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"25.02.2017 18:30:01" Timeline Photos There's still time to apply to be Varsity's next editor!
"25.02.2017 18:00:02" varsity.co.uk Review: Three Stages of 'Moonlight' Richard Assheton basks in a film of grace and beauty, reflecting back at us the struggle to become ourselves...5 stars Richard Assheton gives the Best Picture Nominee five stars.
"25.02.2017 17:00:01" varsity.co.uk Living in analogue oblivion Priyasha Vadera shares her experience of, literally, switching off Social media is as much a responsibility as it is a recreation.
"25.02.2017 16:30:00" varsity.co.uk Review: The Importance of Being Earnest 'An incredibly enjoyable treat,' writes Anna Shmatenko, impressed with this witty production of Wilde's much loved comedy 4 stars Downing College's Howard Theatre has successfully hosted yet another Victorian classic.
"25.02.2017 16:00:02" varsity.co.uk News in Brief: Lent Week 6 An aerial solution to bird droppings, an exuberant table football team, pricey books and an honoured Fellow Think you might have missed out on one of the big headlines this week? Catch up here.
"25.02.2017 15:03:00" varsity.co.uk Is oversharing caring? Making the personal public Finty Hunter explains how writing an online article about dealing with her father's death has changed her interactions with people in real life Finty Hunter explores how revealing our inner lives to strangers can be cathartic and therapeutic.
"25.02.2017 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk Jews have always been the scapegoat of history Whether that be the financial crash, the Black Death or the world wars, anti-Semites have found ways to blame the Jews, argues Miikka Jaarte Miikka Jaarte on the history of Jewish scapegoating.
"25.02.2017 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk John Domokos: 'Journalists, advocates and activists all have to do their jobs' Through what lens do we view the refugee crisis? The Guardian's top video journalist relives trying to capture people's stories in Calais with Anna Fitzpatrick The Guardian's top video journalist speaks about his work in light of recent events.
"25.02.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk First undergraduate-centered conference to be held over Easter An undergraduate interdisciplinary Science, Technology, and Engineering conference here in Cambridge Rebecca Richmond-Smith introduces IN[SCI]TE.
"25.02.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Calling yourself a 'liberal' isn't enough The term 'liberal' allows people to ignore the nuances of other people's oppression, argues Yukiko Lui A label isn't enough, says Yukiko Lui.
"25.02.2017 10:00:00" Timeline Photos Ben Brown's latest cartoon.
"24.02.2017 18:00:04" varsity.co.uk 'Ridiculous' Corpus Christi guest policy arouses anger Students have complained that they feel over scrutinised by the current policy The college's guest policy has come under fire amid allegations of bedders informing on students and relationships having to be publicly declared.
"24.02.2017 17:00:04" varsity.co.uk 'Locate, assess and assist': Save the Children Society hosts the Refugee Utility Project Scott Mehan and Emma Tveit from the Project discussed the hardships faced by refugees fleeing Syria into Jordan Mehan stressed the difficulty of determining exactly what's going on, with around 80 per cent of refugees living outside of officially recognised camps.
"24.02.2017 16:00:01" varsity.co.uk Academic claims University alumni magazine censored material on Kashmir Dr Priyamvada Gopal claims that remarks about honouring the 'democratic aspirations of the people of Kashmir' were removed from the submission, which was ultimately spiked by the editors “They are reluctant to even potentially upset anyone with money and power in the Indian context,” said Dr Gopal.
"24.02.2017 15:32:04" varsity.co.uk English Professor in court over indecent images of children Professor Simon Jarvis entered no pleas to the twelve allegations against him He has been suspended from the University, pending an internal investigation.
"24.02.2017 15:30:00" Round-up of the week: Week 6 Here are the headlines from this week in Cambridge. Get the full story at varsity.co.uk/news.
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"24.02.2017 15:00:14" varsity.co.uk Human chain formed on King's Parade in solidarity with migrants The event was linked with 'One Day Without Us', a national event to draw attention to the contribution of migrants to society The organiser told Varsity she has “lots of friends who have been victims of hate crime” and it is “important to make a stand against it”.
"24.02.2017 13:00:03" varsity.co.uk Palestinian Society builds wall on Sidgwick Site in protest against Israel The demonstration kicked off Israeli Apartheid Week, a series of lectures and other events directed at Israeli policy in the West Bank and Gaza The wall was a replica of the barrier built to separate Israel from the Palestinian territory of the West Bank.
"24.02.2017 12:00:02" varsity.co.uk Students stand in solidarity to push University Council to divest Cambridge Zero Carbon Society held an emergency divestment protest outside Senate House on Monday morning, urging the University Council to respect Regent House divestment Grace “If Cambridge University starts to lead the way, others will follow.”
"24.02.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Cavendish Laboratory set for redevelopment Building 'Cavendish III' is set to cost over £300 million It is hoped that the new building will be successful in “offering unrivalled facilities for the benefit and advance of research in Cambridge and in the UK.”
"24.02.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Vice-Chancellor in top five for spending on flights and hotels among HE institution heads Borysiewicz spent four times the average on flights Only Warwick's Vice-Chancellor spent more on flights than Borysiewicz in 2015/16.
"24.02.2017 09:00:04" varsity.co.uk Doris takes Cambridge by storm Windows were smashed at several colleges in high winds Rowing was completely stopped on the River Cam for the first time since February 2014.
"24.02.2017 09:00:02" Timeline Photos The latest issue of Varsity is out today!
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"23.02.2017 18:30:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Dirty Hands: A Brexistential Crisis Theo Lillington and Anna Shmatenko are impressed by the potential of this politically existential piece, but find that it ultimately overreaches 3.5 stars Mixed criticism for Leo Benedict's Dirty Hands: A Brexistential Crisis.
"23.02.2017 18:00:00" varsity.co.uk The V Card: Treat yourself vegan Violet's newly vegan warrior Anna Hollingsworth tackles the haters with her modified treats Being vegan doesn't mean giving up all your favourite treats.
"23.02.2017 17:30:00" varsity.co.uk Dishing the dirt on clean eating Violet food writer Jess Lock provides yet more proof of why everything works in moderation Jess Lock explores the growing clean eating trend.
"23.02.2017 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Footlights Spring Revue 2017: Behind Closed Doors 'Gut-wrenchingly funny,' writes Kritarth Jha, who found the Footlights Spring Revue to be the perfect antidote to the Week 5 blues 4.5 stars The perfect antidote to week five blues - if you can get your hands on a ticket!
"23.02.2017 16:30:01" varsity.co.uk Vaulting Ambition: Power, Politics and Macbeth Sian Bradshaw chats to Saskia Ross, director of Macbeth, about the enduring political relevance of Shakespeare's classic and how staging this production makes a statement that BME actors can occupy traditional "It is still not the norm for people of colour to be featured in classical productions at large, let alone in Cambridge."
"23.02.2017 15:30:01" varsity.co.uk A catwalk through time Jessica Phillips explores the development of the fashion show as spectacle and considers how it is likely to develop in future, faced with the increasing influence of social media and an aseasonal fashion cycle In fashion, everyone talks of the 'moment'- and yet clothes are paraded out six months in advance of going on sale.
"23.02.2017 15:00:14" varsity.co.uk A Tale of Two Countries Nicholas Mavreas compares the way in which social media has shaped protest in Syria and Cyprus Political participation- and protest- has changed radically since the advent of social media.
"23.02.2017 14:30:52" varsity.co.uk Review: Getting 'Prevenge' If you don't go and see this film, William Morgan will have to kill you 5 stars Cambridge alumna Alice Lowe, who takes a turn as writer, director and lead-actor in the film, is steadily establishing herself as "one of the more interesting talents in the film and television industry."
"23.02.2017 14:22:48" Timeline Photos This week, the Vulture Show does art! In the studio we're discussing student art with two members of the team behind "Responses to Feminism", an exhibition opening at Churchill College. Plus, we meet Robert Devereux, whose collection forms the Heong
"23.02.2017 14:00:01" varsity.co.uk VisCourse: The Bond Complex Josh Kimblin considers the cult of James Bond and wonders what continues to draw audiences, half a century after 007's debut In an age of sequels and remakes, Bond remains the original cinematic franchise.
"23.02.2017 14:00:01" Vulture Introducing: Nadia Lesniarek This week, Nadia Lesniarek tells Vulture about her life as an artist and a student.
Video by Charlie Thorpe
"23.02.2017 13:30:36" varsity.co.uk Thread Flair: Winning big with trophy trousers Fashion columnist Ellie Mullett outlines the latest in extravagant trouser trends Trophy trousers couldn't be farther from your standard black skinny jean.
"23.02.2017 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk Insta-life: flaunting what you lack Is Instagram a reflection of our lifestyle, or an airbrushed edit? Ellen Garry explores the pernicious side to social media Are you an Insta-lover or Insta-sceptic?
"23.02.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Meet some real '20th Century Women' A vivid exploration of coming of age in the late 70s: second wave feminism, punk et al. 3.5 stars Obsessed with the 70s? This might be the film for you.
"23.02.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Anything Goes Thomas O'Connor boards the SS American and finds it a fun and light-hearted affair 3.5 stars Despite challenges posed to the company by the venue, Thomas O'Connor is impressed with their performance.
"23.02.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Confessions of a self-professed minimalist Minimalism isn't the way to happiness it claims to be, says Eduardo Baptista Minimalism isn't as new and hip as you might think.
"23.02.2017 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk The Cereal Offender: Yay-stry or Nay-stry? Let's chat about pastry Xanthe Fuller digs into la pâtisserie To pain-au-chocolat or to not pain-au-chocolat?
"23.02.2017 02:48:10" varsity.co.uk Three fire engines on St Andrew's Street A fire appeared to have struck Clarins Skin Spa opposite Emmanuel College Eyewitnesses reported seeing smoke in Clarins Skin Spa from 0.30am.
"22.02.2017 22:30:00" varsity.co.uk How I learned to love my pubes (and how it's none of your business) Violet sex columnist Bea Hannay-Young discusses an issue close to her heart – and her genitals Bea Hannay-Young has ditched the razors for good.
"22.02.2017 19:00:00" varsity.co.uk Monchi: 'This business isn't about selling players, it's getting results.' The Sevilla FC sporting director has helped his team to nine major trophies in 16 years. Paul Hyland talks to him about an odds-defying career. As champions Leicester take on Sevilla this evening, here's what happened when we sat down with Monchi, the man who turned the Andalusians into a European juggernaut.
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"22.02.2017 16:00:01" varsity.co.uk Rogue Sport of The Week: Chess with Kane Toh Paul Hyland checks out out the world of Cambridge chess with pawn star Kane Toh Kane Toh introduces us to a sport better known for intellectual rather than physical endurance- chess.
"22.02.2017 15:00:02" varsity.co.uk Ex-CURUFC captain and Aussie lock Dan Vickerman dies The former Light Blues rugby captain has died at 37 The former light blue went on to play 63 Tests for Australia in the course of his successful career.
"22.02.2017 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk Construction set to begin on Cambridge ice rink Building work is set to start on the Newmarket Road site this April Cambridge should have its own rink by early 2018.
"22.02.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Charlotte Rose: 'Through the years of doing sex work, I have become independent and confident' A squirming Felix Peckham talks male sex workers, market principles and the Monster Raving Loony Party with the multi-award winning sex worker and sexual freedom activist Charlotte Rose chats about her career, porn and feminism.
"22.02.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk It's time to introduce a Six Nations relegation play-off The emergence of countries like Georgia as contenders in world rugby threatens to shake up the sport's traditions, writes Ben Cisneros Ben Cisneros on why change is needed, and why it isn't happening.
"21.02.2017 19:00:00" varsity.co.uk Stop glamourizing mental illness – it's not glamourous Glamourizing mental illness perpetuates false stereotypes and can lead to harmful behaviours, writes Emma Simkin The link between creativity and mental illness has been around for a long time.
"21.02.2017 18:30:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Laughing my bricks off at the 'The Lego Batman Movie' Ankur Desai spends an hour and half in the dark of Gotham with a smile as bright as a sun made of lego... 4 stars Everything was awesome.
"21.02.2017 18:23:26" varsity.co.uk Cambridge Defend Education claims responsibility for broken lecture theatre window The campaign group apologised for the damage and upset caused by the accident Members of CDE were attempting to hang a banner between two buildings when their throw fell short, striking the window.
"21.02.2017 18:00:04" varsity.co.uk Live Review: Menace Beach Setting late 90s grunge against sugary pop, the Leeds band stun the crowd at the Portland Arms 4.5 stars Three guitarists means noise!
"21.02.2017 17:45:01" varsity.co.uk You can't blame Corbyn for Labour's woes Labour has deep-rooted problems his critics have failed to solve “The change Labour needs to undergo runs deeper than its leader”, writes Guy Birch.
"21.02.2017 17:30:05" varsity.co.uk Backstage at CUCFS When Flora Walsh was called in last minute to act as makeup artist for CUCFS 2017, she saw the hidden side of putting on a fashion show, where glamour and beauty is not so abundant It takes a lot of work to look effortless.
"21.02.2017 17:00:02" Vulture talks to Cambridge Shorts Vulture sits down with the student film-makers behind tonight's Cambridge Shorts event.
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"21.02.2017 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk University NSS administrators accuse CUSU of 'misinformation' over boycott Student unions nationwide are encouraging students to boycott the National Student Survey in the hope of stymieing tuition fee increases An internal email suggests that boycotting the NSS will not prevent fee increases next year.
"21.02.2017 16:30:00" varsity.co.uk General Elazar Stern MK: 'While Israel may have some problems, we have many more reasons to be proud' Keir Baker dives into the world of Israeli politics with the former Major General of the IDF and current Member of the Knesset for centrist party Yesh Atid Despite a visit beset with complications, Stern seemed "unwaveringly confident" during the interview.
"21.02.2017 16:00:03" varsity.co.uk Snapbridge: Which college wears it best? Intrepid Violet reporter Grace Robinson uncovers the best Snapchat filter in Cambridge Did your college make the cut?
"21.02.2017 15:00:04" varsity.co.uk Passionate about compassion Felix Peckham talks about why a friendly smile is sometimes the best way to help someone feeling down We ought to ignore the petty politics of social climbing and focus out energy into practicing sincere kindness.
"21.02.2017 14:30:00" varsity.co.uk Concert review: Mahler's Symphony No.4 Thea Sands reviews a concert full of contrasts, and wonders how the classical concert can become more diverse 4 stars Thea Sands gives the diverse and intimate recital, performed in the impressive Jesus Chapel, four stars.
"21.02.2017 14:00:05" varsity.co.uk Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow: we must keep creating BME space in student theatre In the second of her articles looking at race in Cambridge theatre, Naomi Obeng explains how the short collective memory of students erases the all too infrequent moments for students of colour in the spotlight “It's absolutely unforgivable that BME actors who have enthusiasm and talent, are discouraged from even auditioning because race feels like an obstacle”
"21.02.2017 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk The Labour Party is doomed unless Corbyn resigns Jeremy Corbyn's poor leadership style and inability to captivate an audience mean that the only solution is new leadership "I crave a Bernie Sanders, an Elizabeth Warren or a Justin Trudeau – someone who can command a podium or a doorstep and speak from their heart."
"21.02.2017 12:30:00" varsity.co.uk Fifty shades of sarcasm In this fascinating piece, Charlie Stone explores the nuances of tone and sarcasm in the English language I beg your pardon.
"21.02.2017 12:15:29" varsity.co.uk Vulture talks to Cambridge Shorts The student film showcase is on at the ADC tonight Ahead of tonight's showcase screening, Film and Television Editor Pany Heliotis sits down with the team behind Cambridge Shorts to discuss what audiences can expect.
"21.02.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Levison Wood: 'It's not just adventure for adventure's sake' Keir Baker chats travelling, TripAdvisor and the Taliban with the explorer, documentary-maker and best-selling author ahead of his appearance at the Cambridge Corn Exchange later this month Levison Wood chats backpacking, politics and the army ahead of his one-man show coming soon to the Cambridge Junction.
"21.02.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk The panic attack that took me to hospital Laura Day opens up about a panic attack that felt like a heart attack, and learning to not ignore anxiety "I realised that my mental health had finally waged war on my physical health – and it was winning."
"21.02.2017 10:30:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Speakeasy 'A melodious harmony of words, images, assonance, alliteration and rhyming patterns interweave,' writes Genevieve Cox, who is impressed with the variety and emotional breadth of Speakeasy4.5 stars Imaginative poetry and emotionally charged performances earned Speakeasy four and a half stars.
"21.02.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Divestment is a mirage – here's what we can do instead Divesting is illusory, Cambridge should use the money to invest in reducing the cost of renewables, argues Nicolas Mavreas Nicholas Mavreas argues that maybe divestment isn't the answer.
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"20.02.2017 19:53:54" varsity.co.uk CUSU calls referendums on new Constitution and Standing Orders Students will be asked to go to the polls for the fourth and fifth referendums in just over a year, which are set to coincide with the vote for sabbatical officers Students will be asked to vote on the fifth referendum in just over a year, as Cambridge University Students' Union (CUSU) updates its internal rules.
