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Spark in History

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the student newspaper, we will be featuring some notable articles from over the years. Read on to discover the news and opinions from past students, dating back as far as 1934!

Lara Croft’s Comeback

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Poster

In October, the video game world celebrated the anniversary of the arrival of a certain archaeologist to the industry – 22 years ago, in 1996, Tomb Raider, featuring Lara Croft, was first released. Given the release of Lara’s newest adventure, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, now seems like a perfect time to reflect on the character’s development, and reception, over time.

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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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