"21.02.2017 12:30:00" varsity.co.uk Fifty shades of sarcasm In this fascinating piece, Charlie Stone explores the nuances of tone and sarcasm in the English language I beg your pardon.
"21.02.2017 12:15:29" varsity.co.uk Vulture talks to Cambridge Shorts The student film showcase is on at the ADC tonight Ahead of tonight's showcase screening, Film and Television Editor Pany Heliotis sits down with the team behind Cambridge Shorts to discuss what audiences can expect.
"21.02.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Levison Wood: 'It's not just adventure for adventure's sake' Keir Baker chats travelling, TripAdvisor and the Taliban with the explorer, documentary-maker and best-selling author ahead of his appearance at the Cambridge Corn Exchange later this month Levison Wood chats backpacking, politics and the army ahead of his one-man show coming soon to the Cambridge Junction.
"21.02.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk The panic attack that took me to hospital Laura Day opens up about a panic attack that felt like a heart attack, and learning to not ignore anxiety "I realised that my mental health had finally waged war on my physical health – and it was winning."
"21.02.2017 10:30:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Speakeasy 'A melodious harmony of words, images, assonance, alliteration and rhyming patterns interweave,' writes Genevieve Cox, who is impressed with the variety and emotional breadth of Speakeasy4.5 stars Imaginative poetry and emotionally charged performances earned Speakeasy four and a half stars.
"21.02.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Divestment is a mirage – here's what we can do instead Divesting is illusory, Cambridge should use the money to invest in reducing the cost of renewables, argues Nicolas Mavreas Nicholas Mavreas argues that maybe divestment isn't the answer.
"21.02.2017 09:00:01" Timeline Photos Win with Varsity!
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"20.02.2017 19:53:54" varsity.co.uk CUSU calls referendums on new Constitution and Standing Orders Students will be asked to go to the polls for the fourth and fifth referendums in just over a year, which are set to coincide with the vote for sabbatical officers Students will be asked to vote on the fifth referendum in just over a year, as Cambridge University Students' Union (CUSU) updates its internal rules.
"20.02.2017 19:48:33" varsity.co.uk CUSU Council postpones NUS affiliation vote amid fee increase The debate has been postponed at least until after the NUS conference in late April The affiliation debate will be postponed at least until after the NUS conference in late April to prevent a "snap decision", following a more than twentyfold increase in NUS affiliation fees
"20.02.2017 19:00:00" varsity.co.uk Bayern humiliation should call time on Wenger's Arsenal career Paul Hyland argues that Arsenal's latest European capitulation shows that Arsène Wenger is no longer the man for the job Wenger has been under performing- and so have his team.
"20.02.2017 18:00:01" varsity.co.uk Betsy DeVos: America's new plutocrat Money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a position in Trump's cabinet Betsy DeVos is possibly the only person less qualified for their role than Trump himself.
"20.02.2017 17:00:05" varsity.co.uk Hello, Nightline. Would you like to talk? Three anonymous students talk about their experiences of volunteering at Nightline: the trials and tribulations, and why they do it A problem shared is a problem halved.
"20.02.2017 16:00:03" varsity.co.uk Is it ethical to want to live forever? We live in a culture which is obsessed with trying to live longer, but what would an end to aging actually entail? Felicity Hall reminds us that in an unequal world with depleting resources, living forever might be a selfish desire.
"20.02.2017 15:00:04" varsity.co.uk Where's the contemporary art we deserve? We need to support artist more, especially in this time of troubles Grayson Perry may have given up- but we remain optimistic that modern art can become a vocal and prolific platform in times of political unease.
"20.02.2017 14:00:02" varsity.co.uk Agony Aunt: Not so funny What to do when you're tired of being the butt of every joke? “Friends who are unsympathetic to your emotional pain aren't friends worth having”
"20.02.2017 13:30:05" varsity.co.uk Symbol resembling National Front logo found in History Faculty toilet The conjoined 'N' and 'F' is the logo adopted by the notorious far-right party It comes in the wake of prominent anti-Semitic incidents around the city.
"20.02.2017 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk VisCourse: Film and the meaning of 'Metropolis' Lydia Sabatini examines how the city landscape has evolved into its own signifier in cinematic literature... Lydia Sabatini explains just how extensive the influence of film is.
"20.02.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk 200 days of rain: living with SAD Seasonal Affective Disorder isn't something that just exists in teen-flicks - it can affect us here in Cambridge too, says Alex Ridley "And through it all, I will be eternally grateful that Cambridge exams are in May and not February"
Alex Ridley explains how there can be a relationship between the weather and mental health.
"20.02.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk How Kanye changed mental health discussion The rap icon doesn't get the credit he deserves, says Toby Pleming Toby Pleming explains Kanye West's contribution to mental health awareness, and why it is so important.
"20.02.2017 10:30:00" varsity.co.uk Academics warn of rise in anti-Semitic incidents at universities The Union of Jewish Students has also condemned the spate of incidents on UK campuses Ruth Deech, the former Principal of St Anne's College, Oxford, called such incidents the "canary in the coalmine".
"20.02.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Larry Elliott: 'Economics is not a hard science, it's really more like a form of medieval witchcraft' Does anyone really know what's going on? Anna Fitzpatrick chats with The Guardian's Economics Editor about Brexit, Trump and why 'experts' didn't see it coming. The Guardian's Economics Editor talks Brexit, Trump and the future.
