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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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Climate Change – The Individual’s Problem? (2/2)

Euan Robb (1st year History and Politics), Guest Writer Humans have many faults. They are often vain, indolent and self-centred. One might suggest that humanity needs to change its nature before it can confront a collective challenge like global warming. But that is not the case. In the previous article, I discussed the possible necessity of switching from our current

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TEDxWarwick: The Hidden Survey

From my perspective, TEDx talks exist to help you learn about a topic that was not on your radar, and encourage you to take interest in a topic that you would otherwise have given little thought. Seth Stephens-Davidowitz did exactly this at TEDxWarwick, introducing the merits of analysing Google searches in a witty yet informative presentation. Seth began by highlighting

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In Search of the Social

One of the most neglected areas of sustainability is the social dimension. Rather than being a distinctive failing of sustainability scholarship, this reflects a wider problem that many people in the global North are not encouraged to think in terms of ‘the social’. (A former Prime Minister of the UK, Margaret Thatcher, once infamously declared that ‘there is no such

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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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