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"24.10.2016 17:30:03" varsity.co.uk Review: Offending the Audience Vanessa Braganza is neither offended nor overwhelmingly entertained by Corpus Playroom's production of Offending the Audience 2.5 Stars Vanessa Braganza reviews the play that repeatedly insists it is not a play.
"24.10.2016 16:47:01" varsity.co.uk Cambridge student robbed in Argentina A group of men invaded Sam Watts' flat in Buenos Aires and 'took pretty much everything' The student's flat was ransacked with him, members of his family, and friends inside over the course of 30-40 minutes.
"24.10.2016 15:30:00" varsity.co.uk GoGo Penguin visit Cambridge Perdi Higgs talks to the genre-defying band Varsity Music breaks the ice with the band who seek to break down musical barriers.
"24.10.2016 14:00:01" varsity.co.uk Charity fop: from Ann Summers to Help the Aged My mother used to dress me exclusively from GAP. So how did I become an accidental trend-setter? Thought you were cool, with your retro jumpers and your vintage pieces? Will Hall got there first – all thanks to the humble charity shop
"24.10.2016 12:30:00" varsity.co.uk God is dead, and it was science that killed him Jack Slater looks at the modern-day relationship between science and religion In the first of a two-part debate, Jack Slater makes the case for bridging the theism-atheism divide.
"24.10.2016 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Endless talk of Brexit is bad for democracy Associate Editor Jack Higgins warns of the dangers of getting bored of Brexit If 'Brexit fatigue' is starting to set in among politicians, what hope is there for the rest of us?
"24.10.2016 09:30:00" varsity.co.uk Political football? Everyone's at it FIFA may try to deny it, but football and politics cannot be separated By maintaining a pretence of political impartiality, FIFA will end up scoring an own goal, argues Percy Burton Preston.
"23.10.2016 18:30:00" varsity.co.uk Mystery Jets: 'You appreciate for the first time the scale of what you've been involved in' The indie band chat to Rob Bowman and Emily Bailey-Page about their new album, the state of the world, and bringing people together Varsity Music met Mystery Jets, the band who are flying high in the musical skies.
"23.10.2016 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk Prevent has no place in Cambridge As the government introduces the new 'Prevent Duty' for universities, Easa Saad warns it will make life harder for Muslim students Easa Saad picks apart the government's controversial counter-terrorism measure.
"23.10.2016 15:30:00" varsity.co.uk Brexit is the 'tip of the iceberg' Joe Robinson reports from the first of a series of talks considering how Britain has dealt with Brexit and where we go from here And so will Britain go the same way as the Titanic?
"23.10.2016 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk Body and image Sofia Weiss argues that it's what's on the inside that counts Sofia Weiss explains why thinner is not necessarily better.
"23.10.2016 12:30:01" varsity.co.uk In conversation with Akala Leila Mani Lundie speaks about art, politics and cultural appropriation with Akala ahead of his performance at the Cambridge Junction on 31st October "Art is political. Everything is political. It's not just what happens down in Westminster.”
"23.10.2016 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Mutual fear is driving Russia and the West apart As winter approaches, the freezing relations between Russia and the West reflect a clash of governments, not civilisations No thaw is in sight between the West and Russia, but Matt Gurtler shows that relations don't have to be so frosty.
"23.10.2016 09:30:00" varsity.co.uk College paintings: an alienating reminder of Cambridge's past Why not represent and document contemporary history that recognises the importance of diversity and inclusion? asks Ruby Reding, as she explores the impact of the works of art that hang on our college walls Cambridge cannot deny the elitism associated with portraits forever, argues Ruby Reding.
"23.10.2016 08:00:01" varsity.co.uk The death of Cambridge's anti-medicine cult? Science Editor Jon Wall investigates the Christian Science movement Did you know that two of President Nixon's most trusted advisors were Christian Scientists? Jon Wall explores their rise and demise.
"22.10.2016 18:30:01" varsity.co.uk Review: Have I Got to Mock the Buzzcocks Ja Vu Theo Demolder observes that while the ADC's late show Have I Got to Mock the Buzzcocks Ja Vu was brilliant at times, it lacked consistency 3 Stars Theo Demolder delivers his verdict on the ups and downs of the ADC's lateshow sequel.
"22.10.2016 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk Trash Talk, episode three: Getting to grips with groceries Kate Emden continues her crusade to live the Zero Waste lifestyle Late-night essay-crisis microwave lasagnas are a thing of the past as Kate Emden serves us week three of her Zero Waste life.
"22.10.2016 15:30:01" varsity.co.uk A tale of two unions: Will Scots call time on the UK? The Unionists' case was strengthened by the EU but Jenny Young believes the uncertainty of Brexit threatens Scotland's future in the UK With the uncertainty of Brexit looming on the horizon, Jenny Young wonders if we're still better together.
"22.10.2016 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk Cambridge staff and alumnae press for sex education classes in Italy The Cantabrigians are among 110 organisations and individuals who have signed an open letter to the Italian prime minister The letter calls on the Italian government to introduce “sexual and emotional education” for young people, focusing on “the themes of gender, informed consent and every form of violence.”
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"22.10.2016 11:45:00" varsity.co.uk Fitzwilliam's firepower overcomes Selwyn Flashes of quality from Fitzwilliam's CUAFC contingent were key to their side's 3–1 victory over a resilient but unthreatening Selwyn side, writes Keir Baker Match of the Day: Varsity's report on Fitzwilliam's 3–1 triumph over Selwyn.
"22.10.2016 11:00:01" varsity.co.uk Revealed: Black graduates less than half as likely to gain admission as white applicants Oxford and Cambridge deny racial balance, as GU president suggests unconscious bias may be a factor The University's race-blind admissions process still leaves eye-opening admissions disparities for black students.
"22.10.2016 09:30:01" varsity.co.uk Relapse & Recovery When Cambridge seems at its most intense, strict dietary habits can become a way to re-inject control. Gabrielle McGuinness pens an open and honest piece on the struggles of living with disordered eating "Eating disorders aren't about wanting to be skinny; they're about feeling unworthy in a deeply psychological way."
"22.10.2016 08:00:01" varsity.co.uk Review: Posh A production that aims high and delivers both humour and darkness, writes Rose Lander 4 stars Superb acting and brilliant directing give us a terrific insight into the arcane underworld of Oxbridge's secret societies. Rose Lander tells all.
"21.10.2016 18:30:01" varsity.co.uk Student leaders split over Select Committee report Student union office-holders sign rival letters as president Bouattia is accused of “outright racism” The NUS President never ceases to cause controversy.
"21.10.2016 17:00:02" varsity.co.uk Varsity Introducing: Jonno Goldstone The creative force behind the Fitz Barbershop talks to Patrick Wernham about the group, what attracted him to the music, and the pernicious influence of Pitch Perfect "It's knowingly ridiculous: I don't think we could ever be accused of taking ourselves too seriously."
"21.10.2016 15:30:00" varsity.co.uk You can't sit with us: Cambridge's image problem Oxbridge fosters a culture of exclusivity, argues Anna Fitzpatrick, and it needs to change "Being inaccessible doesn't make you interesting or cool; it makes you unpleasant."
"21.10.2016 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk You don't own me, CUSU LGBT+ Mimi Robson does not support the autonomous campaign's vitriolic non-endorsement of the Glitterbomb club night CUSU's LGBT+ campaign doesn't speak for everyone, argues Mimi Robson.
"21.10.2016 12:30:00" varsity.co.uk 'This is your life. Run your own race' There were mixed reactions to Liz Fraser's Union speech, which tackled the psychological challenges unique to Oxbridge. “Don't believe what anybody around you says. 'I've done no work' – bullshit."
"21.10.2016 11:00:01" varsity.co.uk 'Sex Club' to pass judgement on CUSU Peterhouse's JCR will hold a referendum on whether or not to retain ties with CUSU later this term Are we heading in the direction of a Pexit? Harry Curtis reports.
"21.10.2016 09:30:00" varsity.co.uk What's eating Cambridge's courts? A cocktail of crows, grubs and the EU is causing a headache for Cambridge's gardeners Lawn of the Dead: not exactly something that Cambridge would want to crow about...
"21.10.2016 08:00:00" varsity.co.uk Nomads leave spirited Warwick looking lost in 7–1 walkover The Nomads' clinical attacking performance and well-drilled training ground routines were key to their victory A scintillating attacking display saw Cambridge women's hockey team thump in seven goals against their Midlands opponents.
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"20.10.2016 16:11:48" varsity.co.uk Date set for Class Lists referendum Come November, students will be asked whether they support CUSU's pro-abolition stance or an alternative option Breaking: Cambridge is set for a Class List showdown in early November.
"20.10.2016 13:00:04" varsity.co.uk Palestinian ambassador will make Union appearance PalSoc left out of the loop as Union confirms Professor Manuel Hassassian will appear in November, following announcement of Israeli ambassador's visit Shortly following its announcement that the Israel's ambassador would be appearing, the Cambridge Union will echo its Oxford counterpart once again by hosting the Palestinian ambassador.
"20.10.2016 12:00:00" The Fourth Estate: Jon Snow on Doing Good in Journalism The Fourth Estate: Jon Snow on Doing Good in Journalism Interested in going into journalism? Join us for an evening with Jon Snow, who has presented Channel 4 News since 1989. He'll take questions and talk about how much impact a career in journalism can have. If you want to get into journalism and care about Varsity are proud to be co-hosting Channel 4 News anchor and journalistic legend Jon Snow tomorrow evening, for a talk on how you can do good through journalism. All welcome!
"20.10.2016 08:30:07" varsity.co.uk Israeli ambassador coming to Cambridge Union Mark Regev will be the latest Israeli representative to visit the debating society, something which has caused controversy in the recent past The Israeli ambassador will speak at the Cambridge Union this month.
"19.10.2016 20:02:17" varsity.co.uk Cantab Andrew through to Bake Off final After a tense semi-final, the Cambridge alumnus came out on top and will be baking for first prize in next week's show SPOILER ALERT!
Bake Off's Andrew continues to prove that Cambridge graduates can achieve anything.
"19.10.2016 18:00:01" varsity.co.uk Review: Cambridge Shorts Kritarth Jha was impressed by the wealth of talent exhibited by the Cambridge Film Association in Cambridge Shorts, a night of short films at the ADC 4 Stars Seamless and refreshingly new: it's a glowing report for the ADC's Cambridge Shorts.
"19.10.2016 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Caravan The ADC's Caravan is a well directed production, showcasing outstanding acting and a strong set, with only some edges yet to smooth out, writes Laura Cameron 4 Stars No need for a trailer – Laura Cameron loves the sensitivity and staging of Caravan.
"19.10.2016 16:30:00" varsity.co.uk University football club to receive Hall of Fame induction CUAFC's award is a recognition from the National Football Museum of the club's contribution to the history and the development of the sport Cambridge's place in footballing history is now immortalised.
"19.10.2016 16:00:00" varsity.co.uk Rogue Sport of the Week: Modern Pentathlon with Henry Choong Keir Baker chats with the multi-talented Youth Olympian about life as a modern pentathlete It may have been a frustrating time for the modern pentathlon at Rio 2016, but the event is alive and well in Cambridge. Varsity Sport finds out more
"19.10.2016 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk Literature and the literati: In defence of Mills & Boon You should read Mills & Boon and don't be shy about it, argues Alice Chilcott Alice Chilcott encourages us to read trashy women's lit: it could either be hilarious or life-changing.
"19.10.2016 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk United we fall; divided, we fall We're young, we're free – and we're apathetic. Hettie asks why today's students don't get involved in political protest Students of the world, unite!
"19.10.2016 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Bacteria Bouquet II: Solving the problems of war and peace Columnist Zi Ran Shen returns to look at how bacteria have been used to improve crop yields as well as create chemical weapons In the second part of her series, Zi Ran Shen explores the use and abuse of bacteria.
"19.10.2016 10:05:04" varsity.co.uk Cambridge on the cheap Trying to make your pennies stretch? Can't believe how much you waste on food and Wednesday Cindies? Gabrielle McGuinness gives us Cambridge on a shoestring How to make cuts without living through austerity? Gabrielle McGuinness offers us a few tips.
"19.10.2016 09:00:01" varsity.co.uk Inspired Irishmen put CURUFC to the sword A 50-0 loss to a sublime Trinity College Dublin side highlighted defensive issues in a CURUFC side that needs to rediscover its discipline and quality, writes Devarshi Lodhia There was no luck for Cambridge as they were demolished by their Irish opponents.
"19.10.2016 08:00:01" varsity.co.uk A bitter pill to swallow Sofia Weiss takes a critical look at our society's dependence on the combined contraceptive pill Fresh contraceptive research is needed to guarantee choice for both men and women, argues Sofia Weiss.
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"18.10.2016 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk The Art of Art: Awful people as amazing artists In the second of her column series, Bea Hannay-Young approaches the problem involving creations and their immoral creators Would you disown art if you subsequently knew it was the work of a sexual predator or an anti-Semite?
"18.10.2016 16:00:00" varsity.co.uk FOMO is a bitch A couple of months into her year abroad, Mini Smith teaches herself to let go of FOMO and stop mourning the sticky nights in Cindies The grass isn't always greener on the other side...
"18.10.2016 15:05:19" varsity.co.uk Major chemical leak in Chemistry Department contained Firefighters and staff praised after spillage was dealt with without injuries Around 1kg of phosphorus pentachloride was spilt in the leak, which then reacted with the air to give off hydrogen chloride gas.
"18.10.2016 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk It's a 3/10: my first night out in Cambridge Xiang Diang dips her toe into the sweaty underworld of Cambridge nightlife, and is underwhelmed An account of the dip into the dark side of the refined scholarly debates of daytime Cambridge.
"18.10.2016 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk In conversation with Cambridge Shorts Nat Rosa speaks to the student directors behind Cambridge's only student film festival It's safe to say that Cambridge certainly isn't short on talent in film.
"18.10.2016 11:00:01" varsity.co.uk Preview: Caravan Molly Stacey finds out why a play about small lives deserves a big space as Caravan prepares to hit the ADC Ever wondered how a Liverpudlian family's holiday in North Wales could always be on the brink of disaster or revelation?
"18.10.2016 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk Social media wars: don't take the bait We shouldn't give Twitter trolls and Mail moaners the satisfaction they crave, says Anna Hollingsworth You have your own battles to fight – don't take up that of the keyboard warriors, warns Anna Hollingsworth.
"18.10.2016 08:00:00" varsity.co.uk Disability and desire Martha explores how to feel loved when you find it impossible to love yourself Martha Saunders analyses the challenges of living in a society where autism makes you 'undateable'.
"17.10.2016 20:00:31" varsity.co.uk Student assaulted on Magdalene Bridge Police investigating after student was attacked in early hours of Monday morning The female student was approached by a drunk man asking her for money, who then began following her.
"17.10.2016 19:00:00" varsity.co.uk Film: War On Everyone Surreal, absurd and occasionally funny: for Yasmin Shearmur, War On Everyone does not live up to the hilarity of the likes of Nice Guys and 21 Jump Street but proves enjoyable viewing anyway No, we can assure you that this isn't a depiction of Trump's presidential campaign.
"17.10.2016 18:00:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Footlights Smoker Fenja Akinde-Hummel was impressed by many of the sketches throughout the evening, but suggests that some of the edges could still be smoothed out 3.5 Stars "At one point my own degree was described as 'ashiterature', which I can't even disagree with". What subject could that ever be referring to?
"17.10.2016 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk Bake Off, Episode Eight – Tudor treats With the semi-finals just around the corner, the bakers are forced to turn up the heat in the Bake Off tent, resulting in some fantastic Tudor-themed bakes and a tricky decision for Mary and Paul Whose head will roll next on Bake Off?
"17.10.2016 16:00:00" varsity.co.uk Free wine and Haribos line the path to political dialogue Australian fresher Aoife Hogan goes down under into the world of Cambridge student politics We should embrace political debate and politically incorrect relationships with wine, urges Aoife Hogan
"17.10.2016 15:00:00" varsity.co.uk TV: Luke Cage Following on from the success of Daredevil and Jessica Jones, Luke Cage is an impressive action series featuring the coolest character from Marvel comics 3.5 stars Luke Cage succeeds simply because he's "legitimately a cool character", writes Ned Booker.