"20.02.2017 09:06:05" varsity.co.uk Review: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead Teodor Nicula-Golovei gets existential with Tom Stoppard's absurdist tragicomedy and finds it 'full of dazzling wit' 4 stars "The strong delivery of this seriously abstract play of dazzling wit was a pleasing sight on the Cambridge scene and one which I definitely recommend seeing."
"19.02.2017 19:00:00" varsity.co.uk Feeling sick? Physical health isn't the only explanation Miriam Joy shares her personal experiences of the complex overlap between mental and physical health Disruptions in your mental health often manifest in little-discussed physical symptoms.
"19.02.2017 18:00:04" varsity.co.uk There are bigger issues than whether or not Jews are 'white'. Anti-Semitic flyers for one After the recent spate of anti-Semitic incidents in Cambridge, columnist Miikka Jaarte looks at what 'whiteness' means for the Jewish community “Holocaust denial and swastikas aren't sticks and stones, but they're not too far off”
"19.02.2017 17:02:00" varsity.co.uk Joe Root's appointment ushers in a new era of optimism for England Andrew Derrett explains how England look set to go from strength to strength under their new skipper One cricketing legend makes way for another.
"19.02.2017 16:00:10" varsity.co.uk The highs and lows of CUCFS 2017 Despite several hiccoughs along the way, the University Charity Fashion Show proved to be a spectacular celebration of diverse beauty, writes Ellie Mullet "The 'unlimited' alcohol might have run dry, and the headline act was cut short, but the fashion was very much in full flow."
Ellie Mullet catches us up with the most stylish event of the Cambridge calendar.
"19.02.2017 15:00:02" varsity.co.uk Dr Nicola Byrom: 'We all have mental health and we all need to look after it' Anna Fitzpatrick pays homage to the mission statement of Student Minds – 'one conversation at a time, we will transform the state of student mental health' – by speaking to its founder The founder of Student Minds continues to tirelessly promote the need for mental health dialogues among young people.
"19.02.2017 14:30:00" varsity.co.uk Fickle and changeable? An afternoon with Laura Marling Ben Haigh was at Goldsmiths University for the singer-songwriter's student conference Ben Haigh attended indie darling Laura Marling's student-only press conference.
"19.02.2017 14:00:05" varsity.co.uk Word Up: feeling blue In this week's etymology column, Georgie Thorpe considers why we might be feeling blue To be blue has been in use as early as 1785, when it appeared in "A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue."
"19.02.2017 13:30:00" varsity.co.uk I'm a special snowflake. So what? The openness to different kinds of identity should not be derided, but celebrated, argues Yukiko Lui "At the heart of the scepticism about 'special snowflakes' is a stubborn refusal to acknowledge the plurality of human experience"
"19.02.2017 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk A Week Five thank-you note to Cambridge theatre Weekly reviewer, Genevieve Cox, discusses how theatre has let her escape that ever-persistent bubble this term – and why it might be the secret to making it through Week Five Genevieve Cox explains what theatre means to her, and why we should all see more of it.
"19.02.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk CURUFC sign off with victory over Royal Navy Devarshi Lodhia reports as Cambridge end their campaign with a 22-19 victory over the Navy It's another victory for the Rugby Club!
"19.02.2017 11:30:01" Timeline Photos Tune in to today's Sunday Review as we look ahead to the French Presidential Elections with deputy comment editor Noah Froud and Political Commentator Simon Percelay. We will also be discussing the NSS boycott with CUSU Education Officer Roberta Huldisch.
"19.02.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Carpe Diem, or is it time to slow down a bit? Polly Evans looks at the state of our current relationship with time, and how we never have enough of it We now lose concentration faster than a goldfish.
"19.02.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Walled in by 'Fences' Denzel Washington successfully captures the isolation of August Wilson's play in this screen adaptation says Alex Izza Alex Izza is full of praise for the actors, despite some distracting scene changes.
"19.02.2017 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk Opposition to private universities is a disguised form of elitism Private universities can and do offer educational advantages which are sometimes overlooked in an increasingly reductionist debate "Denying opportunities to those willing to take them seems distinctly perverse. And part of rectifying this moral blind-spot is not allowing ourselves to be swayed by bogus analogies, such as Trump University."
"18.02.2017 19:00:00" varsity.co.uk We moan, but we'll miss Cambridge In their last teaching term, finalists will flock to lectures this term not out of fear, but to relish their last term of teaching, argues Flo Sagers Flo Sagers will be sad to see the back of the backs (and lecture halls, and libraries).
"18.02.2017 18:00:01" varsity.co.uk Irresistible Cambridge keep Cup aspirations alive CUAFC women eased past Birmingham 3rds into the semi-finals of the Midlands Conference Cup, reports Imran Marashli The CUAFC women's team have stormed their way to a second consecutive BUCS Midlands Conference Cup semi-final.
"18.02.2017 17:00:02" varsity.co.uk Review: Sampha – Process A flawed but promising debut by the British R&B crooner, says Ian Wang 4 stars From unsettling piano riffs to frenetic drums and anxious, gasped vocals, Ian Wang gives Sampha's "undeniably impressive" debut four stars.