"20.02.2017 19:48:33" varsity.co.uk CUSU Council postpones NUS affiliation vote amid fee increase The debate has been postponed at least until after the NUS conference in late April The affiliation debate will be postponed at least until after the NUS conference in late April to prevent a "snap decision", following a more than twentyfold increase in NUS affiliation fees
"20.02.2017 19:00:00" varsity.co.uk Bayern humiliation should call time on Wenger's Arsenal career Paul Hyland argues that Arsenal's latest European capitulation shows that Arsène Wenger is no longer the man for the job Wenger has been under performing- and so have his team.
"20.02.2017 18:00:01" varsity.co.uk Betsy DeVos: America's new plutocrat Money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a position in Trump's cabinet Betsy DeVos is possibly the only person less qualified for their role than Trump himself.
"20.02.2017 17:00:05" varsity.co.uk Hello, Nightline. Would you like to talk? Three anonymous students talk about their experiences of volunteering at Nightline: the trials and tribulations, and why they do it A problem shared is a problem halved.
"20.02.2017 16:00:03" varsity.co.uk Is it ethical to want to live forever? We live in a culture which is obsessed with trying to live longer, but what would an end to aging actually entail? Felicity Hall reminds us that in an unequal world with depleting resources, living forever might be a selfish desire.
"20.02.2017 15:00:04" varsity.co.uk Where's the contemporary art we deserve? We need to support artist more, especially in this time of troubles Grayson Perry may have given up- but we remain optimistic that modern art can become a vocal and prolific platform in times of political unease.
"20.02.2017 14:00:02" varsity.co.uk Agony Aunt: Not so funny What to do when you're tired of being the butt of every joke? “Friends who are unsympathetic to your emotional pain aren't friends worth having”
"20.02.2017 13:30:05" varsity.co.uk Symbol resembling National Front logo found in History Faculty toilet The conjoined 'N' and 'F' is the logo adopted by the notorious far-right party It comes in the wake of prominent anti-Semitic incidents around the city.
"20.02.2017 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk VisCourse: Film and the meaning of 'Metropolis' Lydia Sabatini examines how the city landscape has evolved into its own signifier in cinematic literature... Lydia Sabatini explains just how extensive the influence of film is.
"20.02.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk 200 days of rain: living with SAD Seasonal Affective Disorder isn't something that just exists in teen-flicks - it can affect us here in Cambridge too, says Alex Ridley "And through it all, I will be eternally grateful that Cambridge exams are in May and not February"
Alex Ridley explains how there can be a relationship between the weather and mental health.
"20.02.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk How Kanye changed mental health discussion The rap icon doesn't get the credit he deserves, says Toby Pleming Toby Pleming explains Kanye West's contribution to mental health awareness, and why it is so important.
"20.02.2017 10:30:00" varsity.co.uk Academics warn of rise in anti-Semitic incidents at universities The Union of Jewish Students has also condemned the spate of incidents on UK campuses Ruth Deech, the former Principal of St Anne's College, Oxford, called such incidents the "canary in the coalmine".
"20.02.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Larry Elliott: 'Economics is not a hard science, it's really more like a form of medieval witchcraft' Does anyone really know what's going on? Anna Fitzpatrick chats with The Guardian's Economics Editor about Brexit, Trump and why 'experts' didn't see it coming. The Guardian's Economics Editor talks Brexit, Trump and the future.
"20.02.2017 09:06:05" varsity.co.uk Review: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead Teodor Nicula-Golovei gets existential with Tom Stoppard's absurdist tragicomedy and finds it 'full of dazzling wit' 4 stars "The strong delivery of this seriously abstract play of dazzling wit was a pleasing sight on the Cambridge scene and one which I definitely recommend seeing."
"19.02.2017 19:00:00" varsity.co.uk Feeling sick? Physical health isn't the only explanation Miriam Joy shares her personal experiences of the complex overlap between mental and physical health Disruptions in your mental health often manifest in little-discussed physical symptoms.
"19.02.2017 18:00:04" varsity.co.uk There are bigger issues than whether or not Jews are 'white'. Anti-Semitic flyers for one After the recent spate of anti-Semitic incidents in Cambridge, columnist Miikka Jaarte looks at what 'whiteness' means for the Jewish community “Holocaust denial and swastikas aren't sticks and stones, but they're not too far off”
"19.02.2017 17:02:00" varsity.co.uk Joe Root's appointment ushers in a new era of optimism for England Andrew Derrett explains how England look set to go from strength to strength under their new skipper One cricketing legend makes way for another.
"19.02.2017 16:00:10" varsity.co.uk The highs and lows of CUCFS 2017 Despite several hiccoughs along the way, the University Charity Fashion Show proved to be a spectacular celebration of diverse beauty, writes Ellie Mullet "The 'unlimited' alcohol might have run dry, and the headline act was cut short, but the fashion was very much in full flow."
Ellie Mullet catches us up with the most stylish event of the Cambridge calendar.
"19.02.2017 15:00:02" varsity.co.uk Dr Nicola Byrom: 'We all have mental health and we all need to look after it' Anna Fitzpatrick pays homage to the mission statement of Student Minds – 'one conversation at a time, we will transform the state of student mental health' – by speaking to its founder The founder of Student Minds continues to tirelessly promote the need for mental health dialogues among young people.
"19.02.2017 14:30:00" varsity.co.uk Fickle and changeable? An afternoon with Laura Marling Ben Haigh was at Goldsmiths University for the singer-songwriter's student conference Ben Haigh attended indie darling Laura Marling's student-only press conference.
"19.02.2017 14:00:05" varsity.co.uk Word Up: feeling blue In this week's etymology column, Georgie Thorpe considers why we might be feeling blue To be blue has been in use as early as 1785, when it appeared in "A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue."
"19.02.2017 13:30:00" varsity.co.uk I'm a special snowflake. So what? The openness to different kinds of identity should not be derided, but celebrated, argues Yukiko Lui "At the heart of the scepticism about 'special snowflakes' is a stubborn refusal to acknowledge the plurality of human experience"
"19.02.2017 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk A Week Five thank-you note to Cambridge theatre Weekly reviewer, Genevieve Cox, discusses how theatre has let her escape that ever-persistent bubble this term – and why it might be the secret to making it through Week Five Genevieve Cox explains what theatre means to her, and why we should all see more of it.
"19.02.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk CURUFC sign off with victory over Royal Navy Devarshi Lodhia reports as Cambridge end their campaign with a 22-19 victory over the Navy It's another victory for the Rugby Club!
"19.02.2017 11:30:01" Timeline Photos Tune in to today's Sunday Review as we look ahead to the French Presidential Elections with deputy comment editor Noah Froud and Political Commentator Simon Percelay. We will also be discussing the NSS boycott with CUSU Education Officer Roberta Huldisch.
"19.02.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Carpe Diem, or is it time to slow down a bit? Polly Evans looks at the state of our current relationship with time, and how we never have enough of it We now lose concentration faster than a goldfish.
"19.02.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Walled in by 'Fences' Denzel Washington successfully captures the isolation of August Wilson's play in this screen adaptation says Alex Izza Alex Izza is full of praise for the actors, despite some distracting scene changes.
"19.02.2017 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk Opposition to private universities is a disguised form of elitism Private universities can and do offer educational advantages which are sometimes overlooked in an increasingly reductionist debate "Denying opportunities to those willing to take them seems distinctly perverse. And part of rectifying this moral blind-spot is not allowing ourselves to be swayed by bogus analogies, such as Trump University."
"18.02.2017 19:00:00" varsity.co.uk We moan, but we'll miss Cambridge In their last teaching term, finalists will flock to lectures this term not out of fear, but to relish their last term of teaching, argues Flo Sagers Flo Sagers will be sad to see the back of the backs (and lecture halls, and libraries).
"18.02.2017 18:00:01" varsity.co.uk Irresistible Cambridge keep Cup aspirations alive CUAFC women eased past Birmingham 3rds into the semi-finals of the Midlands Conference Cup, reports Imran Marashli The CUAFC women's team have stormed their way to a second consecutive BUCS Midlands Conference Cup semi-final.
"18.02.2017 17:00:02" varsity.co.uk Review: Sampha – Process A flawed but promising debut by the British R&B crooner, says Ian Wang 4 stars From unsettling piano riffs to frenetic drums and anxious, gasped vocals, Ian Wang gives Sampha's "undeniably impressive" debut four stars.
"18.02.2017 16:00:01" varsity.co.uk Our chemical library romance Why aren't waking hours enough for work? asks Gabrielle McGuinness Modafinil has been called the “world's first safe smart drug”.
"18.02.2017 15:00:02" varsity.co.uk Ronald Coyne does not represent us all The media unfairly generalises Cambridge students as elitist, ignoring the hard work that many do to combat it, argues Nandini Mitra We're not all bad.
"18.02.2017 14:00:04" varsity.co.uk TV Round-Up: Call the Midwife (Part 1) The Sunday favourite is still twee, still saccharine, and still charming, says Jemma Slingo "I have moved into a squeakily wholesome universe, where everyone is alarmingly earnest and handicraft is a legitimate pastime."
Jemma Slingo is won over by the warm optimism of the BBC favourite.
"18.02.2017 13:30:00" varsity.co.uk Women in art: 'Things are changing' Anna Moody discusses responses and solutions to sexism within the art world and beyond. "Stepping out into the art world, how can you begin to convince people that you are serious? The message was clear. Passion and energy, of course, but above all you need a sense of humour."
"18.02.2017 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk Varsity x PhoCUS Lent Photography Competition: Runners Up Introducing our runner up, Mathias Gjesdal Hammer, and commended photographers Basil Ting, Luke Braidwood, Felix Peckham, Xelia Mendes Jones, and Kaye Song Have a look at photographs from the runner up and commended photographers of the Lent Photography Competition.
"18.02.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Feeling SAD: more than the winter blues The real 'sadness' about SAD is that there just isn't enough awareness or understanding, writes Elizabeth Gibbs Elizabeth Gibbs explains an often overlooked form of depression: SAD.
"18.02.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Varsity x PhoCUS Lent Photography Competition: Winner Presenting the winner of the inaugural Varsity x PhoCUS Lent Photography Competition, Yahya Aitabi Check out the winner of the inaugural Lent Photography Competition!
"18.02.2017 10:30:31" varsity.co.uk 'Let's Love Cambridge's Homeless' distributes care packages to the homeless The event was attended by an estimated 70 volunteers They handed out food, water and emergency numbers.
"18.02.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Telomeres – nature's anti-ageing scheme Zi Ran looks into the exciting biology surrounding telomeres and their potential impact "To find immortality, one must understand mortality."
"18.02.2017 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk There is nothing complicated about torture Torture cannot be compared to animal testing. It is cruel, inhumane and never a necessary evil Patrick Wernham responds to Anna Jenning's article on torture.
Read Patrick's piece here: https://www.varsity.co.uk/comment/12177
"...there's nothing complicated or nuanced about torture. It is wholly, unequivocally wrong."
Read Anna's Piece here:
"17.02.2017 19:00:01" varsity.co.uk 'Parliament has got to take back control': CULS discusses Brexit Professor Catherine Barnard and Dr Chris Bickerton talked about the reasons for and consequences of last year's historic decision to leave the EU Dr Barnard said that so far, Brexit had meant, “taking back control not for [the] UK Parliament, but for the executive.”
"17.02.2017 18:00:01" varsity.co.uk Queens' eyes up Land Economy Department building for accommodation Queens' College is reportedly looking to convert the Mill Lane buildings into accommodation for second-years Queens' College is part of a group of colleges alongside St Catharine's College and Pembroke College who are planning to buy and redevelop the site.
"17.02.2017 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk CICCU hosted anti-marriage equality vicar for 'Unexpected' event Nick Tucker has also claimed that children suffer in single-parent households “We didn't ask him, and wouldn't ask him, to talk about sexuality,” the Christian Union's president told Varsity.
"17.02.2017 16:30:00" varsity.co.uk Nigel Inkster: 'We need to fight smart' MI6's former Director of Operations and Intelligence channels all his experience to give Toby Pleming his view on the fight against ISIS “Violent extremism is rooted in grievance, and at the end of the day, it doesn't really matter all that much what the grievance is.” Toby Pleming speaks to MI6′s former Director of Operations.
"17.02.2017 14:00:07" varsity.co.uk News in Brief: Lent Week 5 The return of the Cambridgeshire 'hovertrain', an overeager bookworm, fierce competition for Professorship of Play and thirty-year-old Union drama A new University project is aiming to continue an abandoned 1960s plan to build a 'hover-train' in Cambridgeshire.
"17.02.2017 13:00:12" varsity.co.uk Student's t-shirts to raise funds for refugees A Cambridge student has designed and produced “Love Trumps Hate” t-shirts, to encourage fellow students to take action against the refugee crisis. Tiara Ataii, a first-year German and Arabic student at Robinson College, spent her entire student loan on the t-shirts.
"17.02.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Cambridge lit up by E-Luminate festival Some of the city's most iconic buildings have been given a new design in dazzling colour for five days this week Iconic buildings like Senate House and King's Chapel have been lit up each evening.
"17.02.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Colleges unite in funding drive to combat homelessness In the wake of the news that a University student burnt a £20 note in front of a homeless man, several college JCRs are raising money for Jimmy's Cambridge. Students have rallied together to raise money for Cambridge's homeless after a video of a Cantab taunting a homeless man emerged last week.
"17.02.2017 10:07:11" varsity.co.uk Students use red ribbons to campaign against climate change Student groups including CUSU Women's Campaign, Student Action for Refugees and Cambridge Zero Carbon Society, protested on Friday morning Seen red ribbons around Cambridge today? It's a protest about climate change and divestment. Take a read of the labels attached to the ribbon.
"17.02.2017 10:00:01" varsity.co.uk Exclusive: Fashion headliner's attack on student defended by BME campaign and FLY FLY, CUSU BME Campaign, CUSU Women's Officer and the organisers of the Cambridge University Charity Fashion Show have spoken to Varsity on the incident The BME campaign and FLY described the incident as a “disgraceful public display of sexism and misogynoir”.
"17.02.2017 09:00:07" Timeline Photos The latest issue of Varsity is out today!
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"16.02.2017 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk I just want to dance, CUSU LGBT+ In her fifth column, Mimi Robson once again begs CUSU LGBT+ to get their act together "How many CUSU LGBT+ Ents Executives does it take to put on a club night?"
"16.02.2017 16:00:09" varsity.co.uk Bravery alone can turn grey skies into Cloud Nine Martha O'Neil on the skill that means you need no silver lining "To be one's own sovereign is not to be selfish, to be skeptical of others, to push one's own agenda – to be one's own sovereign, is to be brave."
Martha O'Neil shares the skill that's keeping her going at Cambridge- bravery.
"16.02.2017 15:00:09" varsity.co.uk Big Mouth: How to be 'Cool' Kate Collins gives her guide to being a few degrees too cool Kate Collins is here to save us from ourselves, with an infallible 6 step road map to guaranteed coolness.
"16.02.2017 14:00:14" varsity.co.uk Cambridge students can build the foundations to end homelessness Sam Willis outlines what society can do to fix this callous disregard for human dignity "The repugnance of the deed is undeniable."
"16.02.2017 13:32:31" varsity.co.uk Cambridge NUS fee set for dramatic increase CUSU's affiliation fee for 2016-17, projected to be £250, has instead been calculated at £5,765 There is set to be a 2,300 per cent increase in Cambridge's NUS affiliation fee.
"16.02.2017 13:30:01" Timeline Photos Join us on Cam FM at 3PM today for this week's culture roundup, the Vulture show!
This week we're joined in the studio by Charlotte Gifford and Bret Cameron, both involved in the upcoming Cambridge Shorts, to talk all things short films. Plus, Varsity's
"16.02.2017 13:00:11" varsity.co.uk 5,394 miles: A survival guide to long-distance relationships TMK on how to survive when your significant other is thousands of miles, several time zones, and a small fortune of travelling away Long Distance Relationships are hard work- but there are always things you can do to ease the burden.
"16.02.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Improv Actually Holly Mackinlay was impressed by the fleeting hilarity of the Impronaughts' latest offering, and left the Corpus Playroom with a case of severe FOMO 4 stars "Improv is all about saying yes – so if someone asks you to queue for a ticket to this sold-out show, then you should say yes as well."
"16.02.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Cereal Offender: The Full(er) English Breakfast Xanthe Fuller presents the definitive guide to the Full English The definitive guide to the full English breakfast.
"16.02.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Review: The Cripple of Inishmaan Thomas O'Connor thoroughly enjoyed the dark authenticity of McDonagh's classic 4 stars "It is when this strong cast immerse themselves fully in the writing, that the authentic darkness of the edgy production shines through"
"16.02.2017 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk Fashion show headliner cuts set short after hitting audience member Princess Nokia left the stage after performing only two songs, when an attendee allegedly shouted a slur from the audience. Witnesses say they then saw the artist climb down from the stage and hit the man three times in the face, before getting back on stage and saying “When a white guy disrespects you, you punch them in the face.”