"17.10.2016 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk The Ryder Cup: A triumph of team sport Charlie Stone argues that the view that golf is boring and lacking in excitement can be cured by the sport's most famous team event "I simply could not see how men swinging a 'stick' about to put a ball in an arbitrarily placed hole could possibly be considered a good spectator sport."
"17.10.2016 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk Trump's 'locker room banter' tells us about more than just him His bragging about sexual assault should give us all pause to think about consent, writes columnist Anna Fitzpatrick Warning: This article contains content which some readers may find distressing.
"17.10.2016 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Don't blame the Olympics for politicians' London 2012 failings In the second part of Varsity's debate on the impact of London 2012, Peter Chappell argues that its failure to deliver an effective legacy lies with poor management since A lot was promised – but how much was delivered?
"17.10.2016 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk A case of race For Black History Month, Flora Walsh approaches the reasons behind the explicit over-sexualisation of black models "Black women have been seen as sexual objects since slavery, but the topic is no less relevant today."
"17.10.2016 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk The sheer boredom of watching England Following the Three Lions' 0-0 draw against Slovenia on Tuesday, columnist Jonty Leibowitz laments yet another dull and dreary England performance Sports columnist Jonty Leibowitz wonders what was more painful – Joe Hart's injury or watching England's ineptness.
"17.10.2016 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk Top five superhero films We pick our favourite superheroes films Varsity reviews the most Incredible and First Class superhero films of all time.
"17.10.2016 08:00:00" varsity.co.uk As far as London 2012 is concerned, legacy is nothing but a buzzword In one side of Varsity's debate on the impact of London 2012, James Watkins questions whether there is any city, in any nation, that can possibly justify hosting the Olympics Legacy? What legacy? James Watkins wonders what, if anything, hosting the Olympics has contributed to British sport and society.
"16.10.2016 19:00:00" varsity.co.uk The bootie and the beast Mirror mirror on the wall, which are the ugliest shoes of all? Elizabeth Huang explores the reasons behind the new trend of aesthetically questionable footwear And the price tag doesn't give us a fairytale ending either.
"16.10.2016 18:00:01" varsity.co.uk Preview: Posh A sneak peak into the popular dramatisation of Oxbridge's ugly elitism. Eva Hodgkin dropped in for a rehearsal, and caught up with director Anna Jennings, and some of the cast Of course, everyone knows that Cambridge is nothing like this in reality...
"16.10.2016 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk Reviews of the week Our top albums for the week ahead Have you ever listened to an album that made you feel like "watching a car crash in unforgiving slow motion"?
"16.10.2016 16:00:00" varsity.co.uk TV: Victoria Following the series finale, Ellie Sanderson looks back at ITV's latest attempt to recreate the success of Downton Abbey 3 stars Ellie Sanderson is not amused with ITV's 'Victoria'.
"16.10.2016 15:00:00" varsity.co.uk Preview: Art, Language, Location 2016 Cambridge's studio-fresh contemporary and experimental arts festival returns to Anglia Ruskin, staying authentically grassroots Varsity's Culture Editor delivers his verdict on an "incredibly worthwhile and needed contribution to cultural life in Cambridge."
"16.10.2016 14:00:01" varsity.co.uk It's time to stop funding climate change The University needs to divest from fossil fuels. Anything else is a failure, insists Sarah Howden Our university helps cause an estimated 400,000 deaths a year. Sarah Howden and the Zero Carbon Society want to put this to an end.
"16.10.2016 13:00:01" varsity.co.uk Girls need to know that it's OK to study science Emily Fishman wants a world where girls don't feel embarrassed to study traditionally 'male' subjects Should a girl really need to study an arts or humanities subject to be considered 'normal'?
"16.10.2016 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Black lives matter here too The UK's Black Lives Matter movement has every right to exist, says Moriyo Aiyeola "We need less watered down unity and more active solidarities with us, Black people, unwaveringly, in defence of our humanity."
"16.10.2016 11:00:01" varsity.co.uk Varsity Introducing: Sophia Gatzionis Instagramming novelist Sophia Gatzionis chats to Anna Jennings about using social media as a literary platform, princesses and Anne of Green Gables It turns out that emojis and Instagram are all you need to enjoy the empowerment of self-publication, as Anna Jennings discovered in this week's interview.
"16.10.2016 10:29:23" varsity.co.uk Bouattia accused of 'outright racism' by MPs Government anti-Semitism report also accuses the NUS President of not taking anti-Semitism “sufficiently seriously” The report has been welcome by the Union of Jewish Students, but the NUS criticised it as "partial and inaccurate"
"16.10.2016 09:00:01" varsity.co.uk Why getting women in STEM is a feminist issue CUSU Women's Officer Audrey Sebatindira tells us why more work is needed to get women into science Increasing numbers isn't enough – we need to tackle prejudices in STEM at the root, argues Audrey Sebatindira.
"16.10.2016 08:00:00" varsity.co.uk How has the Higher Education Bill been received? The Higher Education and Research Bill has been in public circulation for seven months now and numerous organisations, from universities to unions, have weighed in with their opinions Does the university experience risk becoming "a privilege to be paid for purely for the benefit of your future employer?"
"15.10.2016 19:00:00" varsity.co.uk The font of all knowledge? Probably Calibri… With the simpler days of popcorn-scented gel pens a distant memory, Will Hall takes a tour of typography We all know that the real font of our childhood was Wingdings, right?
"15.10.2016 18:00:00" varsity.co.uk 'It's exhausting living as the other': FLY co-founder talks race in Cambridge The discussion and poetry panel accused Cambridge feminism of being 'racist' and 'all about white people' The panel condemned Cambridge's continued "oppressive environment" for black women students.
"15.10.2016 17:00:01" varsity.co.uk Leaving our Troubles at home: Ireland at the Euros Northern Ireland fan Ted Mackey looks at the contrasting behaviour of fans from the Emerald Isle and those from England and Russia Our sources can confirm that Will Grigg is indeed still on fire.
"15.10.2016 16:13:32" varsity.co.uk Review: The Habit of Art Thomas O'Connor greatly enjoyed the ADC's witty performance of Alan Bennett's play-within-a-play 4 Stars "The boundaries between innocence and temptation are blurred beyond recognition," enthuses Thomas O'Connor.
"15.10.2016 15:00:00" varsity.co.uk 40 per cent of teachers never suggest Oxbridge Access campaigns aimed at encouraging more applications from disadvantaged backgrounds don't seem to be having the desired effect Misconception and fear continue to plague Oxbridge applications from disadvantaged groups.
"15.10.2016 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk Science's Nobel women: The stars that history forgot Emma Li profiles some of the many female scientists history has forgotten You've probably heard of the name Hubble, but how about Leavitt or Payne-Gaposchkin?
"15.10.2016 13:00:01" varsity.co.uk Universities told to improve access for disadvantaged students Government-requested report says combating socio-economic disadvantage is key factor in boosting higher education access Socio-economic and ethnic disparities still loom large for access schemes across the country.
"15.10.2016 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk A Great Brexit Britain could learn a lot from Berlin The Germans shape their future based on a critical view of the past while we revel in self-congratulation, argues Sarah Sheard Sarah Sheard reminds us that winners write history but not necessarily the future.
"15.10.2016 11:00:03" varsity.co.uk Beyond the Higher Education Bill: Here are the changes you may have missed The Higher Education and Research Bill has caused controversy, but many of the major changes to education in recent years have been implemented without a vote Have tuition fee rises been boxed up and secretively stowed away?
"15.10.2016 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Rihanna and Artemis: classical casts meet contemporary art at RECASTING Jade Cuttle explores the current exhibition at the Faculty of Classics, which playfully explores the relationship between antiquity and contemporary art The RECASTING exhibition is classical but certainly not antiquated.
"15.10.2016 09:00:02" varsity.co.uk 'This month is about being unapologetically black' Black History Month is celebrated in October and November every year. Nadine Batchelor-Hunt explains why it's important for institutions like the University of Cambridge should acknowledge their racist past Ours is a society that has a constant lack of awareness and consideration for the struggle of black people, writes Nadine Batchelor-Hunt.
"15.10.2016 08:00:03" varsity.co.uk News in Brief, week 2 King's drinking societies, the gender pay gap and singing mice – stories from in and around Cambridge over the past week Who knew that any King's student could even attempt to be so exclusivist?
"14.10.2016 19:00:00" varsity.co.uk Sorority Noise at The Portland Arms Columnist Perdi Higgs reviews Conneticut-based emo/pop/punk band at The Portland Arms The band "proceeded to break both my eardrums, but honestly I kind of enjoyed it."
"14.10.2016 18:00:00" varsity.co.uk In a post-ironic world, who or what is Harambe? The insincere hyperbole with which the gorilla is mourned has something to tell us about ourselves, suggests James Snell James Snell tries to make sense of online aping and post-ironic humour.
"14.10.2016 17:00:04" varsity.co.uk Review: The Last Five Years Thomas O'Connor was moved by the Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society's strong performances, but highlights room for improvement in backstage elements of the show 3 Stars For musical fabulousness with none of the cheese.
"14.10.2016 16:00:01" varsity.co.uk The 'leaky pipeline' of women in science Devina Shah explores why the number of women in science dramatically drops above undergraduate level Gender inequality in the laboratory is by no means a fossilised relic of the past.
"14.10.2016 15:00:05" varsity.co.uk Cambridge bars and pubs enjoy biggest freshers' boost in the country Cantabs biggest boozers as first week spending outstrips Oxford, Leeds and Manchester Yet another instance of Cambridge's superiority over Oxford.
"14.10.2016 14:00:01" varsity.co.uk A declining Poland needs to find its identity Recent attempts to ban abortion are part of a wave of populism leaving young liberals feeling uneasy, says Joanna Banasik A young Polish expat picks apart the prevailing populism of her home country.
"14.10.2016 13:00:01" varsity.co.uk University Press caught in Delhi copyright clash Reprographics business battles with CUP and OUP over course texts after court victory last month A case of colonial undertones, or just sheer CUPidity?
"14.10.2016 12:00:01" varsity.co.uk Gerard Lyons: Now we have to make Brexit work Christian Harvey talks to Boris Johnson's former advisor about the difficulties and opportunities of Brexit, and the challenges that lie ahead for the UK's capital city "It's sad to see young people drawn by the lure of the city and abandon their own value structure.”
"14.10.2016 11:00:01" Timeline Photos Cartoon by Ben Brown
"14.10.2016 10:00:06" varsity.co.uk Labour push for student voices to be heard in government's higher education shake-up MPs Roberta Blackman-Woods and Wes Streeting proposed amendments to ensure students are involved in rating universities Speak up, students!
"14.10.2016 09:30:02" varsity.co.uk Confident CULNC cruise to victory CULNC's combination of experience and raw fresher talent was the key to their 43-23 win over Loughborough University, writes Danny Wittenberg It was a sensational start to the season for Cambridge's women netball team.
"14.10.2016 09:00:02" varsity.co.uk Stallholder quit Freshers' Fair after racist abuse Graduate careers website Milkround left on first morning after incident Milkround left on Tuesday morning and did not return.
"14.10.2016 06:36:10" Timeline Photos The latest issue of Varsity is out today!
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"13.10.2016 17:14:52" varsity.co.uk Trash Talk, episode two: Food Waste warrior Kate Emden returns with tales of Tupperware and travel mugs How do you get your drunk food, when you're morally opposed to styrofoam?
Kate Emden continues her series on reducing waste - this week, it's food
"13.10.2016 16:00:01" varsity.co.uk Robert Harris: 'Reality is often more bizarre than anything you could make up' The novelist, formerly a journalist and one-time Union president, speaks out about nearly being sent down for anti-Royal rhetoric Our former editor spoke about his time at Cambridge, including being told off by his DoS for criticising Prince Philip.
"13.10.2016 14:00:51" varsity.co.uk University essentials: self-care Freshers' Week is enough to exhaust even the most robust among us; Alex Ridley shares her tips to get you bouncing back in record time Suffering from Freshers' flu or FOMO? Alex Ridley is here to help.
"13.10.2016 10:00:01" varsity.co.uk Album Review: Bon Iver – 22, A Million 5 Stars Fionn Connolly sings the praises of Bon Iver's new album.
"12.10.2016 18:00:10" varsity.co.uk London Fashion Week: the Highlights In the last of her series of articles on the London Fashion Week, Robyn Schaffer chooses her highlights Stay in the know with Robyn Schaffer's takeaways from London Fashion Week.
"12.10.2016 17:00:11" varsity.co.uk Autumn Openings Rosie Best takes us through the top upcoming releases Sitting comfortably? Our reviews editor Rosie Best takes us through the films you can't miss this Autumn.
"12.10.2016 16:00:00" varsity.co.uk From Cindies to Tokyo: Konbinis, onigiris, and very white bread Anna Hollingsworth details her first encounter with the inescapable 'konbini': the Japanese supermarket. In her first column, Anna Hollingsworth reports on the weird and wonderful to be found in Japanese supermarkets.
"12.10.2016 15:00:00" varsity.co.uk Rogue Sport of the Week: Quidditch with Sarah Christie Keir Baker quizzes the Cambolts' Secretary about quotas, Quaffles and Quidditch As if Cambridge needed to feel any more like Hogwarts.
"12.10.2016 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk Literature and the literati: On not judging a book by its cover In her first column, Alice Chilcott explores the impulses that drive our literary first impressions It's what's on the inside that counts.
"12.10.2016 13:00:01" varsity.co.uk Lesson 2: You can't always find boyfriends on the metro Our columnist Mini Smith is learning on her year abroad that the City of Love doesn't always deliver French men are like croissants: flaky and unsubstantial.
"12.10.2016 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Cycling career switch pays off for Cambridge graduate Strong performances over the summer have given Clare graduate Laura Massey a shot at professional cycling She's making her professional debut – at the World Championships this weekend
"12.10.2016 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Getting the balance right Adam Parkes explores golfing fashion, and whether or not it can be modernised at the expense of tradition. From preppy to practical, Adam Parkes analyses the sartorial history of golfing attire.
"12.10.2016 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Cambridge theatre: What's on this term This Michaelmas, the Cambridge theatre scene will once again bring forth a wide variety of plays and sketch shows to suit almost any viewer's tastes Your definitive guide to the Cambridge theatre scene this term.
"12.10.2016 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk Newnham student enjoys European goalball success They may have missed out on Rio 2016, but Sarah Leiter and her teammates showed their strength in Portugal last week Congratulations to Sarah Leiter and her Team GB teammates on their victory.
"12.10.2016 08:00:00" varsity.co.uk The Art of Art: Intimidation, fear, and the word 'nice' Bea Hannay-Young ruminates upon anxiety about accessibility in the world of art. You don't have to be an expert to have a valid opinion on Art, says Bea Hannay-Young.
"11.10.2016 18:00:00" varsity.co.uk Spotlight On: Competition – the eco-racing challenge International scientific and engineering competitions can provide great experience when looking for a career in the STEM industries In case you weren't already feeling inadequate, a bunch of students have built a solar-powered car.
"11.10.2016 16:00:01" varsity.co.uk Debating the future of Class Lists Lisa Jin, Keir Murison and Jack Drury give their views on the future of publicly displayed results An avenue of agency and choice, or part of a toxic ranking culture? Three Cambridge students make the case for their sides of the Class Lists debate.
"11.10.2016 14:46:00" varsity.co.uk Creepy Cambridgeshire clown punched as police issue warning about craze The 'clowning' frenzy spreads to Cambridge as local clowns and fancy dress shops implore people to 'clown responsibly' No more clowning around – a Peterborough man claims he punched a clown after they jumped out at him on Monday night. Police and local businesses have condemned the creepy copycat craze.