"18.02.2017 16:00:01" varsity.co.uk Our chemical library romance Why aren't waking hours enough for work? asks Gabrielle McGuinness Modafinil has been called the “world's first safe smart drug”.
"18.02.2017 15:00:02" varsity.co.uk Ronald Coyne does not represent us all The media unfairly generalises Cambridge students as elitist, ignoring the hard work that many do to combat it, argues Nandini Mitra We're not all bad.
"18.02.2017 14:00:04" varsity.co.uk TV Round-Up: Call the Midwife (Part 1) The Sunday favourite is still twee, still saccharine, and still charming, says Jemma Slingo "I have moved into a squeakily wholesome universe, where everyone is alarmingly earnest and handicraft is a legitimate pastime."
Jemma Slingo is won over by the warm optimism of the BBC favourite.
"18.02.2017 13:30:00" varsity.co.uk Women in art: 'Things are changing' Anna Moody discusses responses and solutions to sexism within the art world and beyond. "Stepping out into the art world, how can you begin to convince people that you are serious? The message was clear. Passion and energy, of course, but above all you need a sense of humour."
"18.02.2017 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk Varsity x PhoCUS Lent Photography Competition: Runners Up Introducing our runner up, Mathias Gjesdal Hammer, and commended photographers Basil Ting, Luke Braidwood, Felix Peckham, Xelia Mendes Jones, and Kaye Song Have a look at photographs from the runner up and commended photographers of the Lent Photography Competition.
"18.02.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Feeling SAD: more than the winter blues The real 'sadness' about SAD is that there just isn't enough awareness or understanding, writes Elizabeth Gibbs Elizabeth Gibbs explains an often overlooked form of depression: SAD.
"18.02.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Varsity x PhoCUS Lent Photography Competition: Winner Presenting the winner of the inaugural Varsity x PhoCUS Lent Photography Competition, Yahya Aitabi Check out the winner of the inaugural Lent Photography Competition!
"18.02.2017 10:30:31" varsity.co.uk 'Let's Love Cambridge's Homeless' distributes care packages to the homeless The event was attended by an estimated 70 volunteers They handed out food, water and emergency numbers.
"18.02.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Telomeres – nature's anti-ageing scheme Zi Ran looks into the exciting biology surrounding telomeres and their potential impact "To find immortality, one must understand mortality."
"18.02.2017 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk There is nothing complicated about torture Torture cannot be compared to animal testing. It is cruel, inhumane and never a necessary evil Patrick Wernham responds to Anna Jenning's article on torture.
Read Patrick's piece here: https://www.varsity.co.uk/comment/12177
"...there's nothing complicated or nuanced about torture. It is wholly, unequivocally wrong."
Read Anna's Piece here:
"17.02.2017 19:00:01" varsity.co.uk 'Parliament has got to take back control': CULS discusses Brexit Professor Catherine Barnard and Dr Chris Bickerton talked about the reasons for and consequences of last year's historic decision to leave the EU Dr Barnard said that so far, Brexit had meant, “taking back control not for [the] UK Parliament, but for the executive.”
"17.02.2017 18:00:01" varsity.co.uk Queens' eyes up Land Economy Department building for accommodation Queens' College is reportedly looking to convert the Mill Lane buildings into accommodation for second-years Queens' College is part of a group of colleges alongside St Catharine's College and Pembroke College who are planning to buy and redevelop the site.
"17.02.2017 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk CICCU hosted anti-marriage equality vicar for 'Unexpected' event Nick Tucker has also claimed that children suffer in single-parent households “We didn't ask him, and wouldn't ask him, to talk about sexuality,” the Christian Union's president told Varsity.
"17.02.2017 16:30:00" varsity.co.uk Nigel Inkster: 'We need to fight smart' MI6's former Director of Operations and Intelligence channels all his experience to give Toby Pleming his view on the fight against ISIS “Violent extremism is rooted in grievance, and at the end of the day, it doesn't really matter all that much what the grievance is.” Toby Pleming speaks to MI6′s former Director of Operations.
"17.02.2017 14:00:07" varsity.co.uk News in Brief: Lent Week 5 The return of the Cambridgeshire 'hovertrain', an overeager bookworm, fierce competition for Professorship of Play and thirty-year-old Union drama A new University project is aiming to continue an abandoned 1960s plan to build a 'hover-train' in Cambridgeshire.
"17.02.2017 13:00:12" varsity.co.uk Student's t-shirts to raise funds for refugees A Cambridge student has designed and produced “Love Trumps Hate” t-shirts, to encourage fellow students to take action against the refugee crisis. Tiara Ataii, a first-year German and Arabic student at Robinson College, spent her entire student loan on the t-shirts.
"17.02.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Cambridge lit up by E-Luminate festival Some of the city's most iconic buildings have been given a new design in dazzling colour for five days this week Iconic buildings like Senate House and King's Chapel have been lit up each evening.
"17.02.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Colleges unite in funding drive to combat homelessness In the wake of the news that a University student burnt a £20 note in front of a homeless man, several college JCRs are raising money for Jimmy's Cambridge. Students have rallied together to raise money for Cambridge's homeless after a video of a Cantab taunting a homeless man emerged last week.
