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Month: June 2015

Kent Wheel Returns to Canterbury Campus

After a few months absence, the Kent Wheel is now back on the Canterbury campus. The Wheel is reported to remain on campus until 15 October, and will open to the public once more from 1 July. The return of the Wheel has been controversial amongst students, following the report that the Wheel had cost £54,800 for its three weeks on campus earlier this academic year. In a quote from the University Press Office, InQuire was told that the Wheel would cost £7,867 per week for its latest run on campus, but it was not stated whether this figure…

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Book review: Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Website Culture Editor, Julia Mitchell, reviews Naomi Novik’s latest novel, Uprooted. Read on to find out whether it’s worth picking up a copy for yourself this summer. Angnieszka lives in a quiet valley village in the kingdom of Polnya, but for as long as anyone can remember, the valley has faced a serious threat. Overlooked by the terrible corrupted wood, the valley’s inhabitants rely on one wizard, the Dragon, to keep it at bay. As payment for his service, once every ten years the Dragon chooses a young woman from the valley villages to live with him in his…

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Canterbury Cathedral Fire Scare

Tourists and shoppers in Canterbury got a shock this morning when the Cathedral was evacuated due to a fire alarm. Kent Fire Service sent six engines to scene, but the engines weren’t able to immediately access the cathedral grounds due to scaffolding on the Christ Church Gate. One onlooker said: “They usually test this once a month, but that’s only with one or two engines. There’s loads here today so it must be serious.” The fire service had to remove a pole of the scaffolding from the gate before the engines could access the cathedral grounds, which caused a…

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Interview with Kent Biro Artist Ross Kinkaid

Website Culture Editor, Julia Mitchell, caught up with Ross Kinkaid, a talented local artist who creates incredibly realistic drawings using only biro pens. Here’s what he had to say about his work. Q. How long have you been drawing for? Has art always been one of your hobbies? R. I’ve been drawing since I can remember, but only really started using biros properly in the last 4/5 years or so. I’ve always been doodling; it’s something you can take anywhere and everywhere. Q. What inspired you to start working with biro? R. It was handy at the time? It’s just one of those…

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Oxford’s last male-only college to admit women

After centuries of its male dominated selection process, Oxford have finally announced that their last male-only college will now permit female undergraduates. In the past week the last boys’ only college at Oxford, St. Benet’s Hall has decided to admit female undergraduates in a bid to modernise itself in terms of equality in education. This ends a gender biased selection process that began two centuries ago in 1879. The decision to admit female students follows the appointment of Louise Richardson as Oxford’s first female vice-chancellor. Although many consider Oxford becoming fully co-ed an achievement in gender equality in education, Master of St….

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