"11.10.2016 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk Top five sport films Keir Baker provides us with his all-time favourite sporting films Invictus and Bend It Like Beckham feature in our selection of all-time great sports films.
"11.10.2016 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk Bake Off, Epsiode Six & Seven – a two-tier review From botanical wonders to devilish deserts, Anna Hollingsworth reviews the latest two episodes of Bake Off. With just six contestants left in the game, every detail counts in the GBBO.
"11.10.2016 11:49:23" varsity.co.uk Fees and grants guarantee for EU students extended European students who begin courses in 2017 will be able to access the same student finance they can currently EU students starting courses in 2017 will be able to receive full funding, the government has announced.
"11.10.2016 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk From fresher to maturity Top of Anna Campbell's second-year resolutions? Cut the cost of the coffee bill Read about one student's journey from fresher naivety to the wisdom of second year... or maybe not.
"11.10.2016 09:45:42" varsity.co.uk BREAKING: CUAFL Cuppers draw released 24 college teams are vying for the opportunity to play at Grange Road Can favourites Fitz or Robinson prevail, or will the 'giantkillers' of Girton strike again?
"11.10.2016 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Pride and Prejudice Frances Myatt enjoyed the laughs, but suggests that some of the novel's subtleties were missed out in Simon Reade's theatrical adaptation Simon Reade's focus on creating a comic production sacrificed some of Austen's subtleties for humour, writes Frances Myatt.
"11.10.2016 08:00:00" varsity.co.uk Comings and goings Columnist Robyn Schaffer takes us through some of most important artistic changes to major fashion brands The past year has seen the status quo shaken in the fashion world.
"10.10.2016 19:00:01" varsity.co.uk CURUFC sign professional winger from Bristol Rugby The addition of Charlie Amesbury to the Light Blues' squad could help CURUFC reverse the long-standing Oxford domination of the Varsity match in December Cambridge rugby has been bolstered with a touch of professional class.
"10.10.2016 18:25:42" varsity.co.uk CUSU sides with Homerton students to oppose bus change Council voted to back a petition against changes to the Uni4 bus service CUSU Council has voted to oppose proposed changes to the controversial Uni4 bus service, after a petition by Homerton students.
"10.10.2016 18:00:00" varsity.co.uk Preview: Pinefish We sat down with Footlight Ruby Keane to talk about her debut hour of stand-up, Pinefish How to describe Pinefish? A) Surreal, intimate, unpredictable, or
B) Jesus Christ Superstar – up to you to decide!
"10.10.2016 17:12:59" varsity.co.uk Warnings issued after man attempts to grab student near Selwyn Several Senior Tutors have issued safety notices after a man on a bicycle tried to grab a runner near Grange Road Several Senior Tutors have issued warnings after a man attempted to “grab” a runner.
"10.10.2016 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk Opinion: Should science serve nation-states' interests? Jon Wall looks at whether we should be alarmed at what scientific research does Varsity Science Editor Jon Wall explores whether scientific exploration can ever occur unaccompanied by political exigencies.
"10.10.2016 16:00:00" varsity.co.uk If history has taught us anything, it's that it's time to ditch the nukes Seán Thór-Herron looks at the consequences of scientific innovation An examination of the MAD nature of nuclear weapons.
"10.10.2016 15:15:00" varsity.co.uk Cambridge graduate Oliver Hart wins Nobel Prize Hart, a former fellow who attended the university in the 1960s, has won the prestigious Nobel Prize in Economics Cambridge's tally of affiliated Nobel Prize laureates now stands at 96, 31 higher than the University of Oxford.
"10.10.2016 15:00:01" varsity.co.uk Restaurant: Six Four stars Culinary comforts perched atop the Varsity hotel, Six is a positive new addition to Cambridge's food scene.
"10.10.2016 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk Coming out at Cambridge Six self-identifying LGBT+ students talk to Varsity about their varying experiences with 'coming out' Coming out at university can be a daunting experience. We asked six self-identifying LGBT+ students to share how coming out has impacted their time at Cambridge.
"10.10.2016 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk Music highlights this week Events and shows this week in and around Cambridge A few highlights from this week's Cambridge music shows.
"10.10.2016 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Surly retirement: Tyson Fury's greatest act yet Devarshi Lodhia tries to understand the enigma that is the Furious One "The Gypsy King has always been somewhat of an oddity – an outsider even in an outsider's sport."
"10.10.2016 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Preview: The Habit of Art “Bennett at peak Bennett”: Varsity gets a sneak peak into next week's exciting ADC mainshow The Habit of Art A chance to see the slob that W.H. Auden really was at the ADC this week.
"10.10.2016 10:30:00" Timeline Photos Cartoon by Ben Brown
"10.10.2016 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Book: Septimania Following a long tradition of Cambridge-centric novels, Toby Salisbury reviews Septimania, the story of a failing Trinity organ scholar Jonathan Levi's Cambridge-centred work follows in the footsteps of the likes of Geoffrey Chaucer and E.M. Forster, writes Toby Salisbury.
"10.10.2016 08:00:00" varsity.co.uk Cambridge: a lesson in pop culture Do Chariots of Fire and The Theory of Everything encapsulate the Cambridge experience? Anna Hollingsworth explores the fiction versus the reality. Let's be honest, who hasn't wanted to be in that John's May Ball scene in The Theory of Everything?
"09.10.2016 19:00:00" varsity.co.uk Autumn album favourites A season to remember Perdi Higgs recommends some necessities for an autumnal musical transition.
"09.10.2016 18:00:00" varsity.co.uk Top 5 films to see this week Rosie Best guides us through the best ways to procrastinate this week. Rosie Best suggests the five best releases on the big screen this week.
"09.10.2016 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk Fashion for Brown Leaves Anna Hollingsworth tells us her sartorial expectations for the following months Winter is coming...
"09.10.2016 16:00:00" varsity.co.uk CUAFL Premier League set for dramatic opening weekend The recently released fixture for the top tier of Cambridge's college football league has thrown up some intriguing opening day match-ups There's an exciting season ahead for Cambridge's Premier League. Check out all the details here, plus Varsity Sport's predictions
"09.10.2016 15:00:00" varsity.co.uk Review – Nina Conti: In Your Face 'Conti is perhaps a victim of her own success', writes Theo Demolder on Nina Conti's ventriloquist performance at the Corn Exchange “I'll cut the shit and get the monkey out.”
"09.10.2016 14:37:10" Varsity Freshers' Squash Varsity Freshers' Squash Varsity is Cambridge's independent student newspaper, pursuing quality journalism since 1947.
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"09.10.2016 14:00:01" varsity.co.uk Scan it, print it, wear it In the first article of her column, Flora Walsh explores 3D printing and how it's being used by the fashion industry Could we see 3D fashion in a Primark any time soon?
"09.10.2016 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk Film: Deepwater Horizon With a focus on the man-made nature of disaster, Deepwater Horizon attempts to grapple with humanity but loses touch with its characters 3.5 stars "A stunningly visceral disaster movie which captures the brutal trauma of the 2010 disaster."
"09.10.2016 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Varsity Introducing: Emma Veares Artist Emma Veares talks to Anna Jennings about her fascination with light, experimentations with process, and why sometimes you don't need to be trying to say something "I don't care what people think as long as they're just looking at it, thinking about it in a different way."
"09.10.2016 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Wild Beasts: 'This record was almost like critic-bait' Tom Fleming talks to Patrick Wernham about their new record, masculinity, and what exactly success means for the Cumbrian indie band "It's not an intellectual exercise, though – it's a full-on rock n' roll record” – Wild Beasts' Tom Fleming on their new record.
"09.10.2016 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Jesus under renewed pressure to return looted bronze cockerel The Okukor, taken from Benin in 1897, has been in storage since the Jesus College Students' Union passed a motion in favour of repatriation "It is like tracking down a thief who has stolen your car, only for him to tell you that you can't have it back because there is a risk it might get stolen again" said Prince Akenzua.
"09.10.2016 09:00:01" varsity.co.uk Robbers aren't the only ones victimising Kim K 'Sexually and empowered and rich as fuck', Kardashian should be celebrated, writes columnist Anna Fitzpatrick "Slut-shaming functions as a means of controlling women, who are told by society that they are props, not protagonists, in a sexual story."
"09.10.2016 08:00:00" varsity.co.uk Land of the rising sun: sexuality in Japan In her first column, Anna Ellis-Rees explores the pornographic and the public during her year in Japan. Japan is a nation of paradoxical extremes when it comes to sexuality, writes Anna Ellis-Rees in her first column.
"08.10.2016 19:00:01" varsity.co.uk High, low and everything in between In a powerful new series, Nadini Mitra delves into the violence and turbulence of Summer 2016 Brexit, Trump, Islamophobia... will 2016 go down in history as the summer of discontent?
"08.10.2016 18:00:00" varsity.co.uk How to adult: lessons learned by a pretend Parisienne Lesson one: it's hard Mini Smith sets the Seine for her year abroad in Paris.
"08.10.2016 17:00:01" varsity.co.uk All Quiet on the Northern Line: trying Tube Talk Will Hall attempts to speak to strangers on the tube, with mixed and sometimes odd results Is the new Tube Chat initiative an expedition into a conversational No Man's Land?
"08.10.2016 16:00:00" varsity.co.uk In at the deep end If the thought of your first supervision makes your hands and knees shake, don't fret; Hannah Fytche explains how to come out on top Hannah Fytche gives her tips to all freshers on how to stay academically afloat in Cambridge.
"08.10.2016 15:00:02" varsity.co.uk Tea breaks and tedium? A (forward) defence of Test cricket Tom Higgins Toon argues that the cricketing world must ensure it preserves its most traditional format These are testing times for the five-day format, but Tom Higgins Toon insists Test cricket is still the pinnacle of the game.
"08.10.2016 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk Don't let stereotypes put you off Cambridge politics Enjoy listening to star speakers and socialising, suggests Nicholas Taylor, without worrying about the reaction "We are given fantastic opportunities at Cambridge. Let's not waste them."
"08.10.2016 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk Freshaaaas: the golden week The highs and lows of the rollercoaster that is Freshers' Week, as told by Molly Biddell YOFO. Yes, You're Only Freshers Once. That's right.
"08.10.2016 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Our self-inflicted Brexit wound now needs healing Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner promises to try to steer us off this 'foolish, dangerous path' Three months after the vote on 23rd June, Daniel Zeichner MP is "even more certain that the country is on course for a dreadful and unnecessary self-inflicted wound."
"08.10.2016 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk What's on this week This week promises new exhibitions at the Fitzwilliam Museum as well as 'Drink and Draw' at Hot Numbers Coffee All you need to know about the Cambridge cultural scene this week.
"08.10.2016 10:00:01" varsity.co.uk Exclusive: Your DoS probably hates you Ever wondered what your DoS is thinking? James Watkins pens a satirical reveal into those brilliant and impenetrable minds N.B.: Varsity hopes that all incoming freshers have the best starts possible to their Cambridge careers.
"08.10.2016 08:00:00" varsity.co.uk Labour's drunken love will lead to a long hangover 'Knitted Jeremy', anyone? The Corbynites' angry online presence at the Labour Annual Conference appalls Martha O'Neil Or how about the return of Tony?
"07.10.2016 18:00:00" varsity.co.uk China's new sea lab: a political or scientific endeavour? China's plans for a new research facility threaten to upset the balance of power in Southeast Asia, says Zi Shen Zi Ran Shen analyses the consequences of when scientific inquiry collides with geopolitical rivalry.
"07.10.2016 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk Bouattia condemns Higher Education Bill and calls upon students to support academic strikes NUS President says students haven't been enthusiastic enough about UCU strikes Malia Bouattia has urged students to express support and solidarity for university staff on strike.
"07.10.2016 16:30:00" varsity.co.uk It's not my fault – is it? Why is it that most victims of sexual assault struggle with feelings of guilt post-attack? Warning: This article contains content which some readers may find distressing.
An anonymous student speaks of being sexually assaulted by one of her close friends – and the feelings of guilt that she experienced afterwards
"07.10.2016 16:02:02" varsity.co.uk Why has the U.S. media failed to challenge Trump? Former Head of News at the BBC Roger Mosey examines the tycoon's extraordinary manipulation The Master of Selwyn College and man Trump once called “a total lightweight who doesn't have a clue” inquires into the role of the media in The Donald's political ascent.
"07.10.2016 15:00:00" varsity.co.uk Vice-Chancellor defends freedom of speech in final annual address to University Borysiewicz says the “the best way to fight bad ideas is by deploying better ones” Borysiewicz rejected the idea that "universities are places where the right not to be offended takes precedence over freedom of expression.”
"07.10.2016 14:00:01" varsity.co.uk Why I stopped drinking to get drunk Cambridge drinking culture changed Emma Simkin as a person. “It's okay to stand your ground. Falling over drunk isn't for everyone.”
"07.10.2016 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk Local businesses fight road block plans Fitzbillies leads the fight against Cambridge City Deal Fitzbillies is among the businesses protesting the Cambridge City Deal proposals.
"07.10.2016 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Trash Talk, episode one: Can we live without waste? Join Kate Emden as she finds out whether she can live a life while producing zero waste Kate Emden strikes out to see if she can survive the 'Zero Waste' lifestyle.
"07.10.2016 11:00:01" varsity.co.uk Tories announce crackdown on foreign student numbers Seeking to placate the public on migration, Amber Rudd takes aim at overseas students The Home Secretary warned: “We won't win in the world if we don't do more to upskill our own workforce”.
"07.10.2016 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Convincing CUWLC sink Bath CUWLC's ability to control the game, even when a player down, allowed them to post a convincing 20-5 victory over the University of Bath in their first game of the season, writes Charlie Stone The Cambridge women's lacrosse team got their season off to a flying start.
"07.10.2016 09:00:01" varsity.co.uk October predicted to break bike theft record Cyclists are urged by Cambridgeshire police service to protect their bikes against potentially record high levels of thefts Have your D-locks ready.
"07.10.2016 08:00:00" varsity.co.uk Highest increase in Firsts awarded in over fifty years Nearly a third of exam Parts taken last year received the top grade, after a record-breaking increase Cambridge students are more likely than ever before to receive Firsts.
"07.10.2016 06:14:31" Timeline Photos The latest issue of Varsity is out today!
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"05.10.2016 17:35:42" varsity.co.uk Rogue Sport of the Week: Hammer throwing with Jacob Lange Sports Editor Keir Baker speaks to the Cambridge University Athletics Club second-team Captain about life as a hammer thrower This week, Varsity Sport finds out about perfected technique, high-protein diets, and why ballet dancers make good hammer throwers
"05.10.2016 14:15:01" varsity.co.uk No freshers turned up for Clare's consent workshop Women's Officer mourned “huge step backwards” after nobody attended compulsory meeting The workshop was scheduled for Tuesday morning, clashing with the opening of CUSU's Freshers' Fair.
"05.10.2016 14:00:01" varsity.co.uk May's grammar school proposals terrify the cross-party status quo The new and socially-mobile grammar school plan offers the best way to deliver fair and meritocratic education, argues James Watkins Education should be about social mobility and meritocracy, says James Watkins, and that is what Theresa May's new grammar schools can offer
"05.10.2016 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk A new beginning: starting university with Asperger's Martha Saunders introduces her column on mental health with a honest account of the challenges many women on the autistic spectrum face Our narrow perception of Asperger's Syndrome is painfully limiting, argues Martha Saunders.
"05.10.2016 11:00:01" Varsity Freshers' Squash Varsity Freshers' Squash Varsity is Cambridge's independent student newspaper, pursuing quality journalism since 1947.
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"05.10.2016 10:53:33" instagram.com Instagram photo by Varsity Cambridge • Oct 5, 2016 at 10:30am UTC See this Instagram photo by @varsitycambridge We're back at the Freshers' Fair today! Come find us inside Kelsey Kerridge.