"17.02.2017 10:07:11" varsity.co.uk Students use red ribbons to campaign against climate change Student groups including CUSU Women's Campaign, Student Action for Refugees and Cambridge Zero Carbon Society, protested on Friday morning Seen red ribbons around Cambridge today? It's a protest about climate change and divestment. Take a read of the labels attached to the ribbon.
"17.02.2017 10:00:01" varsity.co.uk Exclusive: Fashion headliner's attack on student defended by BME campaign and FLY FLY, CUSU BME Campaign, CUSU Women's Officer and the organisers of the Cambridge University Charity Fashion Show have spoken to Varsity on the incident The BME campaign and FLY described the incident as a “disgraceful public display of sexism and misogynoir”.
"17.02.2017 09:00:07" Timeline Photos The latest issue of Varsity is out today!
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"16.02.2017 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk I just want to dance, CUSU LGBT+ In her fifth column, Mimi Robson once again begs CUSU LGBT+ to get their act together "How many CUSU LGBT+ Ents Executives does it take to put on a club night?"
"16.02.2017 16:00:09" varsity.co.uk Bravery alone can turn grey skies into Cloud Nine Martha O'Neil on the skill that means you need no silver lining "To be one's own sovereign is not to be selfish, to be skeptical of others, to push one's own agenda – to be one's own sovereign, is to be brave."
Martha O'Neil shares the skill that's keeping her going at Cambridge- bravery.
"16.02.2017 15:00:09" varsity.co.uk Big Mouth: How to be 'Cool' Kate Collins gives her guide to being a few degrees too cool Kate Collins is here to save us from ourselves, with an infallible 6 step road map to guaranteed coolness.
"16.02.2017 14:00:14" varsity.co.uk Cambridge students can build the foundations to end homelessness Sam Willis outlines what society can do to fix this callous disregard for human dignity "The repugnance of the deed is undeniable."
"16.02.2017 13:32:31" varsity.co.uk Cambridge NUS fee set for dramatic increase CUSU's affiliation fee for 2016-17, projected to be £250, has instead been calculated at £5,765 There is set to be a 2,300 per cent increase in Cambridge's NUS affiliation fee.
"16.02.2017 13:30:01" Timeline Photos Join us on Cam FM at 3PM today for this week's culture roundup, the Vulture show!
This week we're joined in the studio by Charlotte Gifford and Bret Cameron, both involved in the upcoming Cambridge Shorts, to talk all things short films. Plus, Varsity's
"16.02.2017 13:00:11" varsity.co.uk 5,394 miles: A survival guide to long-distance relationships TMK on how to survive when your significant other is thousands of miles, several time zones, and a small fortune of travelling away Long Distance Relationships are hard work- but there are always things you can do to ease the burden.
"16.02.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Improv Actually Holly Mackinlay was impressed by the fleeting hilarity of the Impronaughts' latest offering, and left the Corpus Playroom with a case of severe FOMO 4 stars "Improv is all about saying yes – so if someone asks you to queue for a ticket to this sold-out show, then you should say yes as well."
"16.02.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Cereal Offender: The Full(er) English Breakfast Xanthe Fuller presents the definitive guide to the Full English The definitive guide to the full English breakfast.
"16.02.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Review: The Cripple of Inishmaan Thomas O'Connor thoroughly enjoyed the dark authenticity of McDonagh's classic 4 stars "It is when this strong cast immerse themselves fully in the writing, that the authentic darkness of the edgy production shines through"
"16.02.2017 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk Fashion show headliner cuts set short after hitting audience member Princess Nokia left the stage after performing only two songs, when an attendee allegedly shouted a slur from the audience. Witnesses say they then saw the artist climb down from the stage and hit the man three times in the face, before getting back on stage and saying “When a white guy disrespects you, you punch them in the face.”
"15.02.2017 18:02:07" varsity.co.uk Baya Medhaffar: 'It's because politics sucks that these people have this strength to express themselves' Georgios Topaloglou follows up his review of As I Open My Eyes with a conversation with its star Georgios Topaloglou sits down with the Tunisian cinematic prodigy.
"15.02.2017 17:03:01" varsity.co.uk Introducing: BAND A Sian Bradshaw sits down with BAND A ahead of Battle of the Bands to talk Glass Animals, meeting Pete Doherty in a toilet cubicle, and their plans for world domination BAND, A Play About A Band opens tonight at 11pm at the ADC.
"15.02.2017 16:00:08" varsity.co.uk Bedroom Art: snapshots of girl habitats from Boston to Beirut Ruby Reding interviews photgrapher Rania Matar, discussing her documentation of girls' bedroom-spaces in the US, Lebanon and in refugee camps "The room will be the first cocoon a girl creates for herself, of herself."
"15.02.2017 14:00:12" varsity.co.uk Rosencrantz and Guildenstern: not dead yet. Theo Lillington examines the never-ending appeal of Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead ahead of its Cambridge student run this week Whether its the familiar characters or the searing hot wit, "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead" has endured in popular consciousness since it was first performed in the 1960s.
"15.02.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Why Gaga at the Super Bowl could have been so much more Zoe Black reviews a lacklustre halftime performance "The issue was not the lack of a didactic moral but the lack of any message in particular" says Zoe Black.
