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Becoming: The Book Everyone’s Talking About

Becoming by Michelle Obama

It seems strange that it's been only 2 years since the Obamas were in the White House, but then time doesn't fly when you aren't having fun. One could argue that Michelle Obama's book, Becoming, has done so well because of the nostalgia for the Obama administration post-Trump, but it's also just a really good book. 

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Could Your Shoes Be Racist?

Ballet shoes

It seems like a strange concept, right? Objects like clothing, make up and shoes shouldn't have anything to do with race, and yet, if there's anything I've learnt in my English Literature degree it has to be that a shoe is never just a shoe. 

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‘Ladybird in Focus: Women’ at MERL is Worth a Visit

Exhibition MERL - Photo Credit Elliot Kim

You may already be familiar with the immaculately kept gem that is the Museum of English Rural Life. Located on Redlands Road a stone’s throw from London Road Campus and the Hospital, it’s tiny and beautiful, boasting an idyllic chicken-populated garden, peaceful café space, and completely non-stop milking of their slightly insane, completely viral, ‘absolute unit’ meme.

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