Pigging out in Hogtown

Toronto is an ethnic melting pot: originally in Iroquois territory (and before then it was occupied by the Wyandot people), it was invaded by French merchants, British refugees from the newly independent United States. In the subsequent centuries there were waves of migration from across Europe and Asia, all contributing to the city’s rich cultural […]

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Preserving the planet this picnic season

With the blossom a-bloomin’ and the sun a-shinin’, is it any wonder that the parks of Oxford have bustled with ray worshipping youths convincing themselves that they can, of course, finish their essay outside and whack out a problem sheet whilst their toes languidly graze the Thames’ (semi-) inviting tipple? Slimy with sun cream and […]

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Foodie fun at FitFest

On Saturday 21st April, the Oxford Academy opened its doors to FitFest, Oxfordshire’s largest fitness and wellness festival. The event featured a range of fitness classes, talks from wellbeing and motivational experts, and a range of cooking demos for healthy eating. Naturally, as a foodie, I was at the front of the audience for everything […]

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The supermarket meal deal: a perennial icon

The meal deal – the popular supermarket lunch package, comprising a main, snack, and drink – is much more than a triviality. Simply packaged, ready-made, and deliciously effortless, the meal deal offers more than an easy, mindless lunch. The bargain lunch deal has become ingrained in the core being of Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, and even […]

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