"15.02.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Students give to homeless in wake of note-burning incident An event has been arranged following the incident on the 2nd February where a Pembroke student attempted to burn money in front of a homeless man At the "Let's Love Cambridge's Homeless" event on Thursday students will give hot food and drink to Cambridge's homeless population
"15.02.2017 09:41:01" varsity.co.uk Protest group claims responsibility for rock thrown through lecture theatre window An e-mail circulated by the course co-ordinator for the lecture which was interrupted yesterday said that the incident 'appears' to be deliberate The Course Co-ordinator has said that the incident 'appears' to be deliberate
"14.02.2017 21:09:37" varsity.co.uk Trumpington Road third most dangerous cycling blackspot in UK 34 cycling accidents at the Trumpington Road junction were reported to police between 2009 and 2015 The junction between Trumpington Road and Lensfield road by the Engineering Department and Royal Cambridge Hotel saw 34 accidents between 2009 and 2015
"14.02.2017 19:00:05" Vultue Introducing: Leo BEnedict Vulture talks to student playwright Leo Benedict about adapting Sartre for the Brexit era.
Read about it here: https://www.varsity.co.uk/culture/12139
Video by Charlie Thorpe
"14.02.2017 18:00:00" varsity.co.uk It's all in your head? Emma Walsh unpicks the physical symptoms her anxiety can generate "There are two extremes of anxiety that people can suffer. One, you want to die so you struggle to do anything. Two, you are so bloody terrified of dying that you stop living life properly. Neither should be left untreated."
"14.02.2017 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk Finding the 'I' in closet: our clothing, our identities? Fashion and queer identities have a long and complex shared history - three Cambridge students talk about their clothing and what it means to them Three students explain the relationship between their fashion and their gender identity.
"14.02.2017 16:00:04" varsity.co.uk Review: Discovery Through Display Lily Spicer reviews Kettle's Yard's 'Discovery Through Display' exhibition, curated by Fitzwilliam student Josephine Waugh 5 stars Lily Spicer is thoroughly impressed by Kettle Yard's most recent exhibition, curated by undergraduate Josephine Waugh.
"14.02.2017 15:30:00" varsity.co.uk TV Round-Up: The Man in the High Castle (Part Three) Amazon's dystopian thriller concludes with explosions, heart-break and timely relevance. As the many narrative ends are tied up, Josh Kimblin considers the show's moral ambiguity. This Amazon Originals thriller resonates with Josh Kimblin in light of recent real-world events.
"14.02.2017 15:00:00" varsity.co.uk Kendrick Lamar archived at Harvard: why he deserves it Gianamar Giovannetti-Singh explains why To Pimp a Butterfly is worthy of every accolade it gets Gianamar Giovannetti-Singh is full of praise for Kendrick Lamar's third album.
"14.02.2017 14:00:36" varsity.co.uk Grief, gaps and growing up When your entire life crumbles in your first term of university. And then you have to rebuild it. Finty Hunter is learning to adapt to life after the death of a parent.
"14.02.2017 13:00:36" varsity.co.uk Need to stay in bed and watch Netflix? Completely okay. Juliette Bretan shares her top tips for beating the blues "It's not just Week Five Blues that we have to worry about. What about Week One Blues? Or Week Seven Blues? Or even vacation blues?"
"14.02.2017 12:30:02" varsity.co.uk Women's football Blues crowned divisional champions Paul Hyland reports on an as-yet unbeaten league season for the CUAFC women, who have secured promotion to the Midlands 1A League The CUAFC women continued their reign of success, this time beating the University of Bedfordshire 5-2.
"14.02.2017 12:00:07" varsity.co.uk Sir Richard Evans: 'Denial will do its bit for establishing the truth' Joel Nelson talks to the President of Wolfson College about his role in the Irving trial that has been recently captured on the big screen “As I saw the elderly people crowding the public galleries with their sleeves rolled up and their Auschwitz tattoo numbers on their arms, I realised it was something much bigger”
"14.02.2017 11:00:03" varsity.co.uk Valentine's Food Guide: How to steal a pizza their heart Looking for Valentine's treats? Violet food feature writer Jess Lock is your culinary cupid Missed out on reservations for the best table in town this Valentine's? Jess Lock is here to save the day.
"14.02.2017 10:30:01" varsity.co.uk Review: Cries of 'Denial' Jake Dyble praises Mick Jackson's film for its complexity but also finds it its biggest shortcoming...3 stars Despite being a "subtle and thoughtful piece", critic Jake Dyble gives this legal dramatization a lackluster 3 stars.
"14.02.2017 10:29:03" varsity.co.uk St Catharine's student assaulted on Silver Street bridge The Senior Tutor sent round an email this morning warning students not to wear gowns about town The St Catharine's Senior Tutor has advised students not to wear gowns around town
"14.02.2017 10:02:48" varsity.co.uk Practical Shitticism: Valentine's Day card badges Lily Lindon critically analyses the badges found on Valentine's Day cards as an exemplar of modern romance As if couples on Valentine's Day aren't visible enough, some feel the need to wear badges pronouncing their love for each other. Lily Lindon examines the phenomenon.
"13.02.2017 19:00:01" varsity.co.uk Can Tristram Hunt direct the V&A? Judy Zhou considers that ex-politican Tristram Hunt might be more qualified to direct the Victoria and Albert Museum than was initially anticipated Is someone who once claimed "we need to start charging for museums and galleries again" the right choice to lead the V&A?
