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Lent- It’s not all about giving up sugar

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As I was growing I encountered two main options for things to give up during Lent: to give up sugar, to give up school. Neither of these options seemed particularly possible so I used to avoid Lent altogether. Now as an adult Lent means something very different to me. I take it as an opportunity to make something that resembles a New Year’s Resolution but with much less commitment: 40 days instead of a full year.» >

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Who was Frank Palmer?

Everyone at the Reading University has heard of the Palmer building in the centre of campus but few people really know the history of the man that it was named after.

Frank Palmer was born in 1922 and he passed away in 2019 at the age of 97. He was a British linguist who was instrumental in the development of the Department of Linguistic Science at the University of Reading.

He became a member of the British Army in 1940 and at the end of World War II Palmer became a member of the teaching staff at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London.» >

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Simple ways to help the fight against Climate Change

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Words by Eden Eddolls BA History and English Literature 

It is only really within the past two years that climate change has had the spotlight it deserves, with influential figures such as Greta Thunberg being at the forefront of the fight as well as campaigns around the UK and Europe from Extinction Rebellion.  However, it is hard to ignore the scorching events of climate change (no pun intended), particularly with the latest tragedies of the Australian bushfires.  » >

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RUTAM hosts ‘Platinum Dance show’

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RUTAM hosted their annual Dance show on the 6th December 2019 featuring: Reading University Tap and Modern Society, Reading University Ballet Society, Reading University Kpop Society and Reading University Ballroom, Latin and Salsa Society.  

 Featuring Number 1 songs such as: Stay with me (by Sam Smith), Bohemian Rhapsody (by Queen), Rolling in the deep (by Adele), Lady Marmalade (by Christina Aguilera) and Wannabe (by Spice Girls) it was set to be an amazing show from the start. » >

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Dogs- Adopt, don’t buy

I’ve always been a dog person so I have always had them from puppies. Before 2 years ago I had never even considered adopting an adult dog because of all of the possible complications and let’s face it, puppies are just really cute. So, when I found out that we were rescuing a 5 year old mini schnauzer from Spain I was sceptical. Two years on and I can’t imagine life without her.» >

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Callmy Alert- What is it and why you should have it

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What is it?

Callmy alert is an app that can be used by any organisation as a quick way of alerting every relevant user if there is ever an urgent or dangerous situation. Each organisation has a unique code that allow its users to sign up for all notifications from them.

You do not receive any notifications from places that you have not signed up to. Nobody wants a load of notifications popping up on their phone all the time but don’t worry, in the 6 months that I have had this app I have had exactly one notification.» >

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Buying Christmas Presents on a Budget

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Loads of Christmas presents to buy but no money? Here’s my guide on how to buy all those presents without splashing out on the cash. 


Make sure that you buy the most important presents first. You don’t want to buy presents for all your friends before realising that you don’t have enough money to buy presents for your family.  

 Sales are your friend  

The best way to get good quality presents that your friends and family will actually like is to shop the sales.» >

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