Category Archives: Arts & Culture

Voluntourism: Help or Hindrance?

Co-Authored by Sara Shiraaz, Guest Author A Case Study from Nepal Ghandi once said that “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others;” and it is often suggested that, by helping others, we help ourselves. In the current capitalist, money driven and quasi-isolationist global environment, volunteering is often looked upon positively – however

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Words: The Vital Earth-Energy

By Alicia Siddons Our linguistic prowess is a powerful tool. Many of us are familiar with the idea that language provided homo sapiens with an evolutionary advantage. It is also crucial to our understanding of ourselves as a species. Declarative speech gives an individual evidence of the thoughts and emotions of another human being. We recognise the interior experience of

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Schools of Athens: Liberal Arts and Global Challenges

Dr. Bryan Brazeau, Senior Teaching Fellow, Liberal Arts A Preface from the Editor As an educational discipline, Liberal Arts is all about critical and independent thinking – as its scholars therefore have very independent views, Liberal Arts has a different meaning for different individuals, be they scholars, teachers, or students. Below, Dr. Bryan Brazeau explores his own perspective, based on

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How Should Females be Represented in Literature?

How Should Females be Represented in Literature? Hello! I’m Olivia from Olivia’s Catastrophe – a book blogger who loves to read and review books, as well as discuss bookish culture. And today I wanted to discuss female representation in books. In young adult (YA) literature, we see females represented differently all the time. We get those amazing, kick-butt female characters

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A Sustainable Serenissima

A Sustainable Serenissima: Water, Fire, and the Future of Venice   A Preface from the Editor Degree programmes at Warwick, particularly in the School for Cross-Faculty Studies, are continually innovating, expanding, and evolving. A Sustainable Serenissima is an introduction to a new and upcoming module, centred on the study of Venice, offered by the School, written by the Module Convenor, Dr.

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