Judy Zhou suggests Tristram Hunt might be more capable than we would expect.
"13.02.2017 18:00:01" varsity.co.uk Insight: Inside Europe's worst detention centre Tiara Ataii visited the Greek detention centre Vial, witnessing Europe's refugee crisis firsthand Tiara Ataii gives a harrowing account of the realities of life for Refugees stranded at the Greek Detention centre.
"13.02.2017 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk The V Card: The Lunch Anna Hollingsworth takes her vegan challenge to the most ambiguous meal of the day Vegan lunch isn't as easy or as glamorous as Instagram might have you believe.
"13.02.2017 16:00:02" varsity.co.uk Microcosm or alma mater? Considering Cambridge as a root of British theatre's race problem In the first of a three-part series examining the treatment and experiences of actors of colour in Cambridge, Naomi Obeng argues that the professional stage is the pale inheritor of a white-washed student theat Naomi Obeng explores the extent to which a white-washed Cambridge theatre scene is responsible for the difficulties actors of colour face later in their careers.
"13.02.2017 15:30:40" varsity.co.uk Anti-Semitic material found in University buildings One leaflet was found in a CAMCard access-only area of the Institute of Criminology, according to an e-mail circulated by the Institute's Deputy Director The flyers appear to be the same as the ones left on cars' windscreens last week.
"13.02.2017 15:30:00" varsity.co.uk Identical identity? On being a twin Katherine Ridley explains the best and worst parts of growing up with someone who is the same – on a genetic level at least "It's difficult to find out who you are when the world keeps telling you that you're exactly the same as someone else – someone who doesn't really know who they are either."
Katherine Ridley explains why your twin jokes aren't funny.
"13.02.2017 15:01:43" varsity.co.uk VisCourse: The possibilities of children's literature on-screen adaptations What makes children's literature children's literature? And do we impose mature themes when we adapt it for the screen? Danielle Cameron meditates... There's no need to put down your copies of Harry Potter and The Northern Lights just yet.
"13.02.2017 14:00:02" varsity.co.uk My RAG Blind Date: A rocky start and messy ending Restrain your passions on a first date, as Ted Mackey finds out "Tinder is empty, Grindr is creepy, and as for Craigslist, I don't particularly want to be dismembered and kept in a fridge. So, RAG it is."
"13.02.2017 13:00:02" varsity.co.uk The honours system is broken but Beckham should be knighted Devarshi Lodhia argues that resistance to a knighthood for David Beckham is rooted in snobbery towards football players "What is clear is that Beckham, once again, finds himself on the wrong end of relentless snobbery that footballers often face, rooted in the old idea that they, however rich, should know their place. "
"13.02.2017 12:30:00" varsity.co.uk Don't mention the 'E' Word: can one Cambridge student make existential theatre cool again? Featuring 'What do we do if we can't get Michael Caine?' and other existential crises, Danny Wittenberg talks to Victor Rees about the inspiration behind A Fool To His Folly Danny Wittenberg speaks to author and co-director Victor Rees about this modern existentialist play.
"13.02.2017 12:00:07" varsity.co.uk The ecology of the future is in our hands Zdravko Zahariev looks at the current trends in biodiversity management, and the potential solutions looking forward. "The wonders that Sir David Attenborough has been showing us over the past few months seems to be at stake"
"13.02.2017 11:00:03" varsity.co.uk Grudgebridge: What we've Learned Cambridge students have more in common than we think, Violet editor Danny Wittenberg discovers Violet Editor Danny Wittenberg discusses the latest in a series of Cambridge-related pages that have been cropping up on our newsfeeds: Grudgebridge.
"13.02.2017 10:00:07" varsity.co.uk A defence of 'queering the liturgy' The church has a responsibility to engage and welcome all The decision by Westcott House to give a service fully in Polari, the language of the historical London gay subculture, has been heavily criticised.
"13.02.2017 09:07:53" www.varsity.co.uk Revealed: Clare May Ball theme Clare's organising committee announced their much-anticipated theme last night The organisers hope the theme will make revellers feel young – whatever their age.
"13.02.2017 09:00:01" varsity.co.uk Bird or turkey hen? What language does to our identities Charlie Stone sweats carrots coming to grips with personal and national language identities "The expression 'shed crocodile tears' exists in 45 European languages as well as Arabic, Swahili, Persian, Indian languages, Chinese, and Mongolian."
"12.02.2017 19:00:00" varsity.co.uk 'Tá Gaeilge agam. Agus tú?' Ted Mackey explains how learning the Irish language is connecting him with his North Ireland heritage The very act of speaking or teaching Irish has become tied up in identity politics.
"12.02.2017 18:00:07" varsity.co.uk Pack behaviour: the sartorial tribes of a Cambridge night-out Flora Walsh takes a tongue-in-cheek glance at the sartorial stereotypes of Cambridge's student club-goers, from the ironic 'Road Men' to the Ospreys. Can you identify yourself in one of the categories? Are you more black tie in Cindies, or glitter and tinfoil at ArcSoc?