"05.10.2016 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk No one has the right to choose a child's religion – least of all the state No child is born religious, but look beyond your student circles, says Carl Wikeley, and you'll see that many are still convinced parents have the power to enforce belief It is not for parents or the state to choose a child's religion, says Carl Wikeley
"05.10.2016 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk Canada golden at the World Cup of Hockey A closer than expected final between Canada and Europe added drama to the inaugural World Cup of Hockey tournament It was nail-biting at times, but the Canadians have continued their winning streak in the World Cup of Hockey
"04.10.2016 19:00:00" instagram.com Instagram photo by Varsity Cambridge • Oct 4, 2016 at 3:23pm UTC See this Instagram photo by @varsitycambridge We're on Instagram! Follow @varsitycambridge for insights and updates from the University of Cambridge's finest student newspaper.
"04.10.2016 17:00:04" varsity.co.uk Looking back on an Ultimate year With a new season on the horizon, members of the Cambridge University Ultimate Frisbee team recount the trials and tribulations that Strange Blue overcame last year It's been an eventful year for Cambridge's Ultimate Frisbee players. Find out what they've been getting up to here.
"04.10.2016 15:30:01" varsity.co.uk Bacteria Bouquet I: E. coli In the first of a new series looking at the strange world of microbiology, Zi Ran Shen examines the humble E. coli bacterium Without the humble friends in our guts, our lives would be significantly worse off.
"04.10.2016 13:45:31" varsity.co.uk Bridget Jones's Baby A sequel that matches the success of the first two movies, argues Genevieve Cox 4 stars All it takes is one sequel to ruin an entire series of movies...
"04.10.2016 13:30:01" varsity.co.uk Three Cam Alumni win Nobel Prize in Physics Their pioneering work on phase transitions won them the esteemed prize whose laureates include Albert Einstein and Paul Dirac David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz bring the number of prizes affiliated with the University up to ninety five, with thirty two being awarded in Physics.
"04.10.2016 12:30:00" varsity.co.uk Celebrating the gown As a new academic year begins, the gowns are back. But are they outdated or underrated? Walking or cycling through town in a gown is a bizarrely liberating and exhilarating experience.
"04.10.2016 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk From Woolf to Wordsworth Discover the literature in Cambridge, and Cambridge in literature With literary figures such as John Milton and Sylvia Plath finding their home in Cambridge, Charlie Stone takes us through the rich links between the city and literature over the centuries.
"04.10.2016 11:17:23" Varsity Freshers' Squash Varsity Freshers' Squash Varsity is Cambridge's independent student newspaper, pursuing quality journalism since 1947.
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"04.10.2016 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Album: Warpaint – Heads Up 3.5 Stars Warpaint's new album Heads Up is perfect for a bit of melancholy brooding at 2am, writes Caroline Thornham. Something to save for Week 5, perhaps?
"04.10.2016 10:26:58" Timeline Photos We're at the Cambridge University Students' Union (CUSU) Freshers' Fair! Come say hello, pick up a copy and find out how you can get involved with Cambridge's only independent student newspaper
"04.10.2016 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Arrivederci, Joe Hart, the reluctant pioneer Joe Hart may not have wanted to swap Manchester for Turin but he is doing British football a great favour, writes new columnist Jonty Leibowitz British football should shed its parochialism and make up for lost time on the European continent, argues Jonty Leibowitz.
"04.10.2016 09:30:00" varsity.co.uk Improved CURUFC edge tight Town v Gown thriller CURUFC recovered from early ill-discipline and lapses in concentration to put in a long-overdue attacking display to clinch a 29-26 victory over their local rivals, write Keir Baker and Nicolas Rousseau Cambridge held off their rivals to clinch a 29-26 victory.
"04.10.2016 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk Album: Glass Animals – How to Be a Human Being 4.5 Stars A portfolio of vivid vignettes that captures the essential element of humanity.
"04.10.2016 08:00:00" varsity.co.uk The Light Blues' Summer of Sport As another academic year begins, Keir Baker rounds up the Cambridge sporting stories you may have missed over the summer While most students embraced the opportunity for a rest, Cambridge's sports teams continued to give their all over the Long Vacation. Keir Baker brings us up to date with their exploits.
"03.10.2016 19:00:00" varsity.co.uk Taking a show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Alex Ridley, Assistant Producer of The Cambridge Amateur Dramatic Club's show Alice, recounts the excitement of going to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival The result was a truly magical hour of dancing and I can assure you I had no problem watching it over and over again 13 days in a row!
"03.10.2016 17:00:01" Timeline Photos This week's cartoon by Ben Brown.
Come find us inside Kelsey Kerridge for the Freshers' Fair tomorrow and Wednesday!
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"03.10.2016 14:10:00" varsity.co.uk Two Man Show preview Alice Chilcott reports on the award-winning Two Man Show by RashDash, which is coming to Cambridge Junction from Edinburgh and explores modern-day gender norms Feminism is not boring, but let's be clear that this is not two women on a stage talking about oppression.
"03.10.2016 13:00:01" varsity.co.uk When integration meets domination Agustin Ferrari-Braun deconstructs the new H&M advert Agustin Ferrari Braun isn't impressed by the latest H&M campaigns attempts to capitalise on female empowerment.
"03.10.2016 12:00:01" varsity.co.uk From Woolf to Wordsworth Discover the literature in Cambridge, and Cambridge in literature Go off the beaten track with these alternative Cambridge literary landmarks.
"03.10.2016 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk To the manner sworn: or How I learned to stop worrying and love the F-bomb Writing in his first column, Will Hall fears that the beauty of swearing is under threat from irreverent overuse Will Hall c**t see how anyone can resist the charms of a good old fashioned swear.
"03.10.2016 10:01:33" varsity.co.uk Album: Laura Jurd – Together, As One 4.5 Stars Karl Schwonik is impressed by Laura Judd's mature but modern jazz album that recalls the 'Bitches Brew' era of Miles Davis.
"03.10.2016 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk Access vs. democracy: the future internet Jake Scoones discusses how we can regulate the digital commons of the future The future may be online but we should prepare for the challenges it will pose, says Jake Scoones.
"03.10.2016 08:00:00" varsity.co.uk White privilege? Not for the Northern working class New columnist Roger Strachan reminds us that white working-class boys are the group least likely to go to university In his first column, Roger Strachan discusses the North-South divide of university politics.
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"02.10.2016 19:00:00" varsity.co.uk Cambridge Film Festival A preview of the best this year's festival has to offer The 2016 Cambridge Film Festival will take place from the 20th to 27th October at the Arts Picturehouse Cinema and select venues around the city.
"02.10.2016 18:00:00" varsity.co.uk Album: Angel Olsen – My Woman We should treasure a record this clever, yet so plainly enjoyable, says Patrick Wernham, reviewing Angel Olsen's latest album, My Woman 5 stars My Woman is the sound of Angel Olsen making her best album to date.
"02.10.2016 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk Bolivia's 'Taliban' miners have something to tell us When Eduardo Baptista escaped an exploding mountain, it got him thinking about how we make ourselves heard Eduardo Baptista recalls his encounter with violent protest in Bolivia –a country where truck drivers, farmers, and even teachers have all used the mountain side to extract concessions from their government.
"02.10.2016 16:00:01" varsity.co.uk Varsity Introducing: Hannah Fytche Anna Jennings chats to the Christian blogger about her recently-published book, God's Daughters. Hannah Fytche is second-year Theologian at Clare College – and a published author.
"02.10.2016 15:00:01" varsity.co.uk Choirs and Cambridge Part 2: Confessions of an Aca-holic Or: how I learned to stop worrying and love A Cappella in Cambridge I'd even mapped out my top five UCAS choices via a cappella before realising that was a terrible choice.
"02.10.2016 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk Varsity Summer Picks Olivia Childs highlights her favourite reviews of the summer Need a new show to binge this term? Varsity presents our top picks of the summer's TV and Films.
"02.10.2016 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk Class Lists: How the story unfolded Sam Harrison brings Varsity up to date on the controversial debate over the future of Class Lists, and notes how the parameters have radically shifted in the past six years Everything you need to know about the debate over the future of publicly displayed exam results.
"02.10.2016 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Now I realise my love for Labour's lost Longtime Labour supporter Anna Campbell considers whether her support may be more valuable elsewhere Anna Campbell looks elsewhere for answers as her faith in Labour slips.
"02.10.2016 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk The internet isn't neutral, and I like it Net neutrality would do nothing but slow down our web experience, says Zi Shen "The concept of net neutrality, while seemingly ideal, is naïve. Networks need discrimination to function"
"02.10.2016 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Down the rabbit hole: meet the Red Pillers For her first column, Anna Fitzpatrick sees how deep the weird world of internet woman-hating goes Groups teach women how to "Be The Patriarch", and theorise as to "why women lose interest in nice guys". Meet the 'Red Pillers'.
"02.10.2016 08:00:00" varsity.co.uk Analysis: Divided we stand? Political Editor Joe Robinson dissects what the Labour Party's divisions mean for CULC Our Political Editor, Joe Robinson, gives his take on what Labour's troubles mean for the party here in Cambridge and at the University
"01.10.2016 19:00:01" varsity.co.uk Staying cultured in Cambridge A freshers' guide to finding local music and the best gig locations Don't underestimate the importance of music when you are first arriving as a fresher, writes Perdi Higgs
"01.10.2016 17:00:03" varsity.co.uk The Prince is back and he's not going anywhere 2016's Machiavellian politics is all proving too much for squeaky-clean fresher columnist Martha O'Neill Our fresher columnist, Martha O'Neill, lays down the law on British politics
"01.10.2016 16:30:01" varsity.co.uk Childhood regression Bella Bonner-Evans reviews Molly Goddard's and Shrimp's collections for the London Fashion Week Bella Bonner-Evans reflects on Molly Goddard's childlike collections at London Fashion Week.
"01.10.2016 16:00:01" varsity.co.uk To understand Trump, don't forget Poland The lurch towards the radical right isn't only in the Anglosphere, Anna Jennings discovered on her travels Trump and Brexit are not the only or the first events in a slide towards more radical, right-wing politics, argues Anna Jennings
"01.10.2016 16:00:00" varsity.co.uk What's on this week Cultural events in Cambridge that you can't afford to miss this week ARCSOC, Nina Conti and Illuminated Manuscripts – our guide to a week of Cambridge culture
"01.10.2016 15:00:01" varsity.co.uk No, the Labour Party doesn't own feminism – but Theresa May is a feminist only for the few CULC Co-Chair Imogen Shaw argues that feminism cannot be a get out of jail free card for powerful women Can you genuinely call yourself a feminist if you're only interested in furthering the rights of certain, frequently already more advantaged women?
"01.10.2016 14:01:27" varsity.co.uk Don't be cowed by the Cambridge Theatre scene – I was, and I regret it Do not be deterred by set-backs, or the fear that you're not good enough for Cambridge theatre, says Sarah Wilson Getting into Cambridge theatre can be intimidating, but don't let that put you off.
"01.10.2016 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk Ban fails to rid Cambridge of punt touts Enforcement of the City Council's banning order has been patchy Two weeks after the ban came into place, punt touts can still be seen up and down King's Parade
"01.10.2016 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk The net neutrality battle Fast lanes for some, slow lanes for most Should internet service providers be able to manipulate the speed of your connection for commercial reasons?
"01.10.2016 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Democracy: the key ingredient left out of Class Lists decision Both Save The Class List and academics who spoke to Varsity expressed concern about lack of consultation Students wish that CUSU had consulted them. Academics wish that the University had consulted them. What's missing?
"01.10.2016 10:00:09" varsity.co.uk Why consent workshops are the most important part of Fresher's Week Consent workshops at Cambridge are a relatively new phenomenon. Anna Walker looks at their impact. If you are a woman starting university in the UK in 2016, there is a 1 in 3 chance that you will be sexually assaulted before you graduate.
"01.10.2016 09:00:48" varsity.co.uk Borysiewicz praises record-breaking £210 million fundraising in final annual address Vice-Chancellor also highlighted need for post-Brexit collaboration as he prepares to bid farewell to Cambridge “I have felt privileged to be entrusted, by this very community, with the leadership of one of the world's greatest institutions. And though in a year's time I will be handing that responsibility over to my excellent successor, I will never cease to feel
"01.10.2016 08:00:01" varsity.co.uk News in Brief: Week 0 Sleep deprivation, whale skeletons, rising racism, and the secret to long life The little stories you shouldn't miss this week!
"30.09.2016 18:00:02" varsity.co.uk In Review: England's Summer of Rugby Ben Cisneros begins his new column by examining English rugby's performance over the summer There was a lot for English rugby fans to be happy about this summer, but there are still challenges ahead.
"30.09.2016 17:39:59" varsity.co.uk Breaking: Selwyn College blocks condoms from Freshers' packs Senior Tutor bans staple contraceptives in welcome pack for incoming students BREAKING: Selwyn College's Senior Tutor has blocked its JCR from including condoms in Freshers' packs, according to a leaked email.
"30.09.2016 17:00:02" varsity.co.uk CULC reacts to Corbyn's victory Joe Robinson and Olivia Barber report on the division in Cambridge Universities Labour Club over the national party's future prospects The Cambridge Universities Labour Club is as divided as the national party over what to do about Corbyn.
"30.09.2016 14:00:01" varsity.co.uk Mark Watson: 'I had no idea what university was for' In anticipation of the book-signing for his latest novel, the former Queens' student spoke to Varsity about his work as a novelist and comedian “People say that the busier you are, the better you get at organising yourself, and that's how it was for me.”
"30.09.2016 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk Long Read: Poland's artistic blossoming, and Cambridge's comfortable stagnation Cambridge students ought to start reflecting on their cultural comfort and historical fixity, says Jon Cooper Jon Cooper travelled to Poland to reflect upon the influence of the Holocaust on his family, and found a rich artistic scene with much to teach Cambridge.
"30.09.2016 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk Academics seek student input prior to Class Lists decision Senior academics have spoken out against the university's moves to abolish Class Lists, calling for further discussion Professor David Abulafia said it is “vital to preserve the competitive tables that set out which colleges are succeeding best in which subjects.”
"30.09.2016 12:00:01" varsity.co.uk Over £300: the incidental cost of gowns, photos and drinks in Freshers' Week Hidden costs quickly stack, as freshers splash out on paraphernalia and partying Costs for Freshers' Week extras can add up to over £300, a Varsity investigation has found.
"30.09.2016 11:00:01" varsity.co.uk NUS President accused of 'anti-Semitic rhetoric' by student leaders Three NUS vice-presidents are among the 44 signatories of an open letter claiming that Jewish students' concerns have been repeatedly 'dismissed' Malia Bouattia has come under fire again over concerns she has not taken anti-Semitism concerns seriously.
"30.09.2016 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Faith schools can thrive if their dark dogma dies out However good their academic results are, there's no excuse for Catholic schools not teaching how to put on a condom, argues Matthew Wilson There's nothing wrong with faith schools teaching their own values and beliefs. But schools don't have the right to deny children the ability to make informed life choices.
"30.09.2016 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk Female Cambridge grads earn £5,000 less than men Male leavers bag 22 per cent more pay as they opt for high-paying sectors A new report has revealed a wide gender pay gap between Cambridge graduates, as male students opt for high-paying sectors.
"30.09.2016 08:00:00" varsity.co.uk Clinical Loughborough leave Cambridge craving a cutting edge A 38-5 loss to a potent Loughborough outfit showed CURUFC the importance of turning territory and possession into points, write Keir Baker and Harry Prudden Preparations for December's Varsity match against Oxford got off to a stuttering start last night.
"30.09.2016 06:43:57" Timeline Photos The first issue of Varsity for this academic year is out today!
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"29.09.2016 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk The A to Z of missing Cambridge: Part 3 – the finale Nostalgia starting to fade as the prospect of the new academic year becomes more real? Not so fast – Anna Hollingsworth is back with the final dose of things to miss about Cambridge Not much longer left now!
"29.09.2016 12:00:01" varsity.co.uk Book: Nutshell Ian McEwan's latest offering is a biazarre yet masterful retelling of a classic, from a rather different perspective, says Cornelius Dieckmann Nutshell explores one of the world's most famous stories, from within the womb.
