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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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Professional travel writing: I of the Sun

Ever wanted to turn your wanderlust into an income? Tell the world about all your experiences? Write about travel? Go beyond writing a blog? Here is an example of how you can turn your travels into a successful travel writing career.  

University of Leeds graduate Richard did just that. At 22 years old he set off from his suburban town with a one way ticket to Malaysia, not sure of where he was going or when he was coming back.» >

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Lindsey Davis

I caught up with Lindsey Davis during the Annual Classical Associations conference at Easter 2013 which was held at the University of Reading. Lindsey is a fictional author with books set in classical Rome.

A lot of our readers would not of read your books, why do you think they should and what sort of audience are they aimed at?
I must say first that I am not a classicist, I am a retired civil servant who studied English literature.
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