"12.02.2017 17:00:06" varsity.co.uk A case for bioengineering Eliminate Dengue is a project with trials across the world investigating the possibilities regarding the control of Dengue fever in high-risk areas. Occurrences of dengue have increased by over 30 times in the past 50 years- but one project is working to combat the disease.
"12.02.2017 16:00:07" varsity.co.uk I speak, therefore I am: Meus idiomas Eduardo Baptista talks about identity at the crossroads of swearing in Portuguese, struggling with Korean fluency, and sounding like a History student in English "Being multicultural can be problematic if one yearns for a sense of belonging."
Does our personality change between the languages we speak? Eduardo Baptista weighs in.
"12.02.2017 15:00:07" varsity.co.uk Despite the admissions statistics, women are still not equal Recent statistics mask the inequality in race and class in Cambridge 87% of applications to the Computer Sciences Tripos come from male students.
"12.02.2017 14:01:12" varsity.co.uk Word Up: Five words whose meanings have completely changed In this week's column, Georgie Thorpe considers how the meaning of a word can become its exact opposite. Bully used to mean sweetheart.
"12.02.2017 13:00:07" varsity.co.uk Do you speak to me? Lydia Bunt grapples with an MML identity divided between three languages How does it feel to have your personality split between three languages?
"12.02.2017 12:30:01" varsity.co.uk Review: Love Art After Dark Emma Slater finds this year's 'Love Art After Dark' event at the Fitzwilliam Museum an enchanting affair, held back only by the impossiblity of experiencing everything 4 stars "It was clear that the best moments of the evening were private ones shared between friends"
Reviewer Emma Slater gives the The Fitzwilliam Museum Society's annual soirée four stars.
"12.02.2017 12:00:08" varsity.co.uk Review: Footlights Lady Smoker Perdi Higgs thoroughly enjoyed the first serving of this new termly fixture and found the Lady Smoker to be fully in the spirit of classic Footlights comedy 4 stars "It made me really happy, and it seemed the audience felt the same way. You can't ask for much more from student comedy."
"12.02.2017 11:30:01" Timeline Photos The Sunday Review is back today at 1pm on Cam FM!
Join Peter and Nick as they talk about the journalistic ethics behind the breaking of the money-burning story with Varsity's Sam Harrison (Co-Senior News Editor) and Anna Jennings (Features Editor). CUSU
"12.02.2017 11:00:01" varsity.co.uk Unknown Displeasures: Pegasus vs Chimera Bad CGI and crappy action sequences proliferate this piece of Netflix pap Sarah Taylor sat through it so that you don't have to.
"12.02.2017 10:00:02" varsity.co.uk Presidential Wars: the elite strikes back The French elite has found its own version of Justin Trudeau. Simon Percelay explains the rise of Macron.
"12.02.2017 09:00:03" varsity.co.uk Review: Unravelling The Ribbon Richard Assheton is 'astounded by the quality' of this touching play and finds it a fitting homage to Cambridge Pink Week 5 stars "Frankly, I was astounded by the quality of this production."
The Pink Week play receives five starts from Richard Assheton.
"11.02.2017 19:00:00" varsity.co.uk Out to impress Gabrielle McGuinness ponders why clubbing in Cambridge is so claustrophobic Few people would defend the Cambridge club scene, but Gabrielle McGuinness reminds us at least that "there's always not going, not caring, or drinking till it stops mattering".
"11.02.2017 18:00:07" varsity.co.uk Review: Meet 'Toni Erdmann': performance consultant, German ambassador… dad. Maren Ade's film is an introspective look at familial responsibility and emotional self-examination finds Film and TV Editor, Pany Heliotis 4 stars Film and TV Editor Pany Heliotis give the "masterful" German-Austrian comedy-drama 4 stars.
"11.02.2017 17:00:01" varsity.co.uk A ballad a day… the secrets of music psychology Sam Brown investigates the long-noted relationship between music and emotion Was Bob Marley right when he said that "when music hits you, you feel no pain"?
"11.02.2017 16:01:17" varsity.co.uk High-flying RAF leave Cambridge grounded Cambridge were brought down to earth by a 19-7 home defeat to an RAF XV, reports Imran Marashli The RAF beat the Cambridge team 19-7 at home on Wednesday.
"11.02.2017 15:00:02" varsity.co.uk John Boyne: 'All writers reflect in their work what they want it to mean to themselves' Keir Baker speaks to author of the international best-selling novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas about his new book ahead of his appearance at Heffers later this month “I would say there are two types of writers: the intellectual writer and the emotional writer”, says John Boyne.
Interviews editor Keir Baker discusses the literary life with the author of the bestselling "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas".
"11.02.2017 14:00:09" varsity.co.uk Who is a Jew? There is more than one way to feel Jewish, argues Miikka Jaarte Orthodox Jews maintain that someone who has a Jewish mother is a Jew, whereas many liberal Jewish scholars argue that being a Jew is merely a matter of religion.
"11.02.2017 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk If you miss home so much, why did you leave? Jun Pang writes on the complexities of being an international student, and what she's learnt aside from academia Jun Pang explores the extra challenges international students face when they choose to study far away from home.
"11.02.2017 12:00:01" varsity.co.uk King's defeat hockey Blues in relegation double-header Paul Hyland reports on a frustrating day for CUHC as they went down 2-0 at home to a team of medics from King's College London "There are only so many ways you can write that a match never really got going, but this one really didn't."
