Zero Waste: is it impossible?

Archeologists and anthropologists define past human eras by the material they use most; a useful way of categorising - for humans, the way we use and make tools separate us from other animals and greatly shape our lives. The bronze age, the iron age, the stone age: each era getting slowly more sophisticated and safer. … Continue reading Zero Waste: is it impossible?

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New York on a (seriously tight) budget

I recently went to New York on a seeerious budget, and managed to do everything on my list ~ without ~ spending a tonne (thanks to google). Here's a list of the free things I enjoyed! New York Classical Theatre Company - Central Park The New York Classical Theatre Company runs on the philosophy that … Continue reading New York on a (seriously tight) budget

Consent, changing attitudes, and the University of Edinburgh

The recent #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns have sparked a worldwide conversation about consent and sexual harassment. Something that started in Hollywood has turned into a reckoning against sexual harassment and assault; and one that can be felt across half of the world. Those that were previously untouchable are now being held responsible for their actions, … Continue reading Consent, changing attitudes, and the University of Edinburgh

REVIEW: The Student visits Edinburgh’s Coffee festival

On the 14th October 2017, Edinburgh Coffee Festival returned for the third year, this time expanding to the Edinburgh Corn Exchange, as opposed to last year’s Summerhall. The festival was founded by current organiser Martin Dare in 2015, and has since gone from strength to strength. Originally starting with 25 suppliers in its first year … Continue reading REVIEW: The Student visits Edinburgh’s Coffee festival

Health in Mind: Edinburgh’s local mental health charity

Health in Mind is a charity focussing on promoting positive mental health and wellbeing throughout Edinburgh’s residents. Founded in 1982, the charity started by taking over flats for ex-patients of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital; since then, they have grown to run a variety of projects in and around Edinburgh. Health in Mind run a large … Continue reading Health in Mind: Edinburgh’s local mental health charity