"15.02.2017 18:02:07" varsity.co.uk Baya Medhaffar: 'It's because politics sucks that these people have this strength to express themselves' Georgios Topaloglou follows up his review of As I Open My Eyes with a conversation with its star Georgios Topaloglou sits down with the Tunisian cinematic prodigy.
"15.02.2017 17:03:01" varsity.co.uk Introducing: BAND A Sian Bradshaw sits down with BAND A ahead of Battle of the Bands to talk Glass Animals, meeting Pete Doherty in a toilet cubicle, and their plans for world domination BAND, A Play About A Band opens tonight at 11pm at the ADC.
"15.02.2017 16:00:08" varsity.co.uk Bedroom Art: snapshots of girl habitats from Boston to Beirut Ruby Reding interviews photgrapher Rania Matar, discussing her documentation of girls' bedroom-spaces in the US, Lebanon and in refugee camps "The room will be the first cocoon a girl creates for herself, of herself."
"15.02.2017 14:00:12" varsity.co.uk Rosencrantz and Guildenstern: not dead yet. Theo Lillington examines the never-ending appeal of Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead ahead of its Cambridge student run this week Whether its the familiar characters or the searing hot wit, "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead" has endured in popular consciousness since it was first performed in the 1960s.
"15.02.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Why Gaga at the Super Bowl could have been so much more Zoe Black reviews a lacklustre halftime performance "The issue was not the lack of a didactic moral but the lack of any message in particular" says Zoe Black.
"15.02.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Students give to homeless in wake of note-burning incident An event has been arranged following the incident on the 2nd February where a Pembroke student attempted to burn money in front of a homeless man At the "Let's Love Cambridge's Homeless" event on Thursday students will give hot food and drink to Cambridge's homeless population
"15.02.2017 09:41:01" varsity.co.uk Protest group claims responsibility for rock thrown through lecture theatre window An e-mail circulated by the course co-ordinator for the lecture which was interrupted yesterday said that the incident 'appears' to be deliberate The Course Co-ordinator has said that the incident 'appears' to be deliberate
"14.02.2017 21:09:37" varsity.co.uk Trumpington Road third most dangerous cycling blackspot in UK 34 cycling accidents at the Trumpington Road junction were reported to police between 2009 and 2015 The junction between Trumpington Road and Lensfield road by the Engineering Department and Royal Cambridge Hotel saw 34 accidents between 2009 and 2015
"14.02.2017 19:00:05" Vultue Introducing: Leo BEnedict Vulture talks to student playwright Leo Benedict about adapting Sartre for the Brexit era.
Read about it here: https://www.varsity.co.uk/culture/12139
Video by Charlie Thorpe
"14.02.2017 18:00:00" varsity.co.uk It's all in your head? Emma Walsh unpicks the physical symptoms her anxiety can generate "There are two extremes of anxiety that people can suffer. One, you want to die so you struggle to do anything. Two, you are so bloody terrified of dying that you stop living life properly. Neither should be left untreated."
"14.02.2017 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk Finding the 'I' in closet: our clothing, our identities? Fashion and queer identities have a long and complex shared history - three Cambridge students talk about their clothing and what it means to them Three students explain the relationship between their fashion and their gender identity.
"14.02.2017 16:00:04" varsity.co.uk Review: Discovery Through Display Lily Spicer reviews Kettle's Yard's 'Discovery Through Display' exhibition, curated by Fitzwilliam student Josephine Waugh 5 stars Lily Spicer is thoroughly impressed by Kettle Yard's most recent exhibition, curated by undergraduate Josephine Waugh.
"14.02.2017 15:30:00" varsity.co.uk TV Round-Up: The Man in the High Castle (Part Three) Amazon's dystopian thriller concludes with explosions, heart-break and timely relevance. As the many narrative ends are tied up, Josh Kimblin considers the show's moral ambiguity. This Amazon Originals thriller resonates with Josh Kimblin in light of recent real-world events.
"14.02.2017 15:00:00" varsity.co.uk Kendrick Lamar archived at Harvard: why he deserves it Gianamar Giovannetti-Singh explains why To Pimp a Butterfly is worthy of every accolade it gets Gianamar Giovannetti-Singh is full of praise for Kendrick Lamar's third album.
"14.02.2017 14:00:36" varsity.co.uk Grief, gaps and growing up When your entire life crumbles in your first term of university. And then you have to rebuild it. Finty Hunter is learning to adapt to life after the death of a parent.
"14.02.2017 13:00:36" varsity.co.uk Need to stay in bed and watch Netflix? Completely okay. Juliette Bretan shares her top tips for beating the blues "It's not just Week Five Blues that we have to worry about. What about Week One Blues? Or Week Seven Blues? Or even vacation blues?"
"14.02.2017 12:30:02" varsity.co.uk Women's football Blues crowned divisional champions Paul Hyland reports on an as-yet unbeaten league season for the CUAFC women, who have secured promotion to the Midlands 1A League The CUAFC women continued their reign of success, this time beating the University of Bedfordshire 5-2.
"14.02.2017 12:00:07" varsity.co.uk Sir Richard Evans: 'Denial will do its bit for establishing the truth' Joel Nelson talks to the President of Wolfson College about his role in the Irving trial that has been recently captured on the big screen “As I saw the elderly people crowding the public galleries with their sleeves rolled up and their Auschwitz tattoo numbers on their arms, I realised it was something much bigger”
"14.02.2017 11:00:03" varsity.co.uk Valentine's Food Guide: How to steal a pizza their heart Looking for Valentine's treats? Violet food feature writer Jess Lock is your culinary cupid Missed out on reservations for the best table in town this Valentine's? Jess Lock is here to save the day.
"14.02.2017 10:30:01" varsity.co.uk Review: Cries of 'Denial' Jake Dyble praises Mick Jackson's film for its complexity but also finds it its biggest shortcoming...3 stars Despite being a "subtle and thoughtful piece", critic Jake Dyble gives this legal dramatization a lackluster 3 stars.
"14.02.2017 10:29:03" varsity.co.uk St Catharine's student assaulted on Silver Street bridge The Senior Tutor sent round an email this morning warning students not to wear gowns about town The St Catharine's Senior Tutor has advised students not to wear gowns around town
"14.02.2017 10:02:48" varsity.co.uk Practical Shitticism: Valentine's Day card badges Lily Lindon critically analyses the badges found on Valentine's Day cards as an exemplar of modern romance As if couples on Valentine's Day aren't visible enough, some feel the need to wear badges pronouncing their love for each other. Lily Lindon examines the phenomenon.
"13.02.2017 19:00:01" varsity.co.uk Can Tristram Hunt direct the V&A? Judy Zhou considers that ex-politican Tristram Hunt might be more qualified to direct the Victoria and Albert Museum than was initially anticipated Is someone who once claimed "we need to start charging for museums and galleries again" the right choice to lead the V&A?
Judy Zhou suggests Tristram Hunt might be more capable than we would expect.
"13.02.2017 18:00:01" varsity.co.uk Insight: Inside Europe's worst detention centre Tiara Ataii visited the Greek detention centre Vial, witnessing Europe's refugee crisis firsthand Tiara Ataii gives a harrowing account of the realities of life for Refugees stranded at the Greek Detention centre.
"13.02.2017 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk The V Card: The Lunch Anna Hollingsworth takes her vegan challenge to the most ambiguous meal of the day Vegan lunch isn't as easy or as glamorous as Instagram might have you believe.
"13.02.2017 16:00:02" varsity.co.uk Microcosm or alma mater? Considering Cambridge as a root of British theatre's race problem In the first of a three-part series examining the treatment and experiences of actors of colour in Cambridge, Naomi Obeng argues that the professional stage is the pale inheritor of a white-washed student theat Naomi Obeng explores the extent to which a white-washed Cambridge theatre scene is responsible for the difficulties actors of colour face later in their careers.
"13.02.2017 15:30:40" varsity.co.uk Anti-Semitic material found in University buildings One leaflet was found in a CAMCard access-only area of the Institute of Criminology, according to an e-mail circulated by the Institute's Deputy Director The flyers appear to be the same as the ones left on cars' windscreens last week.
"13.02.2017 15:30:00" varsity.co.uk Identical identity? On being a twin Katherine Ridley explains the best and worst parts of growing up with someone who is the same – on a genetic level at least "It's difficult to find out who you are when the world keeps telling you that you're exactly the same as someone else – someone who doesn't really know who they are either."
Katherine Ridley explains why your twin jokes aren't funny.
"13.02.2017 15:01:43" varsity.co.uk VisCourse: The possibilities of children's literature on-screen adaptations What makes children's literature children's literature? And do we impose mature themes when we adapt it for the screen? Danielle Cameron meditates... There's no need to put down your copies of Harry Potter and The Northern Lights just yet.
"13.02.2017 14:00:02" varsity.co.uk My RAG Blind Date: A rocky start and messy ending Restrain your passions on a first date, as Ted Mackey finds out "Tinder is empty, Grindr is creepy, and as for Craigslist, I don't particularly want to be dismembered and kept in a fridge. So, RAG it is."
"13.02.2017 13:00:02" varsity.co.uk The honours system is broken but Beckham should be knighted Devarshi Lodhia argues that resistance to a knighthood for David Beckham is rooted in snobbery towards football players "What is clear is that Beckham, once again, finds himself on the wrong end of relentless snobbery that footballers often face, rooted in the old idea that they, however rich, should know their place. "
"13.02.2017 12:30:00" varsity.co.uk Don't mention the 'E' Word: can one Cambridge student make existential theatre cool again? Featuring 'What do we do if we can't get Michael Caine?' and other existential crises, Danny Wittenberg talks to Victor Rees about the inspiration behind A Fool To His Folly Danny Wittenberg speaks to author and co-director Victor Rees about this modern existentialist play.
"13.02.2017 12:00:07" varsity.co.uk The ecology of the future is in our hands Zdravko Zahariev looks at the current trends in biodiversity management, and the potential solutions looking forward. "The wonders that Sir David Attenborough has been showing us over the past few months seems to be at stake"
"13.02.2017 11:00:03" varsity.co.uk Grudgebridge: What we've Learned Cambridge students have more in common than we think, Violet editor Danny Wittenberg discovers Violet Editor Danny Wittenberg discusses the latest in a series of Cambridge-related pages that have been cropping up on our newsfeeds: Grudgebridge.
"13.02.2017 10:00:07" varsity.co.uk A defence of 'queering the liturgy' The church has a responsibility to engage and welcome all The decision by Westcott House to give a service fully in Polari, the language of the historical London gay subculture, has been heavily criticised.
"13.02.2017 09:07:53" www.varsity.co.uk Revealed: Clare May Ball theme Clare's organising committee announced their much-anticipated theme last night The organisers hope the theme will make revellers feel young – whatever their age.
"13.02.2017 09:00:01" varsity.co.uk Bird or turkey hen? What language does to our identities Charlie Stone sweats carrots coming to grips with personal and national language identities "The expression 'shed crocodile tears' exists in 45 European languages as well as Arabic, Swahili, Persian, Indian languages, Chinese, and Mongolian."
"12.02.2017 19:00:00" varsity.co.uk 'Tá Gaeilge agam. Agus tú?' Ted Mackey explains how learning the Irish language is connecting him with his North Ireland heritage The very act of speaking or teaching Irish has become tied up in identity politics.
"12.02.2017 18:00:07" varsity.co.uk Pack behaviour: the sartorial tribes of a Cambridge night-out Flora Walsh takes a tongue-in-cheek glance at the sartorial stereotypes of Cambridge's student club-goers, from the ironic 'Road Men' to the Ospreys. Can you identify yourself in one of the categories? Are you more black tie in Cindies, or glitter and tinfoil at ArcSoc?
"12.02.2017 17:00:06" varsity.co.uk A case for bioengineering Eliminate Dengue is a project with trials across the world investigating the possibilities regarding the control of Dengue fever in high-risk areas. Occurrences of dengue have increased by over 30 times in the past 50 years- but one project is working to combat the disease.
"12.02.2017 16:00:07" varsity.co.uk I speak, therefore I am: Meus idiomas Eduardo Baptista talks about identity at the crossroads of swearing in Portuguese, struggling with Korean fluency, and sounding like a History student in English "Being multicultural can be problematic if one yearns for a sense of belonging."
Does our personality change between the languages we speak? Eduardo Baptista weighs in.
"12.02.2017 15:00:07" varsity.co.uk Despite the admissions statistics, women are still not equal Recent statistics mask the inequality in race and class in Cambridge 87% of applications to the Computer Sciences Tripos come from male students.
"12.02.2017 14:01:12" varsity.co.uk Word Up: Five words whose meanings have completely changed In this week's column, Georgie Thorpe considers how the meaning of a word can become its exact opposite. Bully used to mean sweetheart.
"12.02.2017 13:00:07" varsity.co.uk Do you speak to me? Lydia Bunt grapples with an MML identity divided between three languages How does it feel to have your personality split between three languages?
"12.02.2017 12:30:01" varsity.co.uk Review: Love Art After Dark Emma Slater finds this year's 'Love Art After Dark' event at the Fitzwilliam Museum an enchanting affair, held back only by the impossiblity of experiencing everything 4 stars "It was clear that the best moments of the evening were private ones shared between friends"
Reviewer Emma Slater gives the The Fitzwilliam Museum Society's annual soirée four stars.
"12.02.2017 12:00:08" varsity.co.uk Review: Footlights Lady Smoker Perdi Higgs thoroughly enjoyed the first serving of this new termly fixture and found the Lady Smoker to be fully in the spirit of classic Footlights comedy 4 stars "It made me really happy, and it seemed the audience felt the same way. You can't ask for much more from student comedy."
"12.02.2017 11:30:01" Timeline Photos The Sunday Review is back today at 1pm on Cam FM!
Join Peter and Nick as they talk about the journalistic ethics behind the breaking of the money-burning story with Varsity's Sam Harrison (Co-Senior News Editor) and Anna Jennings (Features Editor). CUSU
"12.02.2017 11:00:01" varsity.co.uk Unknown Displeasures: Pegasus vs Chimera Bad CGI and crappy action sequences proliferate this piece of Netflix pap Sarah Taylor sat through it so that you don't have to.
"12.02.2017 10:00:02" varsity.co.uk Presidential Wars: the elite strikes back The French elite has found its own version of Justin Trudeau. Simon Percelay explains the rise of Macron.
"12.02.2017 09:00:03" varsity.co.uk Review: Unravelling The Ribbon Richard Assheton is 'astounded by the quality' of this touching play and finds it a fitting homage to Cambridge Pink Week 5 stars "Frankly, I was astounded by the quality of this production."
The Pink Week play receives five starts from Richard Assheton.
"11.02.2017 19:00:00" varsity.co.uk Out to impress Gabrielle McGuinness ponders why clubbing in Cambridge is so claustrophobic Few people would defend the Cambridge club scene, but Gabrielle McGuinness reminds us at least that "there's always not going, not caring, or drinking till it stops mattering".
"11.02.2017 18:00:07" varsity.co.uk Review: Meet 'Toni Erdmann': performance consultant, German ambassador… dad. Maren Ade's film is an introspective look at familial responsibility and emotional self-examination finds Film and TV Editor, Pany Heliotis 4 stars Film and TV Editor Pany Heliotis give the "masterful" German-Austrian comedy-drama 4 stars.
"11.02.2017 17:00:01" varsity.co.uk A ballad a day… the secrets of music psychology Sam Brown investigates the long-noted relationship between music and emotion Was Bob Marley right when he said that "when music hits you, you feel no pain"?
"11.02.2017 16:01:17" varsity.co.uk High-flying RAF leave Cambridge grounded Cambridge were brought down to earth by a 19-7 home defeat to an RAF XV, reports Imran Marashli The RAF beat the Cambridge team 19-7 at home on Wednesday.
"11.02.2017 15:00:02" varsity.co.uk John Boyne: 'All writers reflect in their work what they want it to mean to themselves' Keir Baker speaks to author of the international best-selling novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas about his new book ahead of his appearance at Heffers later this month “I would say there are two types of writers: the intellectual writer and the emotional writer”, says John Boyne.
Interviews editor Keir Baker discusses the literary life with the author of the bestselling "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas".
"11.02.2017 14:00:09" varsity.co.uk Who is a Jew? There is more than one way to feel Jewish, argues Miikka Jaarte Orthodox Jews maintain that someone who has a Jewish mother is a Jew, whereas many liberal Jewish scholars argue that being a Jew is merely a matter of religion.
"11.02.2017 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk If you miss home so much, why did you leave? Jun Pang writes on the complexities of being an international student, and what she's learnt aside from academia Jun Pang explores the extra challenges international students face when they choose to study far away from home.
"11.02.2017 12:00:01" varsity.co.uk King's defeat hockey Blues in relegation double-header Paul Hyland reports on a frustrating day for CUHC as they went down 2-0 at home to a team of medics from King's College London "There are only so many ways you can write that a match never really got going, but this one really didn't."