"29.09.2016 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Debunking the stereotypes As an incoming fresher, you've probably heard the myths and horror stories. Emily Fishman separates fact from fiction No, we don't all just sit around discussing Marx. Yes, some of us have social lives.
"28.09.2016 19:00:00" varsity.co.uk London Fashion Week: The shows The second part of a series, Robyn Schaffer takes us behind the scenes as an intern at LFW, where she gained exclusive entry into one of the world's most mysterious industries. What's it like to intern at the biggest event in British fashion? Robyn Schaffer reveals all.
"28.09.2016 15:30:00" varsity.co.uk Rogue sport of the week: Cheerleading with Maisie Payne Keir Baker goes for a 'C' and a 'H' and an 'A' and a 'T' about cheerleading with the Cambridge Cougars' Communications Officer Varsity Sport continues its look at under-the-radar Cambridge sports. This week: cheerleading.
"28.09.2016 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk Bake Off, Episode Five – pastry week panic From sheer perfection to soggy bottoms, Anna Hollingsworth analyses the latest installment of GBBO. The last soggy bottom of GBBO as we know it? Anna Hollingsworth weighs in on the highs and lows of pastry week.
"27.09.2016 18:30:02" varsity.co.uk Theresa May is putting legacy before learning The new PM's proposed grammar school solutions betray her desire for “the grand”, not “the grind”, argues Harry Robertson The government is ignoring evidence by pushing for a return to grammar schools.
"27.09.2016 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk From China with love: CUAFC on tour The Light Blues' summer tour out East was a tough but rewarding experience They may not have won, but the Light Blue footie players still had lots to proud of.
"27.09.2016 08:00:01" varsity.co.uk Everything we know about Cambridge's next Vice-Chancellor, Stephen Toope Toope loves capital-D Drama, focuses on student experience and had a remarkable career in human rights law He's known as 'Toope Lion', loves theatrics and is pretty pro-free speech – meet Cambridge's new Vice-Chancellor.
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"26.09.2016 16:07:10" varsity.co.uk Cambridge announces Stephen Toope as its next Vice-Chancellor Canadian human rights specialist is to succeed Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz in October of next year Stephen Toope will be the next Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge.
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"25.09.2016 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk Modern evil or freedom from the press? Seán Thór-Herron asks whether reaching for the unfollow button is a reasonable response to social media politics How useful is social media in helping us form our political opinions? Should we be reaching for the unfollow button?
"25.09.2016 15:00:01" varsity.co.uk Do British arts have a future outside of Europe? A Britain of flourishing creativity is a “hugely optimistic assumption”, argues Bea Hannay-Young British hegemony in the arts was our cultural vehicle towards European integration, says Bea Hannay-Young.
"25.09.2016 13:00:01" varsity.co.uk 'You have the right to remain silent' – on national anthems and national identity With Colin Kaepernick's actions continuing to provoke heated debate, Tom Higgins Toon argues that no athlete should feel obliged to sing their national anthem There are valid reasons for remaining silent, and those who choose to do so should not fear retribution, argues Tom Higgins Toon.
"25.09.2016 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Fame – The Musical A colourful production with funny moments and strong dancing, but not without its problems, writes Thomas O'Connor 3 Stars Fame - The Musical at the ADC didn't quite hit all the high notes, writes Thomas O'Connor.
"24.09.2016 17:00:01" varsity.co.uk Dreadlocks, Marc Jacobs and white privilege White designers sell minority culture as a commodity to privileged customers – under the guise of artistic license, says Emma Simkin The modelling industry tells us that being beautiful means being white, argues Emma Simkin
"24.09.2016 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Not just bigots: We need to listen to populists It's all too easy to dismiss working people's concerns, writes Sam Harrison, but we would do much better to learn from them We must not dismiss the recent rise in populism, says Sam Harrison
"24.09.2016 09:30:00" varsity.co.uk Cambridge tops Sunday Times league table for fourth year Rankings released on Sunday will see Cambridge complete a clean sweep of major UK rankings this year If you haven't been adequately ego-stroked by university rankings yet, you never will be.
"23.09.2016 17:00:01" varsity.co.uk Inspiration for the introverted fresher You don't have to be a party animal to enjoy Freshers' Week, says Nicole Rossides Worried that you'll freeze up while introducing yourself? Nicole Rossides offers up some tips on how to make the most of Freshers' Week
"23.09.2016 15:00:00" varsity.co.uk Should we be cowed into surrendering our privacy? Beefed up surveillance powers could be the next big controversy to hit the news, suggests Shudong Li What has been the cost of allowing Google to generate a snapshot of our public and sometimes private spaces?
"23.09.2016 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk Choirs and Cambridge Part 1: An ode to a lost voice To have sung and lost, or to have never sung at all? In the first instalment of our series on choirs, Jon Wall mourns the loss of his prepubescent singing voice
"22.09.2016 18:00:21" varsity.co.uk Cambridge University criticises government's Higher Education bill The University joined the Russell Group and Universities UK in condemning aspects of the government's planned changes to Higher Education The government's plans for a new Office for Students would mean "an unprecedented extension of powers", according to the University of Cambridge.
"22.09.2016 15:00:00" varsity.co.uk Hannibal's sartorial storytelling Deciphering the codes behind a show that challenges the way fashion is usually used in movies and series Agustin Ferrari-Braun re-visits a series in which the clothes characters wear weaves their personal narratives.
"22.09.2016 13:00:01" varsity.co.uk Malia Bouattia accused of 'once again' failing Jewish students Union of Jewish Students officer said NUS president uses “oppression” of Jewish students as a “political stick to beat them with”, after she claimed recent controversies have been beneficial The NUS President has been accused of using Jewish oppression “as a wave to ride on”, following a recent interview.
"21.09.2016 20:01:03" varsity.co.uk Oxford tops THE rankings as Cambridge stalls Last of the three major international ranking tables this year is the first to put Oxford ahead of its traditional rival Oxford has become the first UK uni to top a respected world ranking since 2011, as Cambridge was placed in 4th once again.
"21.09.2016 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk Fitzwilliam and King's College staff set 'Chariots of Fire' race alight Superb running performances by the Colleges' staff capped a fantastic fundraising effort for a vital and valuable cause, writes Charlie Stone The King's College, Cambridge A team reigned victorious, with a sporting time of 1:00:48
"21.09.2016 15:30:01" varsity.co.uk Rogue Sport of the Week: Fencing with Tom Harvey In the first instalment of a new Varsity feature, Sports Editor Keir Baker gets to the point of all things fencing with the former President of the Cambridge University Fencing Club Ever wondered about fencing? Don't know your pistes from your parries? Varsity Sport has the lowdown.
The first of a new feature introducing the Cambridge sports that don't get all the column inches
"21.09.2016 14:05:17" varsity.co.uk TV: Stranger Things A thrilling, genre-crossing murder mystery that mixes modern day fears with 80s pop culture 4.5 stars The series is not only a gripping story within itself, but also a successful homage to arguably the best decade of horror and sci-fi cinema
"21.09.2016 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: Part 2, Skeleton Tree Skeleton Tree should be considered in context with it's accompanying documentary, One More Time with Feeling, as it makes for a much richer, albeit darker, experience, says Ned Booker 4.5 stars In the second part of the series, Ned Booker examines Nick Cave's latest album in light of Andrew Dominik's accompanying documentary, One More Time with Feeling
"20.09.2016 16:00:01" varsity.co.uk TV: Fleabag BBC Three's comedy is a dark yet hilarious reflection of the life of a twenty-something, middle class, sex-obsessed woman, says Kitty Grady 5 stars An extremely dark television show that also makes us laugh ten times harder, says Kitty Grady
"20.09.2016 14:00:01" varsity.co.uk The A to Z of missing Cambridge: Part 2 Anna Hollingsworth is back with an eloquent summary of the Cantabridgian things (from I to Q) we've all been pining for From Orgasm Bridge to the Queens' apostrophe – here's the second instalment in our A to Z of missing Cambridge
"20.09.2016 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Skepta's Mercury win is the right result for British music Konnichiwa's victory both vindicates grime's achievements to date and provides the scene with a platform for further evolution Skepta is not just a popular winner but a truly significant one, writes Alex Mistlin
"20.09.2016 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk Cambridge students suffer high crime rate, report finds 41 crimes were committed per 1000 people this year near Cambridge student accommodation St. Andrew's Street, Sidney Street, and the area around Magdalene College were all listed as crime hotspots.
"19.09.2016 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk A gloomy guide to Cambridge Be excited, says Emma Simkin, but also be prepared to deal with the lows of studying at Cambridge We are told that we are at the centre of academic excellence – but is there a catch?
"19.09.2016 15:00:01" Timeline Photos Witty? Political? Opinionated? Creative?
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"19.09.2016 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk Clare Student Breaks Rowing World Record Tim Tito Rademacher's achievement is a superb display of determination and dedication to his sport An erg-ceptional achievement from Clare College's Tim Tito Rademacher
"19.09.2016 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk Live Music: Corrie Dick's Impossible Things A night of impossibly modern music at a must-visit Cambridge venue 4 stars A terrific display of enjoyable contemporary music and top musicianship.
"19.09.2016 11:00:16" varsity.co.uk The Parkinson's disease protein unveiled A new breakthrough in the understanding of alpha-synuclein offers a route to treatments for Parkinson's disease The breakthrough – achieved by Cambridge and Imperial researchers – opens up new possibilities for treatment.
"19.09.2016 09:00:01" varsity.co.uk Hitting the wall: Squash's battle to join the Olympics Sam Coward argues for the end of squash's hiatus from the Olympic Games Squash fully deserves its place at the sporting world's most iconic and famous competitions, argues Sam Coward
"18.09.2016 16:00:18" varsity.co.uk On the vitriol against safe spaces Theresa May has become the most recent public figure to join the campaign against safe spaces, arguing that free speech, a “fundamental British value”, has come under threat No laughing matter: Jason Okundaye explores the entrenched malice behind Theresa May's criticism of safe spaces in universities.
"18.09.2016 13:00:01" varsity.co.uk Bare faced cheek Flora Walsh explores the twisted logic behind the makeup impositions for women Flora Walsh explores the ugly truth behind the veneer of female beauty standards.
"18.09.2016 08:00:00" varsity.co.uk Review: The Wives of Others at the Edinburgh Fringe Millie Foy was greatly entertained by this comic and bloody all-female show by the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club 5 stars 'It felt good to see ovaries getting ovations after a month of male-dominated comedy'.
"17.09.2016 15:00:01" varsity.co.uk Mirror, mirror, on my Facebook wall… Social media isn't ruining real life, says Anna Hollingsworth – but it sure reflects it There is something fundamentally human about how people project themselves on social media, argues Anna Hollingsworth
"17.09.2016 13:00:01" varsity.co.uk Olympic medallist joins University Boat Club coaching team The appointment of Richard Chambers as assistant coach should give CUBC an extra touch of class as they prepare for the 2017 Boat Race A silver medallist for the Light Blues – will it spell a win in 2017?
"17.09.2016 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: Part 1, Skeleton Tree Skeleton Tree delivers an emotional and powerful musical reflection, says Ned Booker 4.5 stars The usual angry, violent songs are replaced with an unsurprisingly mournful tone, writes Ned Booker
"17.09.2016 09:00:01" varsity.co.uk 'Overzealous' Google conceales Cambridge cow Tech giant admits its software was malfunctioned, but says it does not begrudge the cow for 'milking' the incident Big Cambridge Moos!
"16.09.2016 15:00:01" varsity.co.uk Leon Taylor: 'If anyone wants to push boundaries, diving is the greatest sport for it' Keir Baker talks mentors, medals and mental strength with the BBC's expert diving commentator and Olympic silver medallist. The Olympic diver and BBC commentator talks to Varsity about his success, the World's Hardest Dive and how to get involved in diving
"16.09.2016 14:00:01" varsity.co.uk Cambridge graduate selected for England cricket squad Trinity Hall graduate Zafar Ansari is among the influx of much-needed spinning talent in England's squad for their Bangladesh tour Congratulations to Zafar Ansari, who will join the England squad in Bangladesh next month
"16.09.2016 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk Cambridge colleges, snap out of your apathy on sexual harassment Emily Maitlis met her stalker at Cambridge in 1989, and in 2016 freshers are still meeting theirs More needs to be done to prevent stalking at Cambridge, says this student, writing about their own experience
"16.09.2016 10:00:01" varsity.co.uk Partisanship, populism and protest in Hong Kong Cambridge Hong Kongers debate the city's recent elections and what they could mean for the future Cambridge Hong Kongers offer personal insight into the city's recent elections. A Long Read in Varsity
"15.09.2016 15:00:00" varsity.co.uk Christ's undergrad makes international beach volleyball debut Sam Dunbavin made a promising start to his international career with the England team in Oslo, writes Keir Baker With his beach volleyball career on the rise, Sam Dunbavin is leading calls for a court in Cambridge
"15.09.2016 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk Oxbridge must lose its unhealthy fixation on rankings The possible decision by Oxbridge to opt out of the government's Teaching Excellence Framework is all about rankings, argues Isabel Lowe-Zinola Disadvantaged students are being left at the bottom
"15.09.2016 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk 2017 Boundary Run: Are you up to the challenge? Ruby Woolfe calls on all Cantabrigians to get their running shoes on Looking for a new academic year resolution? Time to dig out the running shoes
"14.09.2016 20:00:01" varsity.co.uk London Fashion Week: The preview In the first of a series of articles, Robyn Schaffer briefs us on everything we need to look out for during the biggest event in the British fashion calendar. From new talent to the best of British, here's your front row guide to London Fashion Week.
"14.09.2016 15:00:01" varsity.co.uk Dark matter: The universe's hole punch Massive holes punched through streams of stars can tell us about the nature of dark matter The universe just became slightly less unknowable, thanks to Cambridge scientists
"14.09.2016 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk Selena Gomez reminds us that mental and physical health are far from separate Student Minds Cambridge campaigner Alice Chilcott reflects on news of Selena Gomez's struggle with mental illness Her songs may be catchy, but Selena Gomez also has an important lesson to teach us about mental illness
"14.09.2016 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Unconscious bias training should be made mandatory for recruitment staff, says report The Leadership Foundation for Higher Education say that training would counteract discrimination in university recruitment and promotion "If you are not white or male or middle class then it's harder to get a promotion” said one academic
"13.09.2016 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk Lib Dems could take back Cambridge under new boundary proposals The Boundary Commission for England have put forward plans to add two wards to the Cambridge constituency “Whatever the boundaries, I'm up for an election any time to get rid of this mean spirited Tory Government.” Fighting talk from Cambridge MP, Daniel Zeichner.
"13.09.2016 16:00:00" varsity.co.uk Languages open doors, but I can't keep knocking forever After a transformative journey through language learning in school, Hong Kong and Egypt, Raiyan Azmi considers that becoming fluent in a short time is achievable, but perhaps not worth the commitment Is it really worth turning one's life upside down for the sake of language learning?
"13.09.2016 14:00:01" varsity.co.uk Politics and the summer of selfishness Acts of selfishness by those who run the country, no matter how small, can have a big impact on how we live and the direction society takes, says Jack Philipsborn We all might be just as guilty as the politicians on the right, left and centre for voting in our own self-interest, argues Jack Philipsborn
"13.09.2016 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk Cambridge City Council unveil new grants to alleviate homelessness The proposals for 2017/18 stand to help a number of Cambridge-based shelters and outreach services There could be over £700k allocated to tackle homelessness in Cambridge if these new proposals are given the green light.
"12.09.2016 17:00:01" varsity.co.uk The Bishop of Grantham reveals the battle for the Anglican soul Chamberlain becoming the first openly gay bishop shows that times are changing, says Jack Slater, but division may lie ahead for the Church Nicholas Chamberlain coming out could be a huge step forward for LGBTQ people within the Church of England.
"12.09.2016 15:00:01" varsity.co.uk Review: AcaDemic at the Edinburgh Fringe This was a charismatic performance by the Fitz Barbershop and Sirens, writes Gemma Pimlott 4 stars Two Cambridge a capella groups joined forces for a charming Edinburgh Fringe show.
