Profile: Tim Parks

Between seventeen novels (most recently Thomas & Mary, a Love Story), a selection of literary criticism and non-fiction, talks spanning several continents and a post as Associate Professor of Literature and Translation at IULM in Milan, Tim Parks is likely qualified to answer questions on more subjects than I could realistically stretch into what at […]

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Donald Trump and the Future of US Politics

As an American studying abroad this term, following the past month of presidential primaries has felt like watching the culmination of a long, slow-burning dumpster fire. Despite months of polls and pundits claiming Donald Trump could not and would not win the Republican nominations, the recent concessions of the two remaining candidates – Senator Ted […]

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Positive Refugee Stories

It is undeniable that we have been facing a refugee crisis in Europe – over a million people travelled here in 2015 hoping to build a new life. This year, the numbers entering are not as overwhelming, but we are still left with the challenge of how to cope with the hundreds of thousands of […]

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An Article of Faith

The Hillsborough disaster is seen by many as one of the darkest days in the history of British sport. It is an event seeped in tragedy and deception, and the emotive power that goes alongside discussion of the disaster. Indeed, Eamonn Holmes had to apologise on social media after he insinuated that the Hillsborough disaster […]

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Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Election

At best the results for Labour in this year’s elections could be described as ‘mixed’, but for a party which has spent six long years in the Opposition benches, and are supposedly enjoying the revitalising effects of a new revolutionary leader, ‘mixed’ isn’t quite good enough. Whilst Corbyn may point to the fact that Labour […]

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Yes to the NUS

In this year alone, the National Union of Students (NUS) has presented evidence against the illegal deportation of 50,000 international students at a Home Affairs Select Committee, given evidence at the UN against the Islamophobic Prevent agenda, and convinced the government to reverse £41 million worth of cuts to Higher Education funding. The NUS does […]

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