Cambridge lost 2-0.
"11.02.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Technology has turned us into culture addicts Polly Evans looks at how flights at the click of a button bring into focus our desperation for culture Has travelling become too easy? Polly Evans suggests that technology is preventing us from truly engaging with the cultures we visit.
"11.02.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Feeling 'other' is still a problem at Cambridge While access for students from minority backgrounds is improving, the curricula is still dominated by white males, argues Yukiko Lui "But Cambridge is now made up of the kids who wouldn't have been let through the doors a century ago, and our traditions need to give us room to grow, not restrict our movement."
The people at Cambridge now are demographically nothing like those here
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"10.02.2017 19:00:04" varsity.co.uk Big Mouth: Are women funny? Well, are men funny? Asks student stand-up and Violet columnist Kate Collins “Does being a man hinder your ability to perform? Unless you're talking out of your penis, then it probably doesn't”, writes Kate Collins.
"10.02.2017 17:30:00" varsity.co.uk Cambridge responds to £20 note-burning incident A PhD researcher has set up a campaign encouraging students to give £20 to the homeless, and a petition has been circulated calling for the culprit's expulsion from the University PhD researcher Richard Dent is calling upon Cambridge students to give to homeless people and charities.
"10.02.2017 17:00:07" varsity.co.uk CUSU President calls for sacking in Oxford racism row Amatey Doku says “someone needs to lose their job” following racial profiling incident An email encouraged students to report a Rhodes Must Fall activist to college staff if seen, or even to call the Oxford University Security Services.
"10.02.2017 16:00:07" varsity.co.uk Scholars' ballot: motivating or discriminating? St Catharine's College had recently voted to abolish its scholars' ballot, leaving only seven colleges who still use it Under the former scholars' ballot, students who received a First or high 2:1 in their exams were entered into their own separate ballot.
"10.02.2017 15:00:00" varsity.co.uk Oxfam meets Cambridge in new society tackling inequality Oxfam Cambridge University Society held their first event on Wednesday, aimed at combatting global inequalities “We want to bring exciting campaigns to the University, and spread Oxfam's message of ending global poverty and inequality and climate change through fun, creative ways,” said one of the co-founders.
"10.02.2017 14:00:12" varsity.co.uk Market Ward delivered highest Remain vote in Britain The ward, which encompasses the city centre and contains eight colleges, returned almost a 90 per cent result in favour of Remain Was it students that made the difference? Three of the city's four strongest Remain-voting wards contain Cambridge colleges.
"10.02.2017 13:00:09" varsity.co.uk Hotspots for cyclist undertaking accidents revealed Police reports show a number of areas in which cyclists are particularly prone to accidents while attempting to undertake moving vehicles Magdalene Street is among the hotspots for cycling accidents in Cambridge identified in a new report.
"10.02.2017 12:00:03" Round-up of the week: Week 4 Here's what's been happening in Cambridge this week. Get the full story at varsity.co.uk/news.
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"10.02.2017 11:00:05" varsity.co.uk University report reveals gender inequalities amid BME and disability progress The number of BME undergraduates has increased by 2.1 per cent but the gender gap in number of Firsts awarded is 8.9 per cent in favour of men The report also revealed an increase in the number of BME undergraduates from 23.2 per cent in 2013-14 to 25.3 per cent in 2015-16.
"10.02.2017 10:00:06" varsity.co.uk Queens' balloting changes cause outrage The changes will circumscribe students' choice of room and prevent many from being able to live with their friends Queens' students are no longer permitted to select other people to ballot with, having previously been allowed to ballot in groups of four, six, or eight.
"10.02.2017 09:00:03" varsity.co.uk Privacy laws threaten future of Class Lists New data protection rules mean that an opt-in system may have to be brought into existence EU data protection laws, which will take effect in 2018, mean that students may have to opt-in to having their exam results displayed.
"10.02.2017 07:23:58" Timeline Photos The latest issue of Varsity is out today!
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"09.02.2017 18:00:05" varsity.co.uk How to make friends and feed people Violet's food feature writer Jess Lock on the social benefits of a delicious snack Another take-away might be bad for your waistline, but we promise it's good for your soul.
"09.02.2017 17:30:01" varsity.co.uk Clare revellers trash common room The culprits are allegedly members of a drinking society One of the students responsible owned up and volunteered to clean up personally.
"09.02.2017 17:00:06" varsity.co.uk Thread Flair: Playing it safe at the Super Bowl Violet fashion columnist Ellie Mullett watches Lady Gaga let her songs make the biggest statement Time to hang up that meat dress for good?
Read Violet's fashion columnist Ellie Mullett's take on why Lady Gaga seems to be playing sartorially on the safe side.
"09.02.2017 16:00:07" varsity.co.uk The V Card: The Formal Varsity's features editor Anna Hollingsworth takes her vegan quest to the high table. Warning: fruit salad abounds
"09.02.2017 15:00:09" varsity.co.uk The cartography of queerness In her fourth column, Mimi Robson questions the 'hometown' as an influence on subsequent queer identity in Cambridge "For many students, pre-Cambridge experiences are either significantly more or less queer than Cambridge."
Mimi Robson explores how a low LGBT+ visibility hometown has impacted life as a queer person in Cambridge.
"09.02.2017 14:24:04" varsity.co.uk BREAKING: Pembroke student allegedly filmed burning money in front of homeless person The incident is reported to have taken place last week Sources have alleged to Varsity that the individual in the video is related to Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
"09.02.2017 14:00:10" varsity.co.uk The perils of being a sex columnist Violet's new sex columnist Bea Hannay-Young bares all on her career of kink and misconceptions “Some people seem to think I'm just a dumb bimbo with big breasts and a vibrator (only half wrong)”
In the first of her new blog series, Bea Hannay-Young reflects on the inevitable pitfalls of publishing personal sex stories.
"09.02.2017 13:00:09" Timeline Photos Don't miss our weekly cultural roundup with the Vulture show!
This week it's Girl(s) Talk, looking back on the HBO comedy as its final season premiere approaches, and we meet student Josephine Waugh, curator of a exhibition opening soon at the Alison
"09.02.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Bread and Rutter: The Unexpected Café Violet food critic Emma Rutter visits Cindies in the afternoon – and finds cuppas instead of clubbers A Cafe in Cindies? You read that right!
"09.02.2017 11:43:45" varsity.co.uk Practical Shitticism: Ice Ice Baby In this week's column, Lily Lindon considers the linguistic complexities of Vanilla Ice's canonic 'Ice Ice Baby' You've already read Varsity Verse- now get ready to unpick the modern poetry of the 90's club banger...
"09.02.2017 11:30:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Some Voices Genevieve Cox is impressed by the emotionally-charged intensity of performance in Some Voices, but is ultimately confounded by the incoherency of its plot. 3.5 stars Genevieve Cox reviews this highly emotional play, concluding that a strong performance was let down by the plot. It is on at the Corpus Playroom until Saturday.
"09.02.2017 11:00:02" varsity.co.uk Trophy Talk: Best Picture Breakdown Oscar Yang takes a closer look at the Best Picture nominees and lays down some predictions Read this before you watch the Oscars.
"09.02.2017 10:00:01" varsity.co.uk To bean or not to bean? Cambridge's love affair with caffeine We should take time to enjoy the delights of the Cambridge coffee scene, argues Annabel van Daalen Coffee obsessed? You're not alone.
"09.02.2017 09:00:02" varsity.co.uk Review: London Road 'This production's handling of its tense and multifarious premise did not disappoint my original intrigue.' Amelie Lasker and Johannes Black praise the 'collective achievement' of CUMTS's production of this a Amelie Lasker and Johannes Black review the verbatim musical on now at the ADC.
"08.02.2017 23:00:00" varsity.co.uk Six Nations 2017: Scotland stun the Irish, France fall to Twickenham defeat Ben Cisneros with his round-up of all of the weekend's Six Nations action Ben Cisneros shares his rugby expertise.
"08.02.2017 22:00:07" varsity.co.uk Hot Cross Men: An Improv Interview The sage elders known colloquially as 'Hot Cross Men' improvise answers to questions! Or, to put it in terms comprehensible to those unfamiliar with the ancient and complex art of improvised comedy: 'Hot Cross They open tomorrow in Pembroke New Cellars.
"08.02.2017 21:00:00" varsity.co.uk Bread and Rutter: Bould Brothers Coffee An exquisite new coffee shop has just opened if you can find it. Violet food critic Emma Rutter gives her verdict Four Stars Need somewhere new to get your morning fix? Violet's food critic Emma Rutter reviews Bould Brothers coffee, giving the new kid on the block a very promising four stars.
"08.02.2017 20:00:01" varsity.co.uk My tricky relationship with my British Chinese identity Searching for your identity is that much harder when you're from a Chinese background, writes Ian Wang "I've spent years trying to walk that tightrope – trying my hardest to avoid becoming a walking stereotype.”
Ian Wang considers the difficulties of understanding his mixed cultural identity, and the role visibility has to play in creating a
"08.02.2017 19:17:46" varsity.co.uk Rogue Sport of The Week: Gliding with Nathanael West Paul Hyland scales the dizzying heights of gliding with CUGC captain Nathanael West We're taking to the skies with this week's rogue sport, as CUGC Captain Nathaniel West gives us a crash-course introduction to the art of gliding.
"08.02.2017 16:00:05" Vulture Introducing: Love In Idleness This week, Vulture talks pop music, collaboration and experimentation with duo Love In Idleness.
Read about it here: https://www.varsity.co.uk/culture/12053
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"08.02.2017 15:00:01" varsity.co.uk Town v Gown Boxing 2017: Cambridge excel under Guildhall lights CUABC emerged victorious from eight of 12 bouts against a host of local boxing clubs, reports Andrew Derrett The University club won eight of twelve bouts.
"08.02.2017 13:14:07" varsity.co.uk Brian Cox CBE: 'I think Churchill and Stewie Griffin have a lot in common' Felix Peckham talks Farage, financial crises, and Family Guy with the Hollywood and Royal Shakespeare Company actor Felix Peckham interviews Brian Cox, who has far too many credits to his name to list here!
"08.02.2017 12:00:06" varsity.co.uk A cup of identitea, please Alice MacLeod on being British and drinking tea "Tea is personal, yet communal, foreign, yet homely. Tea is a part of my heritage, my identity, and I'd even go so far as to say my soul."
"08.02.2017 10:00:01" varsity.co.uk Ethnic minority, tourist majority? Jing Wen talks about what it is like to study at Cambridge when you are treated as a tourist "To the Chinese tourists below my window – if and when your children come to Cambridge, they will carry with them, much like I do, the most inexplicable combination of assumed responsibility, humility, shame, and joy for the cultural and academic facets
"08.02.2017 09:04:44" varsity.co.uk Varsity Verse: The Face of Truth Violet's enigmatic poet-in-residence is back, talking home truths in his second weekly work Liven up your morning with some poetry over on our new blog Violet.
"08.02.2017 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk Storm brews as Granchester café uses sex scenes to advertise Valentine's meals A local tearoom has caused a stir for using saucy sex scenes to promote its Valentine's Day dinners It's as strange as it sounds.
"07.02.2017 23:00:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Hot Gay Time Machine Thomas O'Connor thoroughly enjoyed this 'glittering gem of a show' and was impressed by both the timing and well-seasoned magnetism of double-act, Toby Marlow and Zak Ghazi-Torbati 4.5 stars "It just carries you along on a sea of ridiculousness and flamboyance."
"07.02.2017 22:37:05" varsity.co.uk The sad death of the local paper It might not be glamourous, but the local press is important There are 100-200 newspapers closing annually.
"07.02.2017 18:00:00" varsity.co.uk Agony Aunt: Approaching (ridiculously attractive) people How to approach someone who just happens to be ridiculously attractive? From the Facebook stalk to subject gathering, Agony Aunt shares her top tips Our Agony Aunt is back again with some good advice.
"07.02.2017 17:00:04" varsity.co.uk Cambridge and I: the question of identity Two writers discuss how their experiences of Cambridge have shaped and changed their identities, and whether this is a good thing How do you think Cambridge has changed your identity? Two writers share their opinions and weigh in on whether this is a good thing.
"07.02.2017 15:31:35" varsity.co.uk Are you too moral to learn a language? Socially conscious MML student Charlie Stone looks into the ethics of multilingualism Charlie Stone discusses the morality of language over on our new blog, Violet.
"07.02.2017 15:00:06" varsity.co.uk “Can I be Frank for a minute?” Hollie Witton discovers how one Edinburgh Fringe sketch gave birth to an entire play about a young woman's coming of age after the death of her mother (spoiler alert: it seems to involve free wine) Hollie Witton previews Frank and Cynthia, which opens tonight in Pembroke New Cellars.
"07.02.2017 10:30:00" varsity.co.uk University European societies condemn anti-Semitic incidents Their joint statement follows a pair of anti-Semitic incidents in the city The statement condemns "all instances of Holocaust denial, swastika symbols, anti-Semitic assaults or hate speech on our campus.”
"07.02.2017 10:00:01" varsity.co.uk Colombian Ambassador: 'We are hoping to take advantage of this new global Britain' Felix Peckham, looking for a big scoop, is given a masterclass in the art of diplomacy by His Excellence Néstor Osorio Londõno The Colombian ambassador to the UK on Trump's "negative approach" to Latin America, thoughts on Julian Assange and the future of Colombia's relationship with the UK.
"07.02.2017 09:30:00" varsity.co.uk Government to sell £4 billion of student loans The NUS condemned the move as “economic illiteracy” The sell-off is expected to affect some 450,000 people.
"06.02.2017 17:00:07" varsity.co.uk Clare porter selected as candidate for inaugural mayoral election Kevin Price will be the Labour candidate for the position of Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Kevin Price spoke to Varsity about his mayoral ambitions at the beginning of the term.
"06.02.2017 16:00:08" varsity.co.uk So long, show-tunes A verbatim musical about a real life rural town at the epicentre of tragedy? Sian Bradshaw sits in on an afternoon of 'hard graft' with the cast of London Road Sian Bradshaw delves into the world of verbatim theatre to preview London Road, which starts at the ADC tomorrow.
"06.02.2017 15:00:08" varsity.co.uk Close-Up: Napoleon Abel Gance's 1927 film feels just as innovative today it must have 90 years ago, finds Jacob Osborne Jacob Osborne looks back at the “incredibly innovative visual style” of 1927 epic, Napoleon.
"06.02.2017 14:30:01" varsity.co.uk Why was there a 'Nazi German death camps' billboard in Cambridge yesterday? The billboard is a protest against what is regarded as an anti-Polish bias in German media coverage of the Holocaust The story involves a group of Polish activists and a German broadcaster.
"06.02.2017 14:00:08" varsity.co.uk Sampling: music's most maligned art The technique isn't going away anytime soon, says Ian Wang “There's an art in picking, say, exactly the right bassline and pairing it with the perfect strings or drumbeat”, says Ian Wang.
"06.02.2017 13:30:01" varsity.co.uk The Cereal Offender: how do you like your eggs in the morning? Shaken, stirred, scrambled – eggs always trump the chicken for Xanthe Fuller “Whatever your question, egg is the answer”, says Xanthe Fuller.
"06.02.2017 13:00:09" varsity.co.uk Bedroom Art: teenage kicks In this week's column, Ruby Reding interviews Carey Newson, curator of the 'Teenage Bedrooms: like a house inside a house' exhibition, to discuss the significance of adolescent space. Letters sent through the post, Polaroid photographs, vinyl records and a manual typewriter “were valued not just as retro objects but for offering 'tangibility' in a digital age.”
"06.02.2017 12:00:06" varsity.co.uk Repealing the Human Rights Act will be the end of universal human rights as we know it We can be sure that the repeal of the Human Rights Act will only see a reduction in the protection of rights, argues Isabel Lowe-Zinola “It is not unpatriotic to support the Human Rights Act”, writes Isabel Lowe-Zinola.
"05.02.2017 21:00:26" varsity.co.uk Swastikas drawn on Jesus Green map The discovery follows another incident in which flyers expressing support for David Irving were found on the Sidgwick Site Cambridge University Jewish Society has said that it intends to meet with the University and CUSU to discuss the incident.
"05.02.2017 19:00:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Busted at the Corn Exchange They've come a long way from soundtracking your primary school disco 4 stars The tour marks the beginning of the band's foray into trendy electropop, writes Alice French.
"05.02.2017 18:00:01" varsity.co.uk Are you what you wear? With what you wear to Wednesday Cindies unlikely to be your outfit of choice when you roll into lectures, Ellie Mullet explores the way in which what we wear dictates who we identify as. “Wearing a sparkly dress or a pair of brogues doesn't fundamentally change you as a person”, writes Ellie Mullet.
"05.02.2017 17:30:00" varsity.co.uk Political Descent: Donald Trump to introduce points-based immigration system for women Violet satirist Anjalene Whittier writes the realest of fake news and alternative facts. Here, she imagines a world where only a certain type of woman can move to the USA. “Lesbians will be welcome, as they make such outstanding contributions to the world of cinema.”