"11.09.2016 16:00:00" varsity.co.uk Jamie Vardy was the real Player of the Year With Leicester City set to enter the world of Champions League football, Devarshi Lodhia argues that Jamie Vardy was the true emblem of last season's remarkable success Vardy returned the art of English forward play to its doggedly combative, brutalist origins.
"11.09.2016 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk Bake-Off, Episode Three – Bread Week Bonanza After the catastrophes of biscuit week, bread week is a chance for redemption for many contestants who showcase a variety of shapes, flavours and techniques in their bakes. It was bread week on the GBBO. How did the contestants rise to the challenge?
"11.09.2016 09:10:01" varsity.co.uk Film: Café Society With lacklustre and unlikeable characters, Woody Allen's latest is only partly saved by hints of the director's unique signature touch. Despite its all-star cast and rich evocation of golden age Hollywood glamour, the latest from Woody Allen leaves a lot to be desired.
"10.09.2016 17:30:01" varsity.co.uk All hail the 'Queen of Knitwear' Flora Walsh bids adieu to the late Sonia Rykiel, one of world's most influential designers From her flame red bob to her slept-in smoky eyes and birdlike frame, Sonia Rykiel was as iconic as the designs she created.
"10.09.2016 16:00:07" varsity.co.uk How to fix a head injury? Remove the skull New research shows that craniectomy - or removal of part of the skull - significantly reduces the risk of death after a head injury. Cambridge research has found an unconventional trauma treatment to be remarkable successful.
"10.09.2016 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk Egyptian police admits to investigating Giulio Regeni Their admission comes as a post-mortem reveals the horrific extent of the student's injuries As horrific details about the extent of Giulio Regeni's injuries emerge, Egyptian police say they did conduct a brief investigation into the Cambridge student.
"10.09.2016 09:30:00" varsity.co.uk In defence of doing nothing October due dates, reading lists and relentless ambition: why a summer of indulgent idleness beats one of guilty procrastination It's absolutely ok to have done zero work this summer.
"09.09.2016 14:15:00" varsity.co.uk My summer festival (work) experience Working at a music festival could be the perfect answer to shifting your overdraft while beating that long vacation slog You can piss about after work with a couple of free pints at a Massive Attack gig you didn't even pay for. Or, in their words, “encourage a friendly working environment”.
"09.09.2016 12:00:01" varsity.co.uk Southern Rail doesn't care. Neither do the unions The public interest is lost in the never-ending squabble between Southern and union bosses. A deal has to be struck, and quickly Southern Rail and the unions need to come to an agreement – any other option just leaves commuters as victims.
"08.09.2016 16:36:00" varsity.co.uk Simon Kuper: 'Guts are much more likely to mislead than data' Paul Hyland talks statistics, signings and Sam Allardyce with Financial Times' renowned Soccernomicist Paul Hyland sits down with Simon Kuper to talk Leicester City, Brexit and why England always loses
"08.09.2016 09:30:01" varsity.co.uk Cost of a Cambridge education is now double the tuition fee Stats from last year show undergraduates cost £18k a year to teach, after the second biggest increase in recent years The cost of teaching a Cambridge undergraduate has risen to £18,000 a year – double the tuition fee paid by most students.
"07.09.2016 17:00:01" varsity.co.uk Film: Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie “Maybe sixty isn't the new forty, after all”: Anna Hollingsworth was left disappointed by the film's substance to running time ratio, and its inability to live up to the TV series. A summer fling – that fails to live up to the extravagance of the original TV series.
"07.09.2016 15:00:00" varsity.co.uk The virtues of vintage Originality, uniqueness and visible underwear – Alice Cattley tells us what makes vintage clothing so attractive. There's undeniably something a little enchanting about living your life in items older than you are, writes Alice Cattley
"07.09.2016 13:00:07" varsity.co.uk Punt touts to be banned from most of Cambridge city centre New measures coming into force next week will make touting in much of the city centre a criminal offence, including on King's Parade From next week, punt touts will be banned from much of central Cambridge – including hotspot King's Parade.
"06.09.2016 16:00:00" varsity.co.uk The Grosvenor fortune shows the elite still aren't paying their fair share Trust funds and charitable statuses are allowing the rich to remain rich and the poor to remain poor Why is the aristocracy, surely one of Britain's largest repositories of unchecked wealth, allowed to remain out of the social mobility equation that so desperately needs balancing?
"06.09.2016 14:35:00" varsity.co.uk Cambridge reaches access agreement with OFFA High targets for low-participation areas maintained, as University sustains £9.5 million expenditure on access The University has reached an agreement on access targets, including increased places for disadvantaged students.
"06.09.2016 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk Cambridge remains as best UK university in QS World Rankings Despite domestic success, University slips out of top three for first time amid weak British showing Cambridge has maintained its place in the QS rankings among the top five universities in the world, but slipped from the top three for the first time.
"05.09.2016 16:00:01" varsity.co.uk The relief of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 offered a welcome escape from a world of uncertainty and discord “We needed to enjoy the positive feeling while it lasted. We needed the unity that the Olympics had to offer”, writes Charlie Stone.
"04.09.2016 16:00:02" varsity.co.uk Running into trouble: my fight against exercise addiction Emma Simkin draws on her own experiences to discuss the often-unpublicised issue of exercise addiction “Bombarded by 'fitspiration', I was convinced that more was better. If one hour's training was good, two would be better”
"04.09.2016 14:01:49" varsity.co.uk The death wish of western politics Hatred for the people and organisations which sustain our political system has led us to the brink, and populists like Trump and Corbyn are to blame We must resist giving into populism and encouraging a general contempt for the 'Establishment', argues Carl Wikeley
"04.09.2016 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Spotlight On: Summer Research Projects Our new series, Spotlight On, looks at careers in science. We begin with an account of the classic route in: summer research projects Forget exotic holidays and high-stress internships – summer research projects are an ideal leg-up into science industries.
"03.09.2016 16:00:00" varsity.co.uk Travelling alone, but not Two students share their thoughts on the Student Travel Award. Solo travelling can seem daunting – but with alumni groups dotted all over Europe, there's little to worry about.
"03.09.2016 14:00:01" varsity.co.uk Bake Off, Episode Two – The cookies crumble The second week of The Great British Bake Off sees various baking disasters, from soggy biscuits and broken whirls to crumbling gingerbread churches. Misshapen cones and gingerbread disasters – it's biscuit week on Bake Off.
"03.09.2016 12:00:01" Timeline Photos Today is the LAST DAY to submit an application for a Michaelmas column!
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"03.09.2016 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk Two-thirds of students with mental health conditions consider dropping out Large-scale survey also finds that almost one in eight students identify as having a mental health condition A survey of over 6,000 students found the majority of those with mental health problem have considered dropping out from university.
"02.09.2016 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk The benefit of the doubt Critics have to show more boldness in making quick judgements about new music Writers are increasingly willing not only to withhold judgement on an album, but to presume that it is only a matter of time before its genius is revealed, says Patrick Wernham.
"02.09.2016 15:00:01" varsity.co.uk The A to Z of missing Cambridge: Part 1 From essay deadlines and Anglia Ruskin to questionable hall food: All the things you miss about the Bridge - even if you didn't realise it yet. Been secretly listening to 45 second excerpts of Timber or The Circle of Life to fill a Cindies-shaped hole? Here are the things we miss the most about Cambridge...
"02.09.2016 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Film: Finding Dory Pixar's latest release evokes memories of its predecessor, while introducing entertaining new characters Finding Dory manages to strike a balance between nostalgia and novelty – producing an entertaining, uplifting film.
"02.09.2016 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk Police search for suspect after 'unprovoked attack' on student A 26-year-old PhD student was left with a broken nose and a concussion after being assaulted on St Andrew's Street Police have appealed for witnesses to the attack, which happened on St Andrew's Street on Monday morning.
"01.09.2016 20:00:00" varsity.co.uk Judge Judy's Buzz World, at the Camden Fringe Theatre editor Mimi Robson speaks to Rachel Tookey about transferring her award-winning play to a London stage Ever wondered what it is like to stage a show at the Fringe?
"01.09.2016 16:00:00" varsity.co.uk The Long Vacation Holly Hamilton argues that embracing an unproductive summer break is an inevitable plus. Forget vac schemes and reading lists, your summer enrichment should come from, well...nothing.
"01.09.2016 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk Canada loses an icon As Canadian music legends The Tragically Hip exit the stage, Karl Schwonik reflects on their legacy Canada bids a tearful farewell to one of its greatest musical treasures.
"01.09.2016 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Cambridge may partially reject Teaching Excellence Framework University may opt out of government scheme, which will allow unis with highest teaching standards to charge more The University has not yet committed to the government's Teaching Excellence Framework – which could mean a fee rise for Home Students will be delayed.
"01.09.2016 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk How to cut the CaKe? Flora Walsh compares the September covers of American and British Vogue, featuring modelling heavyweights Cara and Kendall. But which one takes the biscuit? Cara or Kendall? Flora Walsh traces the history of their transatlantic rivalry.
"31.08.2016 20:34:03" Timeline Photos Cambridge graduates have achieved some amazing things, but this really takes the biscuit. Andrew Smyth's 'Punting on the Cam' cake from The Great British Bake Off.
"31.08.2016 18:20:01" varsity.co.uk Trading places: the delight of Transfer Deadline Day With the deadline for transfer activity just hours away, Keir Baker and Charlie Stone explain why Transfer Deadline Day remains a major highlight of the footballing season Surprises, suspense and one large, purple sex toy – Transfer Deadline Day never fails to bring joy.
"31.08.2016 16:00:00" varsity.co.uk Sex, commitment and voles What can the prairie vole teach us about the origins of human monogamy? Little furry mammals could hold the secret to a successful relationship.
"31.08.2016 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk Albums: Frank Ocean – Endless & Blonde An astonishing comeback, which proves Ocean is one of pop's brightest stars Frank Ocean is back, and he has given us a masterpiece, writes Randeep Nag.
"31.08.2016 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Over 100 candidates in search for next Vice-Chancellor University administrators will hold interviews for Prof. Sir Leszek Borysiewicz's successor in late September The University has a pretty long list to work through in its hunt for a new leader.
"31.08.2016 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk Cambridge access cuts rejected by regulator Documents suggest that the Office for Fair Access told the University to rethink a proposed cut to target levels of students from disadvantaged backgrounds A attempt to cut the target number of places for the most disadvantaged students appears to have been rejected.
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"29.08.2016 14:00:01" varsity.co.uk What do to when the bubble bursts At home for the summer holidays, Ted Mackey reflects on the past year at Cambridge and how it has changed him After an intense year, coming home from Cambridge can present a whole new challenge.
"29.08.2016 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk The year tracksuits came back Robyn Schaffer explores how tracksuits have returned to the catwalk, bidding to become one of 2016's most fashionable items. From high street to high-end: could the simple tracksuit really be making a comeback?
"28.08.2016 18:30:00" varsity.co.uk Film: Swallows and Amazons A charming and faithful adaptation of Ransome's novel. 3.5 stars This is a heart-warming and entertaining story of childish innocence meeting the mysterious and dangerous world of adult espionage, writes Keir Baker
"28.08.2016 16:00:01" varsity.co.uk Film: Suicide Squad DC's latest instalment struggles to find a convincing voice - losing out on character, action and plot The Joker's interventions are less a surprise treat for audiences, and more like ripping back wrapping-paper to reveal socks in various shades of grey, writes Harry Curtis.
"28.08.2016 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk Corbyn offers a chance for real democracy – we can't let that go to waste Labour's leadership election isn't about the candidates, it's about the future of democracy It's up to all of us to take this country out of social and environmental disaster, says Angus Satow.
"28.08.2016 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk Reflections on Rio: Celebrating the Inspirational In the final part of a four-part series, Tom Higgins-Toon and Charlie Stone pay tribute to their favourite inspirational stories from Rio 2016 To close our series on Rio's Olympics, we are celebrating the inspirational stories behind some of the athletes who competed – or did not – at this year's Games.
"27.08.2016 15:00:01" varsity.co.uk The Great British Bake Off, Episode One – mishaps, food porn and innuendo Anna Hollingsworth returns to judge how the first twelve contestants have fared in their first week of chocolate-coating, glazing and drizzling All the ingredients were in place – what did Bake Off serve up?
"27.08.2016 12:00:01" varsity.co.uk Review: The Secret Agent – terror in all its aspects The BBC's adaptation of Conrad's novel is an uncomfortable tale, best seen separated from the book it is based on 4 stars If ever you feel inclined to watch a TV series that will make you despair of humankind, try The Secret Agent, says Charlie Stone.
"27.08.2016 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk Prime Minister seeks to reduce international student intake Cambridge could be disproportionately affected as students from overseas are among those targeted by Theresa May in attempts to lower immigration Theresa May seeks a reduction in the number of foreign students who come to the UK.
"26.08.2016 18:30:00" varsity.co.uk Shedding light on night-time infection New research illuminates clockwork patterns of illness That late night in Cindies could be doing more harm than you think!
"26.08.2016 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk Cambridge Chancellor donated £8 million to EU Remain campaign University figurehead Lord David Sainsbury made donations under four separate aliases, and to two political parties Lord Sainsbury said that he made the donations because he believes that "coming out of Europe will be damaging to our economy and society".
"26.08.2016 15:30:00" varsity.co.uk Reflections on Rio: tales of the unexpected Keir Baker bids Rio 2016 a fond farewell by cataloging the weird and the wonderful stories of another golden Olympic Games, in the third part of a four-part series This year's Olympic Games did not go by without their fair share of absurdity.
"25.08.2016 19:32:00" varsity.co.uk Climate change professor in heated row over Arctic ice caps Professor Peter Wadhams was accused of “crying wolf” by one academic, after saying North Pole ice will disappear by September Professor Wadhams was challenged by peers over his prediction that Arctic ice will have disappeared by September this year.
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"24.08.2016 15:30:00" varsity.co.uk Crystal ball gazing: political predictions for the coming year In these times of political turmoil, astute politico Daniel Gayne gives his predictions for the next 12 months Might next year see the opening of 'Nigel's Fromage'? Daniel Gayne gazes into his crystal ball...
"24.08.2016 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Reflections on Rio: Controversy reigns Paul Hyland examines some of the controversies that threatened to undermine the successes of Rio 2016, in the second part of a four-part series Bothersome behaviour and Lyin' Ryan: Paul Hyland returns to the more controversial moments of Rio 2016.
"23.08.2016 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk Banning the burkini is a backwards step Maheen Behrana explains why France's beachwear ban creates more problems than it solves Too many countries in this world censor and restrict women's clothing, behaviour and sexuality. A pioneer of secular ideals such as France should not stoop to that level, says Maheen Behrana.
"22.08.2016 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk Long Read: 'For a lot of people, what's invisible doesn't exist' Anna Menin speaks to the student behind The Pittingdon Club, a group for women at Oxbridge who are “tired of collectively maintaining a stiff upper lip” about sexism Meet the student fighting back against Oxbridge sexism – simply by talking about it.
"22.08.2016 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk High-earning graduates could repay double what they borrowed Analysts have warned that an imminent interest rate hike will have drastic effects on new graduates Some graduates could end up repaying over £100,000.
"21.08.2016 18:30:00" varsity.co.uk Reflections on Rio: The Highlight Reel The Varsity Sports Team pick their favourite moments of a golden Olympic Games, in the first of a four-part series Our pundits pick their favourite moments of Rio 2016 – who'd have thought fencing could be quite so fun?
"21.08.2016 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Veal, veracity and viewing angles: example questions from the new entrance exam Samples from Cambridge's new entrance exams, released by the Mail on Sunday, show some of the problems applicants may have to face “There are any number of theories to explain these events and, since even the experts disagree, it is ----- the rest of us in our role as responsible scholars to ----- dogmatic statements” – fill in the blanks.
"21.08.2016 09:00:05" varsity.co.uk Sample questions from new Cambridge entrance exams released Students may be expected to tackle challenging maths puzzles or compose an essay based on a George Orwell quotation Example questions from Cambridge's new entrance exam have been released. How many can you get?