Cambridge lost 2-0.
"11.02.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Technology has turned us into culture addicts Polly Evans looks at how flights at the click of a button bring into focus our desperation for culture Has travelling become too easy? Polly Evans suggests that technology is preventing us from truly engaging with the cultures we visit.
"11.02.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Feeling 'other' is still a problem at Cambridge While access for students from minority backgrounds is improving, the curricula is still dominated by white males, argues Yukiko Lui "But Cambridge is now made up of the kids who wouldn't have been let through the doors a century ago, and our traditions need to give us room to grow, not restrict our movement."
The people at Cambridge now are demographically nothing like those here
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"10.02.2017 19:00:04" varsity.co.uk Big Mouth: Are women funny? Well, are men funny? Asks student stand-up and Violet columnist Kate Collins “Does being a man hinder your ability to perform? Unless you're talking out of your penis, then it probably doesn't”, writes Kate Collins.
"10.02.2017 17:30:00" varsity.co.uk Cambridge responds to £20 note-burning incident A PhD researcher has set up a campaign encouraging students to give £20 to the homeless, and a petition has been circulated calling for the culprit's expulsion from the University PhD researcher Richard Dent is calling upon Cambridge students to give to homeless people and charities.
"10.02.2017 17:00:07" varsity.co.uk CUSU President calls for sacking in Oxford racism row Amatey Doku says “someone needs to lose their job” following racial profiling incident An email encouraged students to report a Rhodes Must Fall activist to college staff if seen, or even to call the Oxford University Security Services.
"10.02.2017 16:00:07" varsity.co.uk Scholars' ballot: motivating or discriminating? St Catharine's College had recently voted to abolish its scholars' ballot, leaving only seven colleges who still use it Under the former scholars' ballot, students who received a First or high 2:1 in their exams were entered into their own separate ballot.
"10.02.2017 15:00:00" varsity.co.uk Oxfam meets Cambridge in new society tackling inequality Oxfam Cambridge University Society held their first event on Wednesday, aimed at combatting global inequalities “We want to bring exciting campaigns to the University, and spread Oxfam's message of ending global poverty and inequality and climate change through fun, creative ways,” said one of the co-founders.
"10.02.2017 14:00:12" varsity.co.uk Market Ward delivered highest Remain vote in Britain The ward, which encompasses the city centre and contains eight colleges, returned almost a 90 per cent result in favour of Remain Was it students that made the difference? Three of the city's four strongest Remain-voting wards contain Cambridge colleges.
"10.02.2017 13:00:09" varsity.co.uk Hotspots for cyclist undertaking accidents revealed Police reports show a number of areas in which cyclists are particularly prone to accidents while attempting to undertake moving vehicles Magdalene Street is among the hotspots for cycling accidents in Cambridge identified in a new report.
"10.02.2017 12:00:03" Round-up of the week: Week 4 Here's what's been happening in Cambridge this week. Get the full story at varsity.co.uk/news.
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"10.02.2017 11:00:05" varsity.co.uk University report reveals gender inequalities amid BME and disability progress The number of BME undergraduates has increased by 2.1 per cent but the gender gap in number of Firsts awarded is 8.9 per cent in favour of men The report also revealed an increase in the number of BME undergraduates from 23.2 per cent in 2013-14 to 25.3 per cent in 2015-16.
"10.02.2017 10:00:06" varsity.co.uk Queens' balloting changes cause outrage The changes will circumscribe students' choice of room and prevent many from being able to live with their friends Queens' students are no longer permitted to select other people to ballot with, having previously been allowed to ballot in groups of four, six, or eight.
"10.02.2017 09:00:03" varsity.co.uk Privacy laws threaten future of Class Lists New data protection rules mean that an opt-in system may have to be brought into existence EU data protection laws, which will take effect in 2018, mean that students may have to opt-in to having their exam results displayed.
"10.02.2017 07:23:58" Timeline Photos The latest issue of Varsity is out today!
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"09.02.2017 18:00:05" varsity.co.uk How to make friends and feed people Violet's food feature writer Jess Lock on the social benefits of a delicious snack Another take-away might be bad for your waistline, but we promise it's good for your soul.
"09.02.2017 17:30:01" varsity.co.uk Clare revellers trash common room The culprits are allegedly members of a drinking society One of the students responsible owned up and volunteered to clean up personally.
"09.02.2017 17:00:06" varsity.co.uk Thread Flair: Playing it safe at the Super Bowl Violet fashion columnist Ellie Mullett watches Lady Gaga let her songs make the biggest statement Time to hang up that meat dress for good?
Read Violet's fashion columnist Ellie Mullett's take on why Lady Gaga seems to be playing sartorially on the safe side.
"09.02.2017 16:00:07" varsity.co.uk The V Card: The Formal Varsity's features editor Anna Hollingsworth takes her vegan quest to the high table. Warning: fruit salad abounds
"09.02.2017 15:00:09" varsity.co.uk The cartography of queerness In her fourth column, Mimi Robson questions the 'hometown' as an influence on subsequent queer identity in Cambridge "For many students, pre-Cambridge experiences are either significantly more or less queer than Cambridge."
Mimi Robson explores how a low LGBT+ visibility hometown has impacted life as a queer person in Cambridge.