"05.02.2017 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk Unknown Displeasures: Spellbinder Devarshi Lodhia breaks the spell of this tatty 80s horror film. Nightmare on Elm Street? More like Nightmare on Netflix! “If you do watch Spellbinder for any reason it should be for the inadvertently hilarious head-burning scene”, writes Devarshi Lodhia.
"05.02.2017 16:30:01" varsity.co.uk Janice Charette: 'A model that's of inclusive, tolerant, respectful democracy? You can't take any of that for granted' Anna Fitzpatrick talks Brexit, Trudeau and gender representation with the Canadian High Commissioner to the UK “You're not isolated or insulated from what's going to happen globally,” says Janice Charette, the Canadian High Commissioner to the UK.
"05.02.2017 16:00:07" varsity.co.uk Nicola Sturgeon will find Indy Ref two harder than expected The 'unassailable' position of the Scottish Nationalists does not mean that a second independence referendum is a foregone conclusion, argues Jake Dyble “IndyRef 2 is more likely to be 2018's summer flop than a blockbuster smash”, writes Jake Dyble.
"05.02.2017 15:30:00" varsity.co.uk Big Mouth: Birthday Pride It's a happy birthday for Violet columnist Kate Collins as she takes a trip down her Facebook timeline “If there's anything that 13 year olds don't need, it's a platform to share their every waking thought”, reflects Kate Collins as she leaves teenagedom behind.
"05.02.2017 15:00:07" varsity.co.uk Queer, punk! aesthetic in Edward II What happens when you take a professional director, an LGBT reading of a Renaissance history play, and a handful of Cambridge theatre's brightest young things? Peter Chappell finds out if Edward II will be as e Peter Chappell previews what promises to be the biggest show of Lent Term.
"05.02.2017 14:30:00" varsity.co.uk Richard Burgon MP: 'What Labour stands for is not representing the 52 or the 48, but the 100 per cent' Felix Peckham chats Corbyn, capitalism and croquembouche with the Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and Shadow Lord Chancellor The Leeds East MP called on CUCA members “to come door-knocking in my constituency” to “find out just how out-of-touch and distant they are.”
"05.02.2017 14:00:10" varsity.co.uk CUWLC thrash sorry Imperial College Devarshi Lodhia with his verdict on Cambridge's 17-6 thumping of Imperial College on Wednesday afternoon The Light Blues closed the gap on table-topping Exeter with a convincing win over Imperial.
"05.02.2017 13:30:01" varsity.co.uk Students evacuated after creating chemical 'harmful to human health' The incident caused a 'major alert' involving police, fire and ambulance services One student, suffering breathing difficulties, was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital
"05.02.2017 13:00:04" varsity.co.uk Porters called in to rat race at Selwyn Violet's official rodent correspondent was on the scene One student criticised the Porters' response as “lacking in urgency” and expressed worries that Selwyn were acting “as if it was a game.”
"05.02.2017 11:00:04" varsity.co.uk Word Up: letting the cat out of the bag In this week's etymology column, Georgie Thorpe looks at why you really don't want to let the cat out of the bag. The stories behind many of our animal idioms are rather less cute than this cat.
"05.02.2017 10:00:04" varsity.co.uk Brexistential Crisis: questions of Europe and identity Writers reflect on the new issues of identity and self-definition posed by our decision to leave the EU From Generation EasyJet to life on the outside: four writers reflect on identity in the Brexit age.
"05.02.2017 09:59:51" varsity.co.uk Flyers denying Holocaust left at Sidgwick Site A research fellow at the University drew attention to the flyers on Twitter The flyer appears to express support for notorious Holocaust-denier David Irving.
"05.02.2017 09:00:04" varsity.co.uk The rising threat of Marie Le Pen How has the National Front come this close to the French presidency? “I would now find it more of a shock if she were defeated in April and May than if she were to win”, writes Sophie Aitken.
"04.02.2017 19:00:03" varsity.co.uk Identifying as 'Plus' Writers from across the spectrum of 'Plus' identities share their experiences, and explain why broader recognition of their sexual orientations is necessary The Plus Campaign aims to platform the experiences of those encompassed by the 'Plus' in LGBT+.
"04.02.2017 18:00:00" varsity.co.uk Can creativity be taught? The TEDx conference this month examines how tradition impacts on innovation and whether original ideas are ever truly our own or always a product of the great minds before us Creativity doesn't have to be taught: it is already present in each of us, it just needs to be cherished.
"04.02.2017 17:00:07" varsity.co.uk Trumpocalypse now? Arenike Adebajo considers the role and nature of comparisons between Trump's America and the tropes of popular culture “Buying into the narrative of Trump as fictive villain is part of the larger complacency that got us where we are now”, writes Arenike Adebajo.
"04.02.2017 16:30:01" Round-up of the week: Week 3 This is what's been going on in Cambridge this week. Get the full story at varsity.co.uk/news.
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"04.02.2017 16:00:08" varsity.co.uk Why are we creative? Sofia Weiss delves into the neuroscience behind human ingenuity in search of what it is that drives us forward Our understanding of what causes creativity is changing.
"04.02.2017 15:00:02" varsity.co.uk Commanding Cambridge outclass East Anglia CUAFC were at their best to inflict a 4-1 defeat on visitors UEA, reports Imran Marashli The Women's Blues produced 90 magisterial minutes of football this Wednesday to defeat the University of East Anglia.
"04.02.2017 14:00:09" varsity.co.uk Churchill's failure to support a BME officer is unforgivable Students' failure to support BME students is staggering and unreasonable, argues Fenja Akinde Hummel Churchill is one of eight undergraduate colleges of the 29 across the university not to offer the role of BME officer.
"04.02.2017 13:00:06" varsity.co.uk Short but oh-so-sweet: The Rapid Rise of Crushbridge Roses are red, violets are blue, Eli Hayes has the background on Crushbridge for you. The page provides a heart-warming relief from the influx of fake news and bad memes that seems to have taken over Facebook as of late.
"04.02.2017 12:00:01" varsity.co.uk Is it okay to punch a fascist? While I wouldn't punch a fascist, the liberal idea of engaging in debate is optimistic at best, argues Miikka Jaarte After Richard Spencer was punched in Washington on the day of Trump's inauguration, Miikka Jaarte tries to unravel the moral dilemma of whether or not punch Nazis.
"04.02.2017 11:20:00" varsity.co.uk Cambridge theological college apologises after trainees hold service 'queering the liturgy' Westcott House has issued a full apology after a service was conducted in Polari, a form of historical London gay subculture slang The college has issued a full apology, with its principal describing the event as “hugely regrettable”.
"04.02.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Cambridge student launches website to express refugee solidarity The website, called '#CamBridges', allows students to send messages of support to displaced people The site describes itself as “an online space to show we, as Cambridge students want barriers to be broken and bridges to be built – in our discussions, in our city, in our world.”
"04.02.2017 10:30:00" varsity.co.uk Painting the Town Pink Student-led breast cancer charity initiative 'Pink Week' underway this week in Cambridge The committee hopes to raise £30,000 across eight University-wide events and a number of smaller college events.
"04.02.2017 10:00:02" Timeline Photos Ben Brown's cartoon in a week where the Special Relationship began a new chapter.
"04.02.2017 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk Tara Burns: 'We need the complete decriminalisation of every aspect of consensual adult sex work' Researcher, activist and former sex worker Tara Burns tells Anna Fitzpatrick why the criminalisation of sex work can be fatal Tara is a founding board member of the organisation Community United for safety and protection, which works for safety and protection in Alaska's sex industry.
"03.02.2017 20:23:12" varsity.co.uk Pink Week Ball attendees contest allegations of bad behaviour The event, which is the first of many planned for this year's Pink Week, has been marred by reports of rowdy behaviour by students It was claimed that a chandelier was broken and that flour had been spread on the floor to absorb vomit.
"03.02.2017 19:00:03" varsity.co.uk What happened to classical music? Suffocated by rigidity, the purpose of music is being lost “Classical music, in most of its permutations, has become a turgid, contrived music form that is inherently elitist”, writes Nate Cain.
"03.02.2017 18:30:00" varsity.co.uk The V Card: The Makeover Varsity Features Editor and freshly-made vegan Anna Hollingsworth turns to the fashion implications of plant-based diets “Veganism is now the new scientology of the red carpet, with the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and Beyoncé going plant-based – slightly more tempting than digging into your first-born's placenta.”
"03.02.2017 18:00:03" varsity.co.uk News in Brief, Lent Week 3 Humanity's bag-like ancestor, generous theatre-goers, an honoured Life Fellow and a man found hiding in a chest of drawers Apparently humanity's earlier ancestor looked like this.
"03.02.2017 17:30:01" Timeline Photos Just over a week to get your photos in to firstname.lastname@example.org!
"03.02.2017 17:30:00" varsity.co.uk Be bold: the secret of getting your show onto a Cambridge stage Elinor Lipman, president of the Fletcher Players dramatic society, reveals the inner thoughts and feelings of the ADC/Playroom selection committee – and begs for please, God, no more middle-class kitchen-sink “Now is the time to do something a bit weird and new and crazy”.
"03.02.2017 17:00:01" varsity.co.uk Reclaiming national identity could be our greatest weapon In light of Trump's first week in office, Yukiko Lui argues that subverting the president's idea of patriotism could be the best way forward “Perhaps now is the time for progressives to resist and reclaim the discourse of patriotism,” writes Yukiko Lui.
"03.02.2017 16:30:01" varsity.co.uk Thread Flair: The Vanity of Vanity Sizing Violet's favourite fashionista Ellie Mullett berates the perils of misleading labels “Vanity sizing creates far more problems than it does subtle flattery”, writes Ellie Mullett.
"03.02.2017 16:00:03" varsity.co.uk LGBT+ flags meet constitutional roadblocks Some colleges are unable to fly the Rainbow Flag on their main flagpole because of constitutional impediments St Edmund's, Emmanuel, Girton, Fitzwilliam, Jesus, Trinity and Trinity Hall have all been prevented from flying the Rainbow Flag on the main flag pole.
"03.02.2017 15:30:01" varsity.co.uk Blame Brexit for Theresa the Appeaser Brexit has forced Britain's hand in our relationship with Trump, writes Sam Willis Take Back Control? “That control will be sold to the highest bidder”, says Sam Willis.
"03.02.2017 15:00:06" varsity.co.uk Cambridge celebrates LGBT History Month Colleges have raised LGBT+ flags and events are planned to span the month For some colleges, including Peterhouse and Darwin, this is the first year in which the LGBT flag will be flown.
"03.02.2017 14:33:01" varsity.co.uk Cambridge graduate claims to be victim of 'police brutality' in the Netherlands Cambridge graduate working at the ICJ claims that she was assaulted by police officers at the Hague She was stopped by Dutch policemen after walking her bike across the street on a red light.
"03.02.2017 13:00:02" varsity.co.uk Sebatindira wins place on NUS delegation The final place on Cambridge's delegation to the NUS National Conference will go to Audrey Sebatindira, it was announced last night. CUSU's Women's Officer, Audrey Sebatindira will join the delegation heading to the NUS conference in April.
"03.02.2017 12:00:02" varsity.co.uk The Long Review: Memories of a Drug Addict in 'T2' Alex Izza reviews (and re-views) both Trainspottings and finds our old friends older and nowhere near wiser Alex Izza gives five stars to a film "whose beating heart is tortured masculinity: a tragic tale of four men lacking purpose in modern life."
"03.02.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Cantabs express worries over Trump migration ban Cambridge students told Varsity how President Trump's notorious executive order will affect them How will the ban affect Cambridge students?
"03.02.2017 10:00:01" varsity.co.uk 'What are you?' Gabrielle McGuinness talks about being mixed race Columnist Gabrielle McGuinness addresses the issues being mixed race throws up for personal identity.
"03.02.2017 09:00:01" varsity.co.uk How Cambridge reacted to Trump's travel ban As well as a protest attended by around 1,000 people, the MP for Cambridge and the Vice-Chancellor of the University have issued statements condemning the travel ban Students and locals congregated on Monday in opposition to Trump's travel ban.
"03.02.2017 08:11:07" Timeline Photos The latest issue of Varsity is out today!
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"02.02.2017 17:30:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Cigarettes and Chocolate Sam Brown is impressed by the 'candid ease' of this production of Anthony Minghella's bittersweet drama "As Gemma herself advises in her closing monologue: 'Don't speak for a day and then start looking…look at the world about its business. The snarl. The roar. The madness.' This production articulates such acerbic commentary with a candid ease" - Sam Brown
"02.02.2017 17:00:04" varsity.co.uk A promising march down Trumpington Street Violet's roving reporter Aoife Hogan hails the rhythm of the night as Cambridge reacted to Donald Trump's travel bans Aoife Hogan reflects on Monday's anti-Trump protests.
"02.02.2017 16:00:01" varsity.co.uk “The most exciting player the sport has ever seen” Andrew Derrett pays tribute to the great yet under-appreciated Ronnie O'Sullivan "Snooker without Ronnie is like chips without ketchup: it's good, but you know it could be better." Andrew Derrett sings the praises of the snooker superstar.
"02.02.2017 15:03:54" varsity.co.uk Tab fires former Editor after alleged FT plagiarism Sachin Parathalingam is a regular writer for for the Cambridge Tab and a former Editor-in-Chief “The News Team sincerely apologise for not identifying the error. The writer, Sachin Parathalingham [sic], has since been contacted and sacked.”
"02.02.2017 15:00:00" varsity.co.uk Nine nifty tricks to eat more for less Violet foodie Jess Lock knows you don't have to binge on the Van of Life to stay on budget “The best way to start adulting and stop wasting money is to play the system at every opportunity,” writes Violet's resident foodie, Jess Lock.
"02.02.2017 14:01:01" Timeline Photos This week on The Vulture Show, we explore '+' identity in LGBT+ and talk to the team behind the relaunch of Pembroke Street about their magazine and student reading habits more generally. Plus, Molly Biddell catches up with Cambridge University Tap and
"01.02.2017 17:00:02" varsity.co.uk Six Nations 2017: England aim for another Grand Slam Ben Cisneros with all of his winners and losers in the upcoming Six Nations tournament With the Six Nations kicking off this weekend, rugby columnist Ben Cisneros previews each team's chances.
"01.02.2017 16:30:00" varsity.co.uk A nonsensical cycling city Priyasha Vadera navigates Cambridge's nonsensical cycling scene This town ain't big enough for the two of us - Priyasha Vadera on the struggles of cycling in Cambridge
"01.02.2017 15:38:37" varsity.co.uk Milo Yiannopoulos calls on Cambridge students to help Donald Trump “Build the Wall” The far-right former Wolfson undergraduate has urged students at his former college to give “Daddy” President a head start on his pledge. The right-wing commentator was ents officer at Wolfson in 2010.
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"01.02.2017 14:02:11" varsity.co.uk I saw the light and it was queer In her third column, Mimi Robson gets down on her knees to worship at the altar of Cambridge queerdom "What we gain from each other is much like the sense of fulfilment that rowers pretend they get from one another, but without the early starts and with much better lycra" - Mimi Robson sings the praises of the Cambridge LGBT+ community
"01.02.2017 13:30:01" varsity.co.uk When drinking too much stops being funny The investigation into Cambridge students' drinking habits prompts introspection on what should be considered normal "It's easy though, to get into this bubble where you are just known as the one who gets crazy when she drinks, the one who always ends up in strange places, the one with the funniest stories from the night before"
"01.02.2017 13:00:05" varsity.co.uk Review: Doppelgängers Alice Hughes enjoyed Luisa Callander's 'dynamic and energising' hour of character comedy at the Corpus Playroom Hermione Granger, Centre Parcs, and the Kray twins - Alice Hughes enjoyed this impressively diverse one-person show
"01.02.2017 10:13:38" Timeline Photos Porter John Turton raises the rainbow flag above Gonville & Caius, marking the beginning of #LGBTHistoryMonth.
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"01.02.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Cambridge ranked eighth most international university in the world Times Higher Education study reveals thirteen UK institutions in the top fifty However, it came behind Imperial (5th) and Oxford (6th).
"31.01.2017 19:00:00" The Vulture Show: Bea Hannay-Young on Love Art after Dark Catch the Vulture show at 3pm Thursdays on Cam FM, or subscribe to our podcast here: http://apple.co/2jAY5jU
"31.01.2017 18:00:00" varsity.co.uk Why are there so many Iron Ladies? The way we talk about women in politics is deeply flawed, argues columnist Guy Birch Are terms like "iron-willed" fair game to use when talking about successful female politicians?
"31.01.2017 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk Damian Green MP: 'This government has a really difficult task ahead of it' Joel Nelson talks with the Minister for Work and Pensions about his job, Brexit and his memories of Theresa May at Oxford “Whereas in the 1980s 40 per cent of pensioners lived in poverty we have got that figure down to 14 per cent. Now that's an enormous social advance that the country, sort of, hasn't noticed in a weird way and it's really important”.