"20.08.2016 14:00:01" varsity.co.uk Cambridge after Brexit: business as usual? Darcy Levison discusses the uncertain future of Cambridge's research after the vote to leave the EU Philip Hammond has guaranteed sustained funding for science research – but is it enough?
"20.08.2016 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk In at the deep end: staying afloat in the Summer Pool Students placed in the Summer Pool are plunged into uncertainty. Keir Baker, who was pooled, explains what to do until answers surface Been dropped into the Summer Pool? Here are some tips to help you keep your head above water
"18.08.2016 17:30:00" varsity.co.uk Senior Tutors move to end bedroom welfare meetings Officers to be provided with better confidential meeting spaces after CUSU flags concerns with pastoral talks in student rooms CUSU has called for an alternative to Welfare Officers hosting meetings in their own rooms.
"18.08.2016 15:46:37" Timeline Photos GOLD!!! One-time Girton student Alistair Brownlee has retained his Olympic triathlon title in Rio! That's all for Cantabs at the games – 3 Golds for Team GB!
FUN FACT: if the University of Cambridge were a country, it would be in 21st place overall.
"18.08.2016 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Cambridge produces second most millionaires of any UK uni Oxford beat Cambridge while Harvard topped the table, which was commissioned by Spear's Magazine Cambridge was beaten by Oxford – proving that perhaps brains aren't always the key to financial success.
"18.08.2016 09:00:30" Varsity Made your grades and don't know what to do next? Never fear: Varsity is on hand with a few helpful tips!
"18.08.2016 09:00:06" varsity.co.uk How to survive your first term at Cambridge Cindies, sleep and Sainsbury's Basics: Everything you really need to know to prepare for life at the best university in the UK Made your grades and don't know what to do next? Never fear: Varsity is on hand with a few helpful tips!
"16.08.2016 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk Highs and lows: When sport tackles recreational drugs As a more lenient approach to Olympians testing positive for marijuana is introduced, Keir Baker documents the sporting world's historical reactions to recreational drugs The relationship between recreational drugs and sport has typically been fractious. But will this change with the relaxation of drug laws worldwide?
"16.08.2016 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk Cambridge graduate to compete in Great British Bake Off Andrew Smyth, who studied Engineering at Sidney Sussex, will compete on the show when it returns this month We're hoping Andrew won't have any problems with his rise!
"15.08.2016 18:30:10" varsity.co.uk Cambridge rises to fourth in world university rankings University is top ranked outside of America, as Oxford also makes a climb to seventh Cambridge has been ranked as the fourth best university in the world, and the best in Europe.
"15.08.2016 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk Resourceful punt workers rescue two men from burning building Pokémon Go players joined the rescue effort after a blaze broke out near Darwin College “It's something you don't expect on a Sunday afternoon in Cambridge.”
"15.08.2016 15:30:00" varsity.co.uk The return of the grammar school: a backwards step for social mobility? Shona Whatford explores who would benefit from a Conservative policy to bring back selective education Theresa May is due to formally announce the reintroduction of grammar schools at the Conservative Party Conference in October – but at what cost?
"14.08.2016 15:00:01" varsity.co.uk Will the expert-bashing bandwagon finally abandon Donald Trump? Matt Jefford, on holiday in the US, tries to fathom the Trump phenomenon Matt Jefford spoke to American voters, and found that #AnyoneButTrump is still alive and well.
"14.08.2016 13:00:01" Timeline Photos Two Gold medals for Cantabs so far in Rio! Surprise, surprise, they are both for rowing!
Congratulations to George Nash (Catz) and Tom Ransley (Hughes Hall) for their successes, and to Ben Ryan (Homerton) for coaching Fiji to victory in the rugby
"14.08.2016 09:30:00" varsity.co.uk Non-heterosexual students more likely to suffer mental health problems Workload is chief source of stress, as survey finds that women also experience higher proportion of mental health issues More than one in four students have a mental health problem, a new survey has found
"13.08.2016 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk 'Jeremy is not the only socialist in the village': Owen Smith in Cambridge The outsider Labour leadership candidate was in Cambridge on Friday. Student, Labour activist, and Smith supporter Colm Murphy went to meet him. Owen Smith spoke to a packed room at the Cambridge Rugby Union Club, outlining his vision for the future of the Labour Party.
"13.08.2016 08:00:01" varsity.co.uk Varsity Fantasy Football: This is the Season To herald the start of the inaugural Varsity Fantasy Football competition, the Varsity Sports Team share their thoughts on which players might light up the upcoming season. There's still time to sign up to Varsity's Fantasy Football league!
"12.08.2016 17:30:01" varsity.co.uk Jeremy Corbyn doesn't exist Social media, celebrity culture and sensationalist journalism warp our perception of politicians Jeremy Corbyn doesn't exist. Neither does Taylor Swift. Or Benedict Cumberbatch. And certainly not Margaret Thatcher.
"12.08.2016 14:50:26" Timeline Photos GOLD!!! Cambridge takes its first medal for Rio 2016! Congratulations to St Catharine's graduate George Nash for his victory in the men's coxless four.
"11.08.2016 14:15:00" varsity.co.uk Trinity accused of 'callous indifference' after porters refuse cancer survivor toilet access Sue Mallett, 59, claims she felt 'degraded' and faced an 'absolutely horrid situation' as 'dismissive' Trinity porters denied her use of a toilet when her colostomy bag began to leak "It was degrading and I just don't want somebody else to be treated like that, it was horrid and actually really sad."
"10.08.2016 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk CUSU near bottom of student union rankings Only Oxford and Durham score lower, as just 37 per cent of Cambridge undergrads say they are satisfied with their student union CUSU received the third-lowest satisfaction rating of any university student union.
"10.08.2016 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk High student satisfaction across UK, but a third aren't happy with their students' union An overwhelming majority of Cambridge students are satisfied with their course, a nationwide survey has found, though CUSU insists there is room for improvement CUSU have highlighted several “key areas of improvement” in the wake of the 2016 National Student Survey.
"09.08.2016 18:00:00" varsity.co.uk He's not my brother, he's my boyfriend As a 20-year old in a serious relationship, why is my boyfriend still assumed to be just a friend, or worse: my brother? Carl Wikeley asks: why does it remain so difficult to accept young, gay couples?
"09.08.2016 09:00:01" varsity.co.uk Uber is preparing to launch in Cambridge Revealed: The ride-hailing service has been granted a license by the City Council and is looking to recruit a local team Ride-hailing service Uber is preparing to launch in Cambridge, Varsity has learned.
"08.08.2016 19:00:00" varsity.co.uk Class War and Politics: Dissecting Rio's opening ceremony Paul Hyland argues that Friday's extravaganza demonstrated the ability of Olympic opening ceremonies to make powerful social and political statements “Rio's ceremony was marked by a conscience for the day to day challenges for its citizens”, argues Paul Hyland
"08.08.2016 17:00:01" varsity.co.uk Homerton to replace Great Hall with £7m development College is to cease using its Great Hall, built in 1889, as the regular place for students and fellows to dine Homerton has invited architects to submit designs for a replacement for their Great Hall.
"08.08.2016 09:00:01" varsity.co.uk Student unions renew push for funding changes CUSU and GU appeal for colleges to pay 'levy' per student, rather than receiving funding from combination rooms CUSU and the Graduate Union have put forward a new proposal calling for colleges to fund them directly, instead of JCRs and MCRs paying a fee.
"07.08.2016 09:00:01" varsity.co.uk Light Blues take Rio: A Guide to Cambridge's Olympians As the 2016 Olympics get underway in Rio, Keir Baker profiles the Cambridge University students – past and present – going for gold Who says Cambridge is only about academia? The eyes of the world will be on several athletic Cantabs in Rio this summer.
"06.08.2016 08:00:00" varsity.co.uk UK less welcoming to prospective international students post-Brexit Survey suggests climate of volatility after June's referendum may be putting off overseas students Nearly a third of potential international students have been put off studying in the UK by the referendum result.
"05.08.2016 18:00:00" varsity.co.uk A student referendum on Class Lists is vital The debate over class lists has been well-meaning, but lacks any serious attempt to gauge student opinion on the issue Nobody should be forced into having their results displayed, but there has to be a debate about total abolition, writes Xavier Bisits.
"05.08.2016 15:30:00" varsity.co.uk In defence of Lizzie Armitstead – 16 negative tests, but still guilty? Sophie Penney attacks the double-standards in media coverage of doping scandals, as cyclist Lizzie Armitstead continues to battle public suspicion concerning three missed drugs tests Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty? Sophie Pennie responds to recent media coverage of Lizzie Armitstead.
"04.08.2016 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk Fall in state school pupils going to university after introduction of £9,000 fees Figures released today also show widening gap between state- and privately-educated pupils entering higher education State-educated university entrants fell following the trebling of tuition fees, but entrants to the most selective institutions, including Oxbridge, remained steady.
"03.08.2016 16:30:00" varsity.co.uk The Class Lists debate goes beyond a simple piece of paper Welfare concerns need to be addressed on a deeper level, rather than covered up by the controversial tradition “Abolition will only be the first step”, says Student Minds President Keir Murison.
"02.08.2016 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk Italian PM blasts Cambridge over lack of cooperation with Regeni investigation Matteo Renzi has said that he has asked Theresa May to step in to secure the university's cooperation Italian PM, Matteo Renzi has accused Cambridge of an "inexplicable" lack of cooperation with the investigation into the murder of Giulio Regeni.
"02.08.2016 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk Plans to scrap maintenance grants come into effect The changes have been condemned as 'disgraceful' by the National Union of Students From this week, poorer students will no longer be able to apply for maintenance grants.
"01.08.2016 15:00:00" varsity.co.uk Varsity Fantasy Football: This is the Season To herald the start of the inaugural Varsity Fantasy Football competition, the Varsity Sports Team share their thoughts on which players might light up the upcoming season. Our Fantasy Football League is now live – and the Varsity Sports Team are on hand with some helpful tips for the season ahead.
"31.07.2016 19:00:00" varsity.co.uk On coping with the state of the world Sarah Wilson suggests that the best way for us to respond to the swathe of recent terror attacks is with positivity “Our best and most defiant weapon is to keep living as freely and unafraid as we always have”, argues Sarah Wilson
"31.07.2016 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk UJS claims 'Jewish students are not being listened to' by NUS Union of Jewish students claims 'there are still issues' with selection of anti-racism representative, and says 'there has been no contact' from NUS President since April Union of Jewish Students claims there has been "no contact" with NUS President Malia Bouattia since April, and "crucially", none since she began her presidency.
"31.07.2016 15:00:01" varsity.co.uk Graduate premium 'gross mis-selling', says report Intergenerational Foundation brands degree bonus 'mythical', although Oxbridge graduates may still benefit The 'graduate premium' may be disappearing, but those with firsts from Oxbridge can still expect to earn £400,000 more during their lifetime.
"29.07.2016 17:15:00" varsity.co.uk I'm voting for Corbyn – sorry about that James Wand accepts there are problems with Corbyn's leadership - but explains why he's voting for him nonetheless “Corbyn offers a radical but realistic picture of what a Labour Britain would look like”, writes James Wand
"29.07.2016 13:15:00" varsity.co.uk Selwyn students accidentally warned of 'bomb alert' Email warning 'this is not a test' and telling students to 'please evacuate now' was accidentally sent to members of Selwyn College Selwyn College has apologised for any 'distress' it caused students in accidentally telling them to evacuate due a bomb threat
"28.07.2016 16:00:01" varsity.co.uk Class Lists and mental health: not a one-sided debate It's a simplification to claim that Class Lists are bad for mental health, as they can help validate less-than-perfect results This is not 'Our Grade, Our Choice' – this is a mess in which I feel powerless to change a decision which was made without considering the full spectrum of student views, says Priyasha Vadera.
"28.07.2016 15:00:02" varsity.co.uk Class Lists decision to be delayed until end of Michaelmas Regent House voting on the future of Class Lists will open on 28th November, after CUSU referendum A decision on the future of Class Lists will be taken at the end of Michaelmas Term.
"28.07.2016 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk Arrests made after drunken group refuse to leave King's College At least one former King's staff members among those arrested for being drunk and disorderly on Saturday The Police were called to King's College on Saturday to deal with several drunk people who were refusing to leave the premises.
"27.07.2016 16:00:00" varsity.co.uk Looking back, Owen Smith is the leader Labour needs for the future The co-Chair of the Cambridge Universities Labour Club explains his personal views ahead of the leadership election Owen Smith “has shown the potential to be exactly the kind of leader Labour craves” argues CULC co-Chair Jonty Leibowitz
"26.07.2016 18:30:00" varsity.co.uk TV: Robot Wars A reboot that balances the new and improved with just the right amount of robot-based nostalgia 5 stars As the camera cut to a sign in the crowd which read “Sir Killalot is Bae”, the vast majority of long-time Robots Wars' fans will have let out a collective sigh of a relief.
"26.07.2016 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk Historic accolade for pioneering Cambridge engineer Professor Dame Ann Dowling received the Order of Merit from the Queen for her service in the field of mechanical engineering Professor Dame Ann Dowling becomes only the tenth woman in over 100 years to join the Order of Merit, the first being Florence Nightingale in 1907.
"26.07.2016 11:38:33" varsity.co.uk Jewish students will be able to pick anti-racism representative, Bouattia says NUS President's long-awaited response to CUSU anti-Semitism letter pledges commitment to Jewish students, as CUSU announce consultation NUS President Malia Bouattia has finally responded to CUSU's letter, which called for her to address allegations of anti-Semitism.
"25.07.2016 16:00:00" varsity.co.uk The importance of access to information, and other welfare lessons Poppy Ellis Logan, the 2015-16 CUSU-GU Welfare and Rights Officer, explains the trials, tribulations and triumphs of her sabb year Outgoing Welfare and Rights CUSU officer, Poppy Ellis-Logan, looks back at her year as a sabb
"24.07.2016 16:00:00" varsity.co.uk If Theresa May is the answer, feminism is asking the wrong questions The structural oppression of women is a wound that runs far deeper than the mere plaster that Hilary Clinton and Theresa May represent Liberation cannot and will not be achieved simply by Theresa May slouching into Number 10 to replace Dave, says Anna Fitzpatrick.
"24.07.2016 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk La Folie du Tour: Why Cycling's greatest event needs modernising, and fast As another controversy-laden Tour de France draws to an end, Charlie Stone argues it is time to tackle the root of the problem. Le Tour de France needs to do more to protect its athletes, argues Charlie Stone.
"24.07.2016 09:00:01" varsity.co.uk Cambridge politicians slate tuition fee rise Labour's Daniel Zeichner MP and the Lib Dem's Julian Huppert both take a dim view of the hike in fees Cambridge's current and former MPs have spoken out against a proposed tuition fee rise.
"23.07.2016 18:00:00" varsity.co.uk Your college should never define your abilities as a student Even if their college's performance is lower as a whole, no undergraduate at Girton, Hughes Hall or Lucy Cavendish deserves to be pre-judged as a result "It appeals to a fixation on hierarchy – that should be recognised even within the narrow internal field of 'elite' institutions such as Oxbridge."
"23.07.2016 17:00:09" varsity.co.uk Analysis: What we can learn from the Tompkins Table The latest college exam result rankings are in – so what can does the data tell us? Varsity delves into the factors which influence a college's Tompkins Table position.
"23.07.2016 15:30:43" varsity.co.uk The Tompkins Table 2016: Christ's has risen National Exclusive: Trinity reigns supreme despite big movements and some surprises in this year's Tompkins Table, which may be the last ever published EXCLUSIVE: Trinity has once again come top of the Tompkins Table – how did your college fare?
"22.07.2016 08:00:00" varsity.co.uk Regent House to vote on abolition of class lists The governing body is the only thing that stands in the way of abolishing class lists after 25 members called for a ballot The vote will be the final hurdle for the proposal to end the public display of Class Lists.