"31.01.2017 16:00:00" Vulture Introducing: Johnny King Vulture talks to student filmmaker Johnny King about casting choices, his latest project and what the future holds.
Read about it here: https://www.varsity.co.uk/culture/11790
Video by Charlie Thorpe
"31.01.2017 15:00:00" varsity.co.uk Richard Gadd: 'We need to be using comedy to make people think' Keir Baker talks timidness, taboo subjects and treadmills with the winner of the Edinburgh Comedy Award ahead of his performance at the Cambridge Junction in February Masculinity, mental health, oh, and monkeys – comedian Richard Gadd talks to Keir Baker
"31.01.2017 14:30:00" varsity.co.uk Flu outbreak hits Addenbrooke's People have been advised to stay away from the hospital unless it is an emergency People have been urged not to enter the hospital except in emergency cases.
"31.01.2017 13:30:00" varsity.co.uk TV Round-Up: This is Us (Part One) Isobel Leigh finds this most recent US export comfort viewing with an emotional punch 'This is Us' might not be 'Game of Thrones' or 'Scandal', but it does make for comforting viewing says Isobel Leigh
"31.01.2017 13:11:30" Varsity's cover photo Cambridge people protest Donald Trump's travel ban.
King's Parade, 30th January 2017.
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"31.01.2017 12:30:13" Trump's travel ban: Cambridge takes to the streets King's Parade was packed with protesters last night. Here's what they had to say.
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"31.01.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Self-esteem, guilt and depression: it gets better In her second column, Rosa Thomas asks how we can really make ourselves happy "Feeling better is not something that is rewarded to us by climbing society's ladder: it is something that we owe to ourselves" - the second in Rosa Thomas' column, Feeling shitty in a pretty city
"31.01.2017 11:30:00" varsity.co.uk Voting opens for last NUS delegate Nailya Shamgunova, Daniela Jacobson and Audrey Sebatindira are all vying for the last place on the team that will attend the NUS Conference The place is open because CUSU did not receive enough nominations to fill all of its non-male positions last term.
"31.01.2017 10:00:01" varsity.co.uk Cambridge takes to the streets to protest Trump travel ban Protesters gathered outside Great St. Mary's, chanting and giving speeches opposing Trump's actions Around one thousand people gathered in Cambridge yesterday evening, carrying banners with slogans such as “Respect existence or expect resistance”, “Build bridges not walls” and “Theresa the Appeaser, let go of his (tiny) hand”.
"30.01.2017 18:32:25" We were live at the #StandUpToTrump march in Cambridge. Hear from the protesters here
"30.01.2017 18:00:00" varsity.co.uk Horror injury mars Gloucestershire win over Cambridge Imran Marashli reports on a 46-5 victory for the University of Gloucestershire over CURUFCW, which was overshadowed by an injury to Catriona Brickel Gloucestershire's win was overshadowed by a nasty injury to Cambridge centre, Catriona Brickel.
"30.01.2017 17:02:29" varsity.co.uk Cantabs march against Trump – Live! Join the Varsity liveblog as we follow the protests in Cambridge against Donald Trump's migration ban We'll keep you up-to-date as Cambridge marches against Donald Trump's migration ban.
"30.01.2017 17:00:00" Vulture Tunes: Damian Walsh, a playlist by musicvarsity on Spotify Vulture Tunes: Damian Walsh, a playlist by musicvarsity on Spotify Damian Walsh's playlist, packed with Britpop hits to get you through the week "Week Two needs upbeat songs, as deadlines start to set in." Here's Damian Walsh picks for Vulture Tunes.
"30.01.2017 16:00:00" varsity.co.uk Thread Flair: slogan T-shirts – guess who's back Fashion columnist Ellie Mullett finds out whether words speak as loudly as pictures “France and Italy are hailed as the most fashionable nations on the planet. They don't walk around with random foreign phrases on their T-shirts.”
"30.01.2017 15:00:03" varsity.co.uk Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss: 'We just try to make an entertaining program full of twists and turns' Olivia Childs 'Holmes' in on the secrets to global success, diversity in the TV industry and the chance of a Series 5 with the men behind the multi award-winning Sherlock “It seems to me strange to expect that Sherlock for some reason has to tick every single box.” Olivia Childs spoke to the creators of the hit BBC One show.
"30.01.2017 14:30:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Footlights Presents: Bread “If this sounds childish, that's because it is,” writes Daniel Gayne, who left the ADC with mixed feelings about the material of this absurd show that didn't quite rise to the challenge Some of the material might have been hit and miss, but 'Bread' was saved by some fantastic performances writes Dan Gayne
"30.01.2017 14:00:01" varsity.co.uk 'Yolocaust' isn't satirical – it's disrespectful A new satirical movement based on taking supposedly humorous photos at the Berlin Holocaust Memorial is an insensitive way to remember such a tragedy, argues Miikka Jaarte “The Holocaust is a reminder not just to Jews, but all oppressed minorities, of the terrifying power of racial hierarchy and structural violence”, writes Miikka Jaarte.
"30.01.2017 13:00:02" varsity.co.uk Hygge hype: not just harmlessly homely? Gabrielle McGuinness asks whether hygge is more political than we might think "The hygge craze is cashing in on social upheaval", writes Gabrielle McGuinness.
"30.01.2017 13:00:00" Enter Varsity & PhoCUS' inaugural photography competition by sending your work to email@example.com
"30.01.2017 12:30:01" varsity.co.uk The decline and fall of Ranieri's empire Devarshi Lodhia explains where it's all gone wrong for champions Leicester City this year A lack of investment? The strains of the Champions League? What's happening to Leicester City?
"30.01.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk We've only got four years to save the world – from Donald Trump As Donald Trump completes his first week in the White House, Violet columnist Martha O'Neil looks for hope in trumping hate Martha O'Neil talks about weathering the Trump years with cookies and Ed Balls.
"30.01.2017 11:00:01" varsity.co.uk A doll's house and four pounds of cookies: time for some context The next big challenge for AI is to build in context After a San Diego news anchor accidentally purchased dolls houses for viewers, it's clear AI doesn't get context.
"30.01.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Politicians should welcome immigrants, not attack them Politicians never ask native Britons to understand the cultures, traditions and values of immigrant communities. Forget Trump's ban – the conversation about assimilation shows the UK too is far from welcoming to Muslims.
"30.01.2017 09:00:01" varsity.co.uk Review: Life after death with 'Jackie' Alex Izza finds that Natalie Portman dominates and emulates in Pablo Larraín's latest production 5 stars Alex Izza commends the well-realised humanity and solemnity of this retelling of an American tragedy.
"29.01.2017 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk Practical Shitticism: President Trump's inauguration speech In her first Practical Shitticism column, Lily Lindon offers a close reading of the intricacies of a recent piece of political writing Lily Lindon dissects Trump's inauguration speech in her first piece of Practical Shitticism.
"29.01.2017 16:00:00" varsity.co.uk Former ARU employee jailed for stealing thousands from Students' Union He was sentenced to eight months in prison The court heard that the man siphoned off £16,000 in order to fund a gambling habit.
"29.01.2017 15:00:02" varsity.co.uk Women receive more Cambridge offers than men For the first time ever, female applicants proportionally receive more offers from Cambridge than their male counterparts Women also outperformed men across much of the Russell Group.
"29.01.2017 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk The V Card: The Metamorphosis Features Editor Anna Hollingsworth on her first time as a vegan "Will I turn into a tree-hugging, cow-loving, hemp-wearing hippy type? A smoothie-bowl-snacking, fruit-juice-blending, avocado-and-lemon-toast-producing superstar?" Find out here.
"29.01.2017 13:00:03" varsity.co.uk Bread and Rutter: Harriets Café Tearooms Violet's resident food critic Emma Rutter and friends can't beat a typical English tea Four Stars Emma Rutter reviews the Green Street cafe for Varsity's new blog.
"29.01.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk On the role of the student reviewer Deputy Theatre Editor, Sian Bradshaw, examines whether a Michaelmas of mistakes means death of the student reviewer In a city with such a vibrant theatre scene, what exactly is the role of a student reviewer?
"29.01.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Loyle Carner – Yesterday's Gone An intimate debut album from a rising star of the London grime scene 4.5 stars “The effect is intimate, with introspective lyrics which don't shy from vulnerability”. Caroline Thornham reviews the rapper's debut album. https://www.varsity.co.uk/music/11877
"29.01.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Word Up: Larry, Bob and Parker In this week's column, Georgie Thorpe considers some of the cast of characters who have made their way into our everyday language When you say you're feeling as happy as Larry, who is Larry, and why do we say we're as happy as him?
"28.01.2017 19:00:01" varsity.co.uk The Cereal Offender: Breakfast like a king In her first blog, Violet's very own cereal critic Xanthe Fuller sings praise to breakfast “Be ready to look at breakfast with an intensity that you never thought you would (or could).” Xanthe Fuller kicks off her blog column asking some big questions, such as: what does CUSU president, Amatey Doku have for breakfast?
"28.01.2017 18:00:00" varsity.co.uk Can Cantabs hack it? Cambridge is hosting its second Hackathon this weekend, an event for programmers from across the world The event is a 24-hour long programming frenzy fueled by free coffee, computers, and brilliant young programmers from across the world.
"28.01.2017 17:28:58" varsity.co.uk Review: The Rape of Lucretia James Watkins reviews the St John's College Music Society's performance of Britten's 'The Rape of Lucretia' and finds enduring relevance in the opera's themes. 4.5 stars On Monday, we introduced you to conductor Stephanie Childress. Now, James Watkins gives her opera 4 and a half stars.
"28.01.2017 17:00:00" Stuart: A Life Backwards: The cast sleeps rough Stuart: A Life Backwards starts at the Corpus Playroom on Tuesday. Last week, the cast spent a night sleeping on the streets to raise money for Jimmy's Hostel and help them get into character.
Read more here: https://www.varsity.co.uk/news/11770
"28.01.2017 16:00:03" varsity.co.uk Agony Aunt: Overcoming insecurities Violet's Agony Aunt gives advice on how to overcome relationship insecurities This week, Violet's Agony Aunt is talking about relationships. You too can get in touch, completely anonymously if you wish, here: http://tinyurl.com/jumoxny
"28.01.2017 15:00:03" Round-up of the week: Week 2 This is what's going on in Cambridge this week. For the full story, go to varsity.co.uk/news.
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"28.01.2017 14:00:03" varsity.co.uk Falcons soar against bullish Oxford Centaurs Paul Hyland reports on a 2-0 home victory for Cambridge Falcons against their fiercest rivals After a tight match, Oxford's hopes were dashed when Cambridge doubled their lead with two minutes to go.
"28.01.2017 13:30:01" varsity.co.uk Jared Kushner: the most powerful man you've never heard of Son-in-law of Trump has entered White House only through money and nepotism. “Kushner has a record of abusing his power to achieve his personal goals”, writes Gracelin Baskaran.
"28.01.2017 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk 'These children are being failed by the international community': Newnham speakers slam response to refugee crisis The remarks were delivered at a discussion of child refugees organised by Cambridge's three women's colleges The event was held to mark Holocaust Memorial Day and drew parallels between the refugee crisis and 20th century atrocities.
"28.01.2017 12:30:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Poetry in Motion Sophie Marie Niang reviews the Cambridge University Dance Society's annual variety show at the ADC. 4.5 stars The University Dance Society's annual variety show "combined literature and dance in a way that made each form of art shine", writes Sophie Marie Niang.
"28.01.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Cambridge University Amnesty International discusses future of Human Rights Act Speakers were invited to discuss the influence of the Human Rights Act, and its future under Theresa May's government. One speaker speculated that the Act could be saved by May wanting to “throw red meat to more moderate Tories”.
"28.01.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Feeling the Bern at Balenciaga Archie Squire Lindsay discusses the potential for fashion to be used as a proactive political force Bernie Sanders isn't exactly the first name that springs to mind when you think of fashion.
"28.01.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Cambridge study proposes 'vaccination' against fake news Cambridge fellow suggests warnings about inaccurate information make people more aware of misinformation It comes as a result of an experiment in which participants were presented with facts and myths about climate change.
"28.01.2017 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk Helping the homeless? Olivia Lam on why we shouldn't be so quick to judge when it comes to homeless people "The notion that some homeless people do not deserve our generosity because they are dishonest in their approach is patronising" says Olivia Lam
"27.01.2017 19:45:33" varsity.co.uk The rise of the French Thatcher As the first part in a series on the French presidential elections, Simon Percelay asks: who François Fillon is and why he's compared to the Iron Lady François Fillon's a name many won't have heard before 2017, but come April he could be France's new president.
"27.01.2017 19:00:01" varsity.co.uk Student Politics: Student foot soldiers make a change University campuses are still hubs for effective student activism Students are effecting real change and drawing attention to political issues on more broad and institutional levels.
"27.01.2017 18:00:00" varsity.co.uk 'But you can't read' – English, dyslexia and me English student Holly Platt-Higgins on why she didn't read a book cover to cover until the age of 14 and how she discovered literature Holly Platt-Higgins describes the reaction she got when she chose to study English, and what it's like studying literature with dyslexia.
"27.01.2017 17:00:01" varsity.co.uk Student Politics: Why you need it, and it needs you Varsity examines disengagement in student politics in Oxbridge and beyond Varsity asked students from Cambridge, Oxford and universities across the world for their thoughts on the significance of small-scale political engagement at their institutions. Here are the results.
"27.01.2017 16:00:00" varsity.co.uk Speedy sex and AI dating How are new technologies changing the way we date? Will artificial intelligence make it easier to find romance?
"27.01.2017 15:30:01" varsity.co.uk Theresa May's fifty shades of blue There's something familiar about the Prime Minister's speeches, finds Sam Willis Why does Theresa May sound just a little bit like Red Ed, and why does it matter? Sam Willis investigates.
"27.01.2017 15:00:01" varsity.co.uk News in Brief, Lent Week 2 Making dating safer, inequality podcasts, political poetry and a new library book box with a Twitter account This week's news in brief, including 'Sidgbox', the black library dropbox with a Twitter account.
"27.01.2017 14:30:00" varsity.co.uk Looking back on Barack: 'We can, we did and we will' Five students discuss their favourite moments in Barack Obama's career How will you remember America's 44th president?
"27.01.2017 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk Let's relive Lettuce Club Matt Gutteridge and Ankur Desai take a wistful look back at their experience at Cambridge's oddest new society Will Monday prove to be just the tip of the iceberg for Lettuce Club?
"27.01.2017 13:30:01" varsity.co.uk The rough sleepers of Cambridge Rox Middleton interviews homeless people from around the town to hear their life stories “You've got to understand that there are people more vulnerable than you, although we're all in the same shit situation.”
"27.01.2017 13:15:30" Round-up of the week: Week 2 Round-up of the week: Week 2
This is what's going on in Cambridge this week. For the full story, go to varsity.co.uk/news.
"Inspired" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"27.01.2017 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk Exclusive: Student alcohol habits uncovered University survey reveals attitudes to drinking, and huge gender disparity among victims of sexual harassment and assault Sexual harassment rates for female Cambridge students are around seven times what they are for men.
"27.01.2017 12:00:01" varsity.co.uk At war and peace with dyslexia Niamh Curran talks about dyslexia, Cambridge, and being treated as stupid “It's frustrating that I can never, no matter how many times I try, spell the word 'alcohol' the first time I write it, especially when I've had some.” Niamh Curran describes what Cambridge is like with dyslexia.
"27.01.2017 11:00:01" varsity.co.uk Campaigners commemorate Giulio Regeni on anniversary of his disappearance Campaigners urge “broad based campaign” as the first anniversary of PhD student's death approaches One year on, no arrests have been made in connection with the PhD student's disappearance and murder.
"27.01.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Starving artist or corporate lawyer? Why we should scrutinise 'selling out' more closely 'Selling out' is sometimes the only option for less privileged students, argues Yukiko Lui “The idea that we can all have jobs which are our callings is marred by the existence of inequality and privilege, especially for women, people of colour, and those who can't afford it”, writes Yukiko Lui.
"27.01.2017 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk Revealed: Trinity and Jesus May Balls offering below the minimum wage Advertised contracts fail to take account of unpaid hours pushing wages below the minimum Jesus and Trinity have changed their worker contracts following a Varsity investigation.
"27.01.2017 07:01:27" Timeline Photos The latest issue of Varsity is out today!
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"26.01.2017 21:16:21" varsity.co.uk Student protests against Australia's refugee policy at society dinner Medical PhD candidate walks out of annual Cambridge University Australian and New Zealand Society dinner in protest against Australia's asylum seeker policy Today is Australia Day and one student is accusing the country of "extreme levels of systematic violence and racism"
"26.01.2017 20:00:03" varsity.co.uk In 2017, I Will Survive Despite a dramatic 12 months, columnist Martha O'Neil has all her life to live and all her love to give In her first column for our new blog, Violet, Martha O'Neil tells us why 2017 won't be so bad after all.
"26.01.2017 19:32:39" varsity.co.uk Big Mouth: My New Year's Resolution – Stop Kidding Myself Already given up on your goals for 2017? Great, says Kate Collins. “Unless it's medical, or you suffered some kind of horrific toast-based accident in your youth, then “not eating bread” is a rubbish New Year's resolution”, says Kate Collins.
"26.01.2017 18:30:02" varsity.co.uk Meet Violet – Varsity's vibrant new blog Varsity Editor Millie Brierley introduces our colourful new platform for bitesized news, views and reviews Say hello to Violet – our brand new blog! A wittier, more lighthearted take on life in the Cambridge bubble.
"26.01.2017 18:00:01" varsity.co.uk WomCam slams Union for sex work debate A dispute has also arisen over the invitation of Julie Bindel to speak at it WomCam also criticised the use of the word 'prostitution', which they claimed “cannot be separated from the damaging myths and painful history that surrounds it.”
"26.01.2017 16:30:00" varsity.co.uk Regent House approves Grace calling for full divestment from fossil fuels Responsibility for implementing divestment, however, lies with the University Council, which has been ambivalent about the proposal The saga may not be over, however – although the Grace carries substantial moral weight, the University's investments are directly controlled by the University Council, not Regent House.
"26.01.2017 15:30:41" varsity.co.uk University Council recommends altered sexual harassment procedure The new procedure was first submitted in December, but was withdrawn after concerns were raised by the legal panel representing students There have been “small but important” changes to the proposals that were put forward in December.
"26.01.2017 14:45:44" varsity.co.uk Review: Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Kritarth Jha was impressed with the subtle minimalism of fresh dystopian drama Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons and certainly didn't leave the Corpus Playroom feeling sour 5 stars Even in this claustrophobic dystopia, Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons tells you that love is hard but if you work at it, it can be wonderful.
"26.01.2017 14:20:03" Timeline Photos At 3pm today, Culture Editor Ellie Howcroft talks to the team behind the Fitzwilliam's Love Art After Dark and we look forward to the year in fashion. Plus, the writer of the upcoming long-read, Niamh Curran, discusses the challenges of being dyslexic at
"25.01.2017 18:30:01" varsity.co.uk Harriet Gooch: 'An important thing in our work is myth-busting' Joel Nelson speaks to the President of Cambridge Marrow about misconceptions, past successes and the year ahead After over a thousand Cambridge students signed up to the Anthony Nolan Trust's bone marrow register last year, Joel Nelson spoke to the President of Cambridge Marrow.
"25.01.2017 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk How Cambridge saved my life Cambridge has been criticised for how it treats struggling students – but Katy Darwent says the university saved her life "All too often, we assume that the independently sentient superstructure labelled as Cambridge University acts in a certain rigid way in accordance with a set of obscenely arcane rules, often to the detriment of its students' wellbeing – as if the
"25.01.2017 16:00:00" varsity.co.uk Rogue Sport of the Week: American Football with Harry Richer Paul Hyland speaks to the Vice-President of the Cambridge Pythons about the intense world of gridiron "The hardest thing about the sport is probably the fact that everything happens incredibly quickly. At the start of each play, a player will have to make several reads and decisions within only a few seconds."
"25.01.2017 15:00:00" varsity.co.uk Lesbionage: Gal-pals undercover Mimi Robson's second column tackles our selective, heteronormative viewing of people on dates "I'm just trying to impress you all by suggesting that – in spite of appearances in my first article – some women are actually willing to go on dates with me. Surprise bitch." Mimi Robson is back with Sapphic-feminism and white-water grafting
"25.01.2017 14:30:00" varsity.co.uk Alexandra Shulman: 'I never felt in my job that everything is controlled by men' Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue, Alexandra Shulman has built a reputation as the 'normal' editor of the fashion world, but is she really just as fabulous as everyone else? The editor of British Vogue, Alexandra Schulman has today announced that she will be stepping down after more than 25 years in the role. Here's her interview with Kitty Grady from November.
"25.01.2017 14:00:01" varsity.co.uk Unknown Displeasures: Assassination Sarah Taylor burns the midnight Netflix oil and reveals the fruits of her late-night labour "If you do watch this film, I would advise skipping forward any time Charlotte Chang (Jan Gan Boyd) opens her mouth. I can't decide if I blame Boyd or screenwriter Richard Sale for this, but her lines are the most cringe-worthy I think I've ever had the
"25.01.2017 13:00:01" varsity.co.uk Review: Pity Laughs Holly Mackinlay is both moved and entertained by Footlight Mark Bittlestone's debut hour of stand-up The word 'gay' appearing 43 times, 'die' 46 times, and 'dead' 72 times - Holly Mackinlay reviews a rather different stand-up show
"25.01.2017 12:00:01" Timeline Photos Fancy yourself as a great photographer? Enter Varsity & PhoCUS' inaugural photography competition by sending your work to firstname.lastname@example.org
"25.01.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Engineering fellow appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Enterprise and Business Relations Sidney Sussex fellow Andrew Neely appointed to prestigious role The Sidney Sussex engineering fellow will take over the role in March
"25.01.2017 10:00:01" The Sunday Review: 22nd January 2017 In the first episode of the new term, The Sunday Review looked at race, millennials and the politics behind the curriculums we study. Subscribe to our brand-new podcast here – https://itun.es/i67S2Rb – and never miss an episode.
"24.01.2017 18:00:00" varsity.co.uk Mainstream media has failed. We're in a new age of news Columnist Guy Birch questions the new landscape of social media generated news "2016 proved to be a year in which traditional means of media and communication proved incapable, and a year in which our so-called limitless ability to consider, read and share ideas from around the world was proved false."
"24.01.2017 17:00:01" varsity.co.uk Notes from the stage door “I reached out into the darkness for the switch, and something clicked.” Claire Sosienski Smith shines a light on the thoughts of the lesser-spotted techie “We need to recognise the potential energy of the humble lighting techie”, writes Claire Sosienski Smith.
"24.01.2017 16:30:01" varsity.co.uk Charlie Amesbury named CURUFC Captain The Bristol Rugby full-back is set to replace Daniel Dass as skipper “It's a great feeling to be captain. I have a lot to live up to with the history of the position, but with such a great group of players we can put in the hard work to make sure we have another successful year."
"24.01.2017 16:00:00" varsity.co.uk World Rugby's 'new tougher approach' won't do enough to protect players Rugby columnist Ben Cisneros argues World Rugby's new ruling on tackles could be counter-productive “Encouraging players to tackle lower may itself lead to further head injuries. If players are focused on tackling low, they are more likely to put their heads down, where they are susceptible to being struck by a knee.”
"24.01.2017 15:00:01" varsity.co.uk What a vodka shot has to do with ghosts and alchemy In her first column exploring the etymology of words and origins of everyday expressions, Georgie Thorpe looks at why the word 'spirits' is used for distilled alcohol Georgie Thorpe examines the proof for a number of theories as to why we call distilled alcohols 'spirits'.
"24.01.2017 14:30:00" varsity.co.uk Is the Oxbridge employer bias justifiable? Emma Simkin discusses whether employers really should favour Cambridge graduates when recruiting "What really sets Oxbridge graduates apart from others? Employer laziness. It's an easy benchmark, a quick filter in the job-search process. Before we get too cocky and think that we are special snowflakes of the job market, we should think again" - Emma
"24.01.2017 13:45:47" varsity.co.uk Warnings of flasher in the Sidgwick Avenue area The incidents took place in broad daylight and police are now patrolling the area Reports of indecent exposure around Sidgwick in broad daylight. Students are advised to report any incidents to the police.
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"24.01.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Bedroom Art: an introuction In her first weekly column, Ruby Reding introduces us to the personal, cultural and social status of the bedroom "I think there is something transcendent about the bedroom as a representation of the most private sphere, as something inherently political, radical and common – a place to escape or empower" - presenting Ruby Reding's weekly exploration of the bedroom
"24.01.2017 11:00:00" Timeline Photos Fancy yourself as a photographer? Submissions for the inaugural Lent Photography Award are now open.
"24.01.2017 10:00:00" The Vulture Show: Pany Heliotis on La La Land Missed last week's show? Subscribe to The Vulture Show podcast and never miss another episode. Find us on iTunes: https://itun.es/i67Y7kV
"24.01.2017 09:30:00" varsity.co.uk Pale, stale, male: age is a more important identity than ever before In her first column, Yukiko Lui argues that our age is a much-neglected factor in discussions of identity and difference “We need to warn our politicians against falling into the trap of forgetting their responsibilities to the only true silent majority that exists: the electorates and populations of the future”, writes Yukiko Lui.
"23.01.2017 21:38:44" varsity.co.uk Lettuce Club Annual General Meeting – Live! Join us as we liveblog the ultimate trial of strength Follow the Varsity liveblog as the Lettuce Club chooses its next Head
"23.01.2017 20:29:53" varsity.co.uk CUSU votes to back National Student Survey boycott Council mandates student union to call for finalists to ignore satisfaction survey, which may be linked to fee increase Amatey Doku said that the campaigning this year would not have the “scope” to include setting anything on fire, despite prior CUSU form.
"23.01.2017 18:00:01" varsity.co.uk Making a living from writing: living the dream? Miriam Joy talks about her ambitions of working as a writer in the future Miriam Joy reflects on the difficulties of making the leap from writing as a hobby to writing as a career.
"23.01.2017 17:38:00" Vulture Introducing: Stephanie Childress Introducing has had a makeover!
In its video reboot début, Stephanie Childress tells us what music means to her, how she balances her passion with a full Cambridge workload and about the opera she is conducting.
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"23.01.2017 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk SOAS students are right to favour Eastern philosophy teaching In a globalising world it isn't political correctness to want to study non-European thinkers “Philosophical excellence does not warrant a kind of hero worship which permits us to overlook racism, sexism and hosts of other prejudices”, writes Esther Raffell.
"23.01.2017 15:00:00" varsity.co.uk Learning to love life again – Cambridge-style In her first column, Rosa Thomas discusses the moment she realised she was depressed Presenting Rosa Thomas and the first in her column, 'Feeling shitty in a pretty city'
"23.01.2017 12:00:01" varsity.co.uk VisCourse: Whose Culture is it Anyway? In the first part of her 'World of Film' series, Lydia Sabatini considers why the West has appropriated film culture as its own “Culture is not a commodity to be generously given or lent from one people to another. Anyone who seriously engages with it can be said to own it, too”, writes Lydia Sabatini.
"23.01.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Talking about millennials' love affair with technology Sarah Wilson is tired of pointless millennial bashing and wants to have a proper conversation “What is clear is that technology and social media are here to stay, and indeed are often prerequisites of working life for our generation”, writes Sarah Wilson.
"23.01.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Can money really buy you happiness? When choosing a career, should we only think about what our dream job pays, or are there other important factors? Katherine Ridley uses psychology to explore what really matters Should we treat our jobs as merely a means of making money? Or do we need to find enjoyment or fulfilment along the way?
"23.01.2017 09:00:01" varsity.co.uk Antibiotic resistance: how do we manage the outbreak of 'superbugs'? With the capacity to use antibiotics comes a responsibility to manage the interaction between our doses and the bacteria we look to eliminate, argues Zi Ran Shen The emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria was always a threat, but now it's finally arrived.
"22.01.2017 19:00:00" varsity.co.uk London Fashion Week Men's Olivia Darby looks back over the events of LFWM for AW'17, where British and East Asian designers pushed the boundaries of aesthetic and mood “From Topman's psychedelic hues inspired by Britain's pubbing and clubbing culture, to Bobby Abley's playful '90s streetwear with Power Rangers influences, this year's AW collections had unprecedented energy”, writes Olivia Darby.
"22.01.2017 18:00:01" varsity.co.uk John's signet rings are a symbol of elitism We must think carefully about what college stash symbolises, and its wider impact on access, argues Anna Jennings The signet rings, emblazoned with the John's crest, are just an uglier facet of the perplexing phenomenon of college stash, says Anna Jennings.
"22.01.2017 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk On whether turning 21 really means adulting In her first column, Gabrielle McGuinness realises that becoming an adult doesn't, in fact, change anything at all “I was probably a better adult when I was 11; I only knew of about seven jobs in the world, which made picking a career much easier, and I hadn't yet been led astray by the power of wine.” Gabrielle McGuinness on why birthdays aren't the best gauge of
"22.01.2017 16:30:01" varsity.co.uk Jonathan Bartley: 'Having roots into the real world brings something to politics' Keir Baker discusses election pacts, economic transition and embarrassing employment histories with the co-leader of the Green Party “The Greens aren't about 1970s socialism; we're looking at the 21st century.”
The co-leader of the Green Party sits down with Interviews Editor Keir Baker.
"22.01.2017 16:00:00" varsity.co.uk Interfere like nobody's watching: why this is the term you should start producing Katherine Ridley, producer of Week One dystopian drama Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons, explains how to get that post-show buzz – without ever stepping on a stage. Katherine Ridley gives us an insight into one of the more unseen facets of the Cambridge theatre scene.
"22.01.2017 15:30:00" varsity.co.uk Mayoral race heats up as Green Party co-leader helps candidate launch campaign Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley was in attendance at the launch of Julie Howell's campaign to be the first Mayor of a devolved Cambridgeshire and Peterborough authority Howell condemned the other parties' candidates for being “male, pale and stale”
"22.01.2017 15:00:01" varsity.co.uk Dr Sam Gregson: Science is 'the best framework so far that we've devised to determine fact from fiction' James Alvey speaks to the “physicist, science comedian and resident anarchist at the University of Cambridge” ahead of his performance at the Cambridge Junction Science is rarely associated with comedy, but the two will collide when CERN researcher Sam Gregson comes to the Cambridge Junction next week.
"22.01.2017 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk Professor Tony Purnell: 'It's stone-bonking obvious that technology has a major part to play' Paul Hyland is introduced to the high-octane world of sports engineering with the visiting fellow at Trinity Hall One of the forces behind the recent successes of British cycling speaks candidly to Paul Hyland about the part technology has to play in sport.
"22.01.2017 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk The Union's latest lineup is painfully regressive The Cambridge Union – yet again – features far too few female speakers, argues Flora de Falbe With just two women among the fifteen speakers visiting the Union this term, do they need to do more for equal representation?
"22.01.2017 12:29:44" Timeline Photos In the first The Sunday Review with Varsity of 2017, Peter Chappell and Nick Jones discuss decolonialisation and what it means to be a millennial with Sociology Professor Manali Desai, Deputy Comment Editor Sarah Wilson, Save the Class List campaigner
"22.01.2017 12:00:01" varsity.co.uk Review: The xx – I See You The indie pop trio return triumphantly from their four year hiatus 4 stars It's been a while since we've heard from The xx but, as Fionn Connolly writes, “Their sound still has the power to envelop us, their lyrics still draw us in.”
"22.01.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk From pencil skirts to breakfast: how to survive an internship Lizzy Brown explains how to look busy and purposeful when you're actually reading an article on Eyebrows Throughout History “Traffic in people's low expectations of you. Bask in it. Be a freeloader, and accept your boss's offer to pay for your lunch and transport”, writes Lizzy Brown.
"22.01.2017 10:00:01" varsity.co.uk How the other half dress: have the elite ever looked this ordinary? Imperial purple, Elizabethan sumptuary laws, luxury fashion – clothing has always been linked to ideas of class. What is the history behind this and how do clothes shape our perceptions of class today? The rich and powerful have swapped exclusive colours and fabrics for skinny jeans, so what does what you wear say about social class?
"22.01.2017 09:00:01" varsity.co.uk The technological revolution will change the face of work Mollie Semple thinks about how the development of new technologies will impact our careers With so many forecasts of financial, legal and even medical professions being automated in the near future, where does it all leave people entering the workforce today?
"21.01.2017 20:05:01" varsity.co.uk Marchers speak out against Trump More than 100 people gathered in Market Square to stand in opposition to racism Protesters gathered all over the world today to speak out against Trump - here's what they said in Cambridge.
"21.01.2017 18:00:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Finding love in 'La La Land' Can romance exist amid the toxic ambition of Hollywood? Pany Heliotis finds out 4 stars An ordinariness and humanity underpin the soundtrack of the musical everyone's tipping for big things as awards season looms.
"21.01.2017 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk First offers sent out under rigorous new entrance exams The first wave of applicants to sit the newly-introduced admission assessments have been informed of the outcome of their application Those who received offers were the first to do so following the return of entrance exams after a 30 year absence.
"21.01.2017 16:00:00" varsity.co.uk Josie Long: 'Women comedians are like the canary in the mine for sexism' Rhiannon Melliar-Smith chats politics, progress and positivity with the award-winning comedian ahead of her performance at the Cambridge Junction in February Josie Long's philosophy? “Basically people have an obligation to, you know, not be a twat”. She speaks to Rhiannon Melliar-Smith.