"21.07.2016 19:02:53" varsity.co.uk Tuition fees set to rise to £9,250 for current students Minister Jo Johnson's announcement ties university fees to inflation, which could see them surmount £10k in the coming years Cambridge's policy holds that annual fees are fixed at the time of matriculation, but fees for future students look set to rise.
"21.07.2016 12:00:01" varsity.co.uk CUSU may have taken a month to actually post anti-Semitism letter Exclusive: NUS claims it didn't receive letter until late June, and promises response “by the end of this week” NUS have said that the letter, which CUSU put online in May, arrived postmarked June 20th.
"20.07.2016 17:01:36" varsity.co.uk MP Wes Streeting slams NUS anti-Semitism in Commons The Labour MP and former NUS president cited a “lack of care towards Jewish students” “It's a sad day when I find myself agreeing with Mr Gove”, said the former CUSU and NUS President.
"20.07.2016 15:00:01" varsity.co.uk Calling time on Corrida de Toros Following the death of a bullfighter live on national television, Jon Wall examines whether the time has come for this oft-proclaimed symbol of Hispanic culture to be killed off We are used to sports taking a physical toll, but in the name of 'art' it seems less acceptable.
"20.07.2016 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk NUS blocks Jewish students from selecting anti-racism representative Union of Jewish Students says decision shows Malia Bouattia has “absolutely no interest in defending Jewish students' interests” Jewish students have condemned the decision by NUS's National Executive Committee to stop them electing their own representative.
"20.07.2016 11:30:18" varsity.co.uk Huppert reselected as Lib Dem candidate The former MP will look to regain Cambridge seat at the next election after unanimous support from branch Dr Huppert's bid to be on the ballot at the next election was unanimously approved by Cambridge Lib Dems.
"19.07.2016 17:52:07" varsity.co.uk Students call referendum to reverse CUSU opposition to Class Lists 'Save the Class List' seek Michaelmas referendum which would make students' union retract support for abolition, and instead support an opt-out system A petition signed by 500 students has triggered a referendum on CUSU's official stance on Class Lists.
"19.07.2016 15:30:00" varsity.co.uk Cambridge student living costs second highest outside of London University ranked as the eleventh most expensive to live in out of the UK's top higher education institutions Kebab lovers are recommended to apply to Oxford instead.
"16.07.2016 15:00:00" varsity.co.uk New undergraduate statistics reveal slow changes to Cambridge demography Last October saw a record high for ethnic minority freshers, but Cambridge still took in a disproportionate numbers of students from independent sector and South-Eastern UK Cambridge took in its highest ever number of ethnic minority undergraduates last year, new statistics show.
"16.07.2016 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk Wimbledon, for the uninitiated Emily Wright finds out there is more to the British Grand Slam than strawberries and cream “As we queued the next morning, Tim Henman and Judy Murray were playing tennis with queuers. It was like May Ball queue entertainment, but good.”
"15.07.2016 09:00:01" varsity.co.uk Tory ruthlessness shows why Corbyn can't carry on The Conservatives have demonstrated they can take the brutal decisions needed to run the country. Corbyn has proven he cannot. Connor MacDonald argues that Corbyn “is, by definition, unfit for leadership”.
"13.07.2016 17:20:37" varsity.co.uk University Council approves abolition of Class Lists Grace submitted to Council means only Regent House approval is now required to end the tradition The University Council has submitted a Grace approving the abolition of Class Lists. They will be abolished in eight days' time, unless blocked by the Regent House.
"13.07.2016 15:54:05" varsity.co.uk ARU lecturer in critical condition following attack Dr Marian Bond's husband has been charged with attempted murder after she suffered serious head injuries An Anglia Ruskin lecturer is fighting for her life after she was attacked at her home near Cambridge.
"11.07.2016 15:30:00" varsity.co.uk Cambridge VC appeals for resolution to Brexit uncertainty Sir Leszek Borysiewicz has called for the status of EU citizens in the UK to be settled quickly Speaking to the Financial Times, Borysiewicz called for the status of EU migrants in the UK to be resolved “as quickly as possible”.
"11.07.2016 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk Trees, cubes, and human rights Daan Schneider explores Ai Weiwei's art on display at Downing Daan Schneider investigates a striking collection of contemporary artwork by Chinese dissident Ai Wei Wei, currently on display in Downing College.
"10.07.2016 18:55:01" varsity.co.uk UEFA Euro 2016 Final: France vs Portugal Keir Baker reports from Saint-Denis as hosts France take on Portugal for European glory Keir Baker provides live coverage as France go head-to-head with Portugal for the Euro 2016 final in Paris!
"10.07.2016 16:00:00" varsity.co.uk New storage site proposed for 100 kilometres of low-use UL material Concerns raised that it may take longer to access materials, as University seeks to relieve pressure on “full” University Library Cambridge is looking into an out-of-town storage solution, as the University Library runs out of space.
"09.07.2016 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk Between day and night Fabian Stephany talks to director Lea Volke about her new short film thriller, Blue Hour “Women had control of this film”, Lea states quite proudly. Two female antagonists in front of the camera, a female producer, and several female co-workers, built the team around Lea's idea.
"06.07.2016 16:30:00" varsity.co.uk Students warned of graduation selfie perils Graduates may be inadvertently helping forgers when they share celebratory photos online Your graduation selfies might be helping fraudsters fool employers.
"06.07.2016 14:46:46" varsity.co.uk Huppert to seek reselection Former Cambridge MP, defeated last year, to seek Lib Dem candidacy at next election Cambridge's former Lib Dem MP says the "toxicity" caused by the EU referendum persuaded him that he couldn't sit out the next General Election.
"05.07.2016 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk 'Further investigation' into murder of Giulio Regeni needed, says Cambridge MP Following meetings with parents of PhD student, Zeichner says it is “duty of friends” to bring killers to justice The murder of Giulio Regeni "raises serious questions about how universities can safeguard their students, and risks limiting the ability of researchers to go about their work," says Zeichner.
"05.07.2016 08:00:00" varsity.co.uk Zeichner calls for Labour leadership contest Cambridge MP blames Labour discord on “psychodrama in the Conservative Party” while University's Unite branch calls out “sabotaging” Labour MPs The Cambridge MP thinks Labour will emerge from Brexit stronger than the Conservatives, but insists his party plays by its own rules.
"04.07.2016 18:11:30" varsity.co.uk Cambridge's prime credit rating survives Brexit vote While eight UK universities have been adversely affected, Cambridge has retained its stable outlook and triple-A rating While Brexit hasn't burst the Cambridge bubble yet, not every university has been so lucky.
"03.07.2016 17:01:58" varsity.co.uk Email calling for VC to resign was sent deliberately Exclusive: Tutor says email to whole college was no mistake, as Robinson students react to call for VC to resign Reavley has confirmed to Varsity that he fully intended for an email saying Cambridge's VC is “no longer the man for the job” to be seen by the whole student body of Robinson.
"01.07.2016 19:12:51" varsity.co.uk University professor in naked Brexit protest 'Brexit leaves Britain naked' says Caius Fellow, as she attends departmental meeting in the nude Dr Victoria Bateman attended a departmental meeting with "Brexit leaves Britain naked" daubed across her breasts.
"01.07.2016 17:00:59" varsity.co.uk NUS will respond to anti-Semitism letter, CEO confirms National Union of Students chief executive says he only learned of letter last week, and that a reply is coming 39 days after CUSU sent a letter calling for NUS to tackle anti-Semitism, its CEO has confirmed it will respond.
"01.07.2016 11:00:01" varsity.co.uk CUSU seeks new staff member to assist running Council Part-time role to cover previous Coordinator duties could cost thousands of pounds a year CUSU is looking for a "part time" administrator, despite assurances that the duties of the vacant Coordinator role could be fulfilled without further recruitment.
"01.07.2016 08:54:52" Timeline Photos The 24th edition of The Mays, published by Varsity is out today! This years' guest editors are Roger McGough and Rupi Kaur.
You can find out more (and order a copy through our online shop!) here: https://www.themaysanthology.co.uk/about/
"01.07.2016 08:00:00" varsity.co.uk Italian Senate passes 'Regeni amendment' to cut defence deal with Egypt The vote sees Italy move towards imposing sanctions over Egypt's lack of cooperation with the inquest into the death of Giulio Regeni As politicians seek to uncover what really happened to Giulio Regeni, the Italian parliament has moved to impose sanctions on uncooperative Egypt.
"30.06.2016 17:39:42" www.varsity.co.uk University to subsidise new cross-city bus service 'Universal' route will eventually connect Biomedical Campus at Addenbrooke's with North West Cambridge Development The view that the world outside Cambridge doesn't exist is reaffirmed, as new Uni-subsidised bus service is dubbed 'Universal'.
"29.06.2016 19:29:55" varsity.co.uk Robinson tutor calls for VC to resign after Brexit vote In an accidentally-released email, Martin Reavley calls for Borysiewicz to step down after EU referendum result, saying he is “no longer the man for the job” Robinson's Financial Tutor claimed Borysiewicz is "no longer the man for the job".
"28.06.2016 15:19:32" varsity.co.uk Mary Beard endorses second EU referendum Classics Professor calls for “real majority” on Brexit vote Mary Beard has announced her support for a second referendum.
"27.06.2016 20:00:00" varsity.co.uk On editing: the year from the Comment desk Our Comment Editor reflects on the role of Varsity's Comment section, and its relation to news stories this year We are not a newspaper with a fixed ideology – something Anna Jennings celebrates
"27.06.2016 18:39:09" varsity.co.uk The remains of the day: Brexit vote throws British politics into chaos POLIS lecturer Peter Sloman considers where we can go amidst the uncertainty of Brexit Peter Sloman, a Cambridge politics academic, considers where Britain should go now we have 'Brexited'.
"27.06.2016 16:00:01" varsity.co.uk 2016 – a musical retrospective This year has already seen the deaths of some muchl oved artists, the rebirth of some old whipping boys and the confirmation of a new elite Skepta is innovating just as Bowie did generations ago
"27.06.2016 15:00:06" varsity.co.uk Cambridge MP to vote against Brexit in Parliament Daniel Zeichner MP has tweeted his intention to vote to remain in the EU, when the matter is brought before parliament Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner is determined to fight against Brexit in parliament.
"27.06.2016 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Hamlet – Edinburgh Fringe Preview This enthusiastic cast seem determined and unfased by this daunting play – even sticking with its original verse form Is this the Jacobean alternative to soap opera?
"27.06.2016 09:00:01" varsity.co.uk Anna's Culinary Corner 'Even if it's not quite Brideshead Revisited, at least it won't be Sainsbury's Basics on a sadly stranded punt either' Anna Hollingsworth picnics – featuring some ridiculously simple spinach and feta rolls
"26.06.2016 18:00:01" varsity.co.uk Implications of the referendum go beyond England Brexit has sparked major debate in Northern Ireland, as its relation to the South is destabilised Lauren Perry worries at least a little trouble may be on the horizon
"26.06.2016 16:00:01" varsity.co.uk Edinburgh Fringe – a Varsity guide We look ahead to some of the highlights of this August's festival From Howie the Rookie to The Wives of Others, there are some treats on offer
"26.06.2016 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk CUSU faces a credibility crisis in the coming year Our students' union desperately needs to demonstrate it can be a force for change Louis Ashworth believes the new CUSU team must make a convincing argument for colleges to remain affiliated
"26.06.2016 11:30:00" varsity.co.uk We can't blame Corbyn for Brexit, but we should carefully examine the Labour leadership The Vice-Chair of the Cambridge Universities Labour Club considers how the left-wing should move forward from the referendum Corbyn has failed to provide any answers to Labour's long term problems, argues Imogen Shaw
"26.06.2016 09:00:01" varsity.co.uk An ode to my library seat Sanjukta Sen This year, also known as the fourth and final year of my degree, I decided I was going to get a seat in the library. Never having been much of a studious library-goer (o Have you felt that crushing identity crisis of leaving your library seat behind? We're here for you.
"25.06.2016 20:00:00" varsity.co.uk The gendered orgasm In a world of inequality, even the ability and freedom to come is compromised Richelle George looks into 'the glaring hole of the orgasm gap'
"25.06.2016 18:00:00" varsity.co.uk Off the beaten tourist track As exams come to an end, home friends vie to visit 'the city of perspiring dreams'. But the tourist hotspots soon lose their appeal when faced with a battle through the tight ju From Byron's pool to Cromwell's head – Jade Cuttle explores Cambridge's hidden gems
"25.06.2016 17:00:01" varsity.co.uk Petition calls for establishment of Cambridge 'city-state' Following Brexit vote, thousands have called for Cambridge to 'secede from the United Kingdom' Varsity eagerly anticipates becoming a national newspaper.
"25.06.2016 16:00:00" varsity.co.uk 'Shameful': No reply to open letter calling for NUS to tackle anti-Semitism Exclusive: One month on, National Union of Students has sent no formal response to CUSU letter demanding it 'do more' to protect Jewish students 'The notion of reform from within appeared hopelessly naive at the time and now seems utterly fanciful', said disaffiliation campaigner Adam Crafton
"25.06.2016 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk Gertchen Duschke-Klotz on her 'barbaric, beautiful' life in 1960s Cambridge The wife of Rudi Dutschke, spokesman for the German 1960s Student Movement, talks to Fabian Stephany about revolutions, feminism and their time in Cambridge The 1960s student activist discusses moving to Cambridge after the attempt on her husband's life
"25.06.2016 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Final curtain call We say 'so long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, good night' to Cambridge theatre scene talents 'Another 10 minutes and I could have gone up in flames. Not such a good idea in a lecture theatre of 300 undergraduates!'
"25.06.2016 10:00:01" varsity.co.uk Brexit and I: Student perspectives Students from across the political spectrum reflect on education problems, language-learning, hatred and hope Is leaving the EU a chance to rejuvenate democracy or 'a mandate to spread the bile and hatred'?
"25.06.2016 08:00:00" varsity.co.uk Oxbridge fails to 'reign supreme' in new league table Times Higher Education reports that proposed changes to the ways universities are assessed could leave Russell Group languishing lower in the rankings Cambridge can take heart from being among the 27 universities which outperformed Oxford
"24.06.2016 19:00:51" varsity.co.uk Varsity Introducing: Ben Brown You have to get to the heart of the issue rather than just illustrate it, the cartoonist tells Patrick Wernham 'You can get irony out a lot better with cartoons, and parody, for example, with works of art, through depicting certain politicians as grotesque monsters.'
"24.06.2016 08:49:32" varsity.co.uk Cambridge VC 'disappointed' by Brexit Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, has responded to the news that Britain will leave the EU Cambridge overwhelmingly backed Remain, with 73.8% of voters choosing to reject Brexit.
"23.06.2016 12:00:01" varsity.co.uk We need to treat political blackness with care In her final article, our BME columnist turns her attention to political blackness and its relation to activism 'We have a duty to one another to understand the different ways in which the world is built against us' – Jun Pang signs off her column
"23.06.2016 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Q&A – Professor Ross Anderson: Brexit “would do grave damage to the fabric of society” As polls open, Varsity talks to the Cambridge professor about the cost of Brexit for the University and the xenophobia of the Leave campaign Following his assertion that Brexit could cost the Uni £100m, Anderson spoke exclusively to Varsity about the possible consequences of leaving the EU.
"23.06.2016 08:00:04" varsity.co.uk New prize for Tripos toppers announced After a £1.4 million windfall, the Winifred Georgina Holgate Pollard Memorial Prize Fund will open next year Good news for the Senior Wranglers of the future!
"22.06.2016 21:00:00" varsity.co.uk May Ball review: St Catherine's Jon Wall finds the 'infusion' themed evening solid but not spectacular3 stars Electrifying the senses? This was an enjoyable experience, but not top tier.
"22.06.2016 19:00:00" varsity.co.uk Cambridge, it's time to discuss my exam term It's not just those with recognised mental illnesses who struggle with examinations – the problem is wider 'I wondered what these exams were actually testing': Alex Ridley on why Cambridge's assesment regime needs to change