"21.01.2017 15:00:01" varsity.co.uk Your conspiracy theory is anti-Semitic Columnist Miikka Jaarte calls out conspiracy theories for their hidden anti-Semitism “Blaming 'The Jews' is attractive to many because it leaves everything as it is.” Miikka Jaarte tells us why anti-Semitic conspiracy theories are inherently conservative.
"21.01.2017 14:30:01" varsity.co.uk Student actors to sleep rough for charity The sponsored sleepout will raise money for a homeless charity The actors will also be raising money for Jimmy's Night Shelter, an emergency shelter in Cambridge.
"21.01.2017 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk CUSU set to vote on NSS boycott The vote follows a provisional boycott to refuse to fill in the survey, which has become the focus of the resistance to the Higher Education and Research Bill CUSU Council will vote on whether to support a boycott of the National Student Survey on Monday, after finalists were asked last week to hold off responding.
"21.01.2017 13:30:00" varsity.co.uk While you were away: 11 vacation releases you may have missed A round-up of the best music released over the Christmas break Childish Gambino, J. Cole and Ed Sheeran feature on our list of the albums and singles that may have evaded your notice over the holidays.
"21.01.2017 13:00:01" varsity.co.uk How our clickbait culture is changing the face of politics The 'not particularly tech-savvy' Polly Evans begins her column by examining the impact that new technologies have upon our experiences and relations with the world of politics Phrases like 'post-truth' and 'fake news' are all the rage, but what does it all mean for the way we do politics?
"21.01.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Nominations open in NUS delegate by-election The by-election to choose a third female delegate will complete CUSU's slate of delegates The by-election is the result of a rule passed by the NUS in 2014 which states that at least 50 per cent of any delegation at the conference must be self-defining women.
"21.01.2017 11:00:01" varsity.co.uk Panthers mauled by ruthless Oxford Devarshi Lodhia reports on Cambridge University Women's Basketball 2nds defeat to Oxford 2nds Despite rallying in the fourth quarter, Cambridge's women's second team were beaten by their Oxford counterparts on Wednesday night.
"21.01.2017 10:00:01" varsity.co.uk 'Uber for bikes' to come to Cambridge New bicycle sharing scheme to bring over 400 hire bikes to Cambridge this year Students will be able to hire the self-standing bikes using a smartphone app, with each trip estimated to cost under £1.
"21.01.2017 09:30:00" varsity.co.uk News in Brief, Lent Week 1 Lettuce club, wooden skyscrapers, rejection letter art and a celebration of the offside rule Who will be Clare Lettuce Club's inaugural president? It romaines to be seen.
"21.01.2017 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk Cantabs abroad describe Trump fears Cambridge students abroad have spoken about the worries of their hosts as Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th POTUS As the Trump presidency begins, Cambridge students from around the world weigh in.
"20.01.2017 19:00:00" open.spotify.com Vulture Tunes: Alice French, a playlist by musicvarsity on Spotify Alice French's playlist, perfect for mellow afternoons at the library Alice French's playlist, perfect for mellow afternoons in the library.
"20.01.2017 18:00:01" varsity.co.uk Review: Annie The feisty young stars of the Municipal Girls Orphanage are showing the adults how it's done in this cheery local production, finds Thomas O'Connor Despite an overly minimal set, Thomas O'Connnor was impressed with 'Annie', on at the Cambridge Arts Theatre until tomorrow
"20.01.2017 17:00:01" varsity.co.uk TV Round-Up: Taboo (Part One) This term, Anna Ellis-Rees takes a look at Steven Knight and Tom Hardy's latest period drama. Will it match their earlier efforts or pale in comparison? “This is how a period drama can succeed: generating a theatrically grotesque atmosphere that is more evocative of the lives of people in 1814 than any history textbook”, writes Anna Ellis-Rees.
"20.01.2017 16:30:00" Round-up of the week: Week 1 This is what's going on in Cambridge this week. For the full story, go to varsity.co.uk/news.
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"20.01.2017 16:00:00" varsity.co.uk BuzzFeed has played Trump's game – and lost A former stalwart against fake news has lost its way and fuelled Trump's media narrative “Circulating allegations about Trump only feeds into the rhetoric that allowed him to win in the first place”, writes Eduardo Baptista.
"20.01.2017 15:30:00" varsity.co.uk Viral video featuring racial slurs linked to Cambridge student The video shows a group of people making monkey noises and singing offensive songs The video is reportedly one of a string of racist incidents.
"20.01.2017 15:00:00" varsity.co.uk Higher Education Bill battles through Lords The government's Teaching Excellence Framework came in for sharp criticism in a debate on Wednesday One Lord called the gold, silver and bronze rating being proposed by the government “a ranking system for turkeys”.
"20.01.2017 14:30:00" varsity.co.uk CUHC scrap to share the spoils against Oxford Imran Marashli reports on a fractious draw for CUHC Women at Wilberforce Road “I think Oxford should be worried”, said CUHC captain Faye Kidd looking forward to March's Varsity match after the match on Wednesday.
"20.01.2017 13:30:00" varsity.co.uk Corporate zombies? Big business may be more exhilarating than you think Felix Peckham tries to understand the appeal of corporate jobs “Now, in the corporate and financial bubble, men in tailored suits hold great power and responsibility. Working for a vast and sprawling organisation with offices around the world is exciting in a way that careers such as the Foreign Office aren't any
"20.01.2017 13:00:00" varsity.co.uk King's Choir concert in Mexico City cancelled following Trump victory The choir's final concert has been changed following changes to 'economic climate' post-election The world-renowned choir will now perform in Midland, Texas instead of the Mexican capital.
"20.01.2017 12:00:01" varsity.co.uk Kevin Price: Life 'should be about more than just existing' Anna Fitzpatrick chats to one of the two candidates for the Labour Party nomination for the election of the first Mayor of a devolved Cambridgeshire and Peterborough authority The Clare College porter spoke to Anna Fitzpatrick about stereotypes, homelessness and Labour.
"20.01.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Corporate careers: for love nor money Finding the perfect job and finding the perfect partner: Peter Chappell asks whether they're really as different as we might think “Like choosing a partner, choosing a job is a colossal test of self-knowledge.”
"20.01.2017 10:05:25" varsity.co.uk University considering major overhaul of BA degree classifications The changes would result in an overall degree classification being awarded according to performance in Parts I and II rather a separate classification for each one The way your degree is classed may be about to change
"20.01.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Cantabs march against Trump A Stand Up to Racism rally will take place in Cambridge as the CUSU Women's Campaign march in London A rally will held in Market Square on Saturday at midday, following Donald Trump's inauguration later today.
"20.01.2017 09:30:01" varsity.co.uk Blues teams clash over women's Varsity venue There were initial disagreements about how equality could best be achieved for the women's game The men's and women's Varsity football matches will be played back-to-back for the first time, but there had been plans to hold the women's match at a different venue.
"20.01.2017 07:20:48" Timeline Photos The latest issue of Varsity is out today!
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"19.01.2017 18:00:01" varsity.co.uk Fallen from grace: the demise of Novak Djovokic With the world number one succumbing to yet another surprise loss in the Shanghai Open, Charlie Stone asks just what has gone wrong for the Serbian Novak Djokovic crashed out of the Australian Open to the world 117, Denis Istomin earlier today – the latest in a series of disappointments. Back in October, Charlie Stone considered just what has gone wrong for the Serbian.
"19.01.2017 17:05:35" varsity.us14.list-manage.com Out of the Bubble, by Varsity Out of the Bubble, by Varsity Email Forms Sign up for our newsletter to get a selection of must reads and things you may have missed from Cambridge's independent student newspaper straight your inbox every week.
"19.01.2017 13:00:01" Timeline Photos In the first episode of Varsity's brand new radio show, The Vulture Show looks forward to 2017 in film, music and fashion, and takes a look at the upcoming Footlights' production Bread.
Tune in at 3pm on Cam FM.
"19.01.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Blame Not Our Author Sian Bradshaw found herself grappling with this ambitious but ultimately impenetrable translation Sian Bradshaw on the play her friend thought was "probably the most 'Cambridge' thing he had ever seen"
"19.01.2017 09:00:00" varsity.co.uk Review: Ken Cheng: Best Dad Ever Meggie Fairclough was swept away by Cambridge comedy cult figure Ken Cheng – and his army of hysterical fans Meggie Fairclough was impressed with Ken Cheng's one-off performance, and even came out with a new respect for Mathmos
"18.01.2017 18:00:00" varsity.co.uk Review: ETG's Hamlet Genevieve Cox enjoyed a watery reimagining of Shakespeare's classic tragedy, which “most definitely set a high standard” for Lent term theatre "An absolutely phenomenal performance combining music, technical skill, witty interpretation and, of course, outstanding characterisation and acting by a fantastic cast and crew" - Genevieve Cox found it hard to fault ETG's 'Hamlet'
"18.01.2017 17:00:01" varsity.co.uk Review: Crimes of the Heart Crimes Of The Heart was loud and giddy – but Emer O'Hanlon couldn't help but warm to this not-so-black comedy Despite some wavering accents, Emer O'Hanlon was largely impressed by 'Crimes of the Heart'
"18.01.2017 16:00:00" varsity.co.uk Rogue Sport of the Week: Trampolining with Simon Butterworth Paul Hyland talks to CUTC's social secretary about the up-and-down world of Cambridge trampolining "We welcome all newcomers – plenty of members have never bounced before they join us, others have been trampolining since they could walk!"
"18.01.2017 14:06:46" varsity.co.uk Could you be Varsity's new Social Media Editor? With 92 per cent of companies now using social media, prospective employees who know their stuff online are becoming more and more desirable There's still time to apply to join Varsity's social media team. Applications close at 5pm today. Email email@example.com with questions.
"18.01.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk Get rejected for feminism Dating women is really complicated, Mimi Robson explains in her first column, and (as ever) she blames the patriarchy In the first of her column, 'Sapphic-feminism and white-water grafting', Mimi Robson gives a queer perspective on the difficulties of making the first move
"18.01.2017 10:00:00" varsity.co.uk Pretty boys in a woman's world? With makeup brand Maybelline having just appointed Manny Gutierrez as the first ever male face of its mascara campaign, Robyn Schaffer explores the changing role of men in the makeup industry "Where makeup was once viewed as completely superficial and reserved for women in the appeasement of men, it has become recognised as an art in its own right and one of the most powerful tools of self-expression" - Robyn Schaffer on the role of men in the
"17.01.2017 18:00:00" varsity.co.uk Trophy Talk: Is 'La La Land' underwriting or undermining Hollywood's narcissism? Zoe Black wonders whether La La Land's awards recognition follows in the tradition of Hollywood self-congratulation We all know that Hollywood loves talking about itself, but is that the reason 'La La Land' is poised to sweep up in awards season?
"17.01.2017 17:09:07" varsity.co.uk Could you be Varsity's new Social Media Editor? With 92 per cent of companies now using social media, prospective employees who know their stuff online are becoming more and more desirable Just under 24 hours to apply to be Varsity's next Social Media Editor! Could it be you?
"16.01.2017 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk Power dressing and the Patriarchy Emma Simkins tackles the contentious issue of power dressing – does it promote or undermine the female struggle for equality in the workplace? Power dressing - sexist, racist, classist? Emma Simkin thinks so
"16.01.2017 16:00:00" Timeline Photos Lord Snowdon (AKA Antony Armstrong-Jones) died last week. When his engagement to Princess Margaret was announced in 1960, this is the headline Varsity ran.
“The boats were always the centre of his interest, with photography a very bad second. But when he
"16.01.2017 15:00:00" varsity.co.uk Close-Up: Frank Sam Hobson revisits Lenny Abrahamson's Frank and finds a film more daring than the director's latest "What makes Frank brilliant, aside from Abrahamson's daring to find an A-list character actor like Fassbender and then confine him entirely to the insides of an enormous fake head, is that the focus pushes deeper than just the surreal action of the film"
"16.01.2017 14:30:00" varsity.co.uk Could you be Varsity's new Social Media Editor? With 92 per cent of companies now using social media, prospective employees who know their stuff online are becoming more and more desirable Spend too much time on here? Put it to good use, and apply to join Varsity. Deadline: Wednesday, 5pm.
"16.01.2017 14:00:00" varsity.co.uk Stop press! Mirth and murder at Corpus Playroom Roving reporter Hollie Witton is transported all the way to Mississippi, USA, to investigate the dark goings-on at the Corpus Playroom this week "The town of Hazlehurst Mississippi has been abuzz with scandal since the shock (and thankfully non-fatal) shooting of Senator Zackery F. Botrelle earlier this month"
"16.01.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk Milton Keynes: the third culture town Tired of hearing about how 'industrial' Milton Keynes is, Priyasha Vadera writes in defence of her hometown as it nominates itself for the City of Culture Milton Keynes: a centre of culture? Maybe it's not such a ridiculous suggestion, argues Priyasha Vadera
"15.01.2017 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk Tessallations and translations Comrie Saville-Ferguson talks to the directors of Blame Not Our Author about why a Renaissance play about shapes is strangely relevant to modern student life A Prince Charming-esque circle and a suave triangle? Comrie Saville-Ferguson looks ahead to 'Blame Not Our Author', opening on the 17th January
"15.01.2017 12:00:00" varsity.co.uk ETG 2016 Diary: Something rotten in the state of… Switzerland? The cast and crew of Hamlet reflect on the highs and lows of their European tour, ahead of their ADC home-run Rigging lights at different angles, original songs, and...'Black Mirror'? The cast and crew of 'Hamlet' discuss the ETG Tour of 2016.
"15.01.2017 11:00:00" varsity.co.uk New year, not so new me Two weeks into 2017, Juliette Bretan has forgotten her resolutions – and is rather happy about it New Year's resolutions already going out the window? Worry not, says Juliette Bretan
"14.01.2017 17:00:00" varsity.co.uk Land of the Rising Sun: Being a foreigner in Japan In her final column, Anna Ellis-Rees explores the role of foreigners in Japanese society and what year abroad students should take away from their experiences "Despite what Western visitors are told before they come to Japan, they probably won't be the subject of intense staring when walking down a street in Kyoto, a major tourist centre" - Anna Ellis-Rees takes a look at how international students are recieved
"14.01.2017 16:00:01" varsity.co.uk Toblerone, Taken and trolling the Telegraph ADC veteran Ken Cheng talks to Rhiannon Shaw about a comedian's life after Cambridge, and his new show, Best Dad Ever Rhiannon Shaw meets the returning Ken Cheng ahead of his new show, 'Best Dad Ever'
"14.01.2017 11:00:01" varsity.co.uk VisCourse: A Medicean Mess After watching Netflix's “Medici: Masters of Florence”, Josh Kimblin wonders what historians should make of historical dramas. "Historians should never watch historical dramas about their favourite figures. Disappointment is the only outcome" - Josh Kimblin on what can make or break a historical drama
"13.01.2017 17:00:01" varsity.co.uk Hunt: “Corbyn is the leader until he is not” The former Shadow Education Secretary said 'there is no desire out there for David Cameron' Labour MP Tristram Hunt announced his resignation today. In 2015, he told Cambridge students: “You are the top one per cent. The Labour Party is in the shit. It is your job and your responsibility to take leadership going forward.”
"13.01.2017 16:02:11" varsity.co.uk Cambridge study blames poverty over gender for educational inequalities Cambridge academics warn poverty creates greater gaps in educational attainment than gender inequality The study used 15 years of data on 12,000 people to reach its conclusions.
"13.01.2017 15:00:01" varsity.co.uk Richard Brooks refers himself for NUS investigation The Vice-President for Union Development remained defiant, insisting that he expects to be cleared of all wrongdoing following allegations of him working to oust Malia Bouattia The NUS VP believes that he will be "fully exonerated" by an investigation into allegations that he sought to undermine Malia Bouattia.
"13.01.2017 10:02:18" varsity.co.uk Sherlock, Twitter and CIA top Union term card The Cambridge Union Society's Lent term card was released today The Cambridge Union Lent term card has just been released
"13.01.2017 10:00:01" Timeline Photos The spy behind the 35-page Trump Dossier, Christopher Steele, cut his teeth writing for Varsity in the 80s. https://www.varsity.co.uk/news/11718
"12.01.2017 18:00:01" varsity.co.uk University approves plans to expand Wilberforce Road complex A “philanthropic donor” is set to fund the construction of two new hockey pitches A mystery donor is responsible.
"12.01.2017 16:55:08" varsity.co.uk Former MI6 officer behind Trump dossier is Girton graduate Christopher Steele, who is now thought to be in hiding, was also President of the Cambridge Union He was President of The Cambridge Union, and a “confirmed socialist”.
"12.01.2017 16:00:01" varsity.co.uk Unknown Displeasures: Sinbad of the Seven Seas Sarah Taylor sails the Seven Seas with Lou Ferrigno and finds the waters very choppy... Pythonesque fight scenes and puns worthy of 'The Tab', even Lou Ferrigno's biceps can't save this sinking ship.
"12.01.2017 15:30:01" Timeline Photos Congratulations to everyone who got their Cambridge offers today! We hope to see lots of you writing for us come October!