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Month: August 2015

Book review: The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Website Culture Editor Julia Mitchell reviews the latest offering from the critically acclaimed author of the Chaos Walking trilogy: The Rest of Us Just Live Here. If you spend any time lurking in the more bookish corners of the internet, you’ll have seen the massive hype that’s been building for the release of Patrick Ness’ latest novel, The Rest of Us Just Live Here. It’s everywhere. And as a huge fan of Ness’ previous work I couldn’t wait to get my hands on his newest book, which turned out to be far more than ‘just another Young Adult novel’….

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The 4 classic and modern classic authors that I wish could continue to write

With the publication of Harper Lee’s much anticipated second novel Go Set a Watchman, many people have started to wonder about other authors, both modern classical and classical, that they wish could also write a new book. Lee’s Go Set a Watchman was actually the first novel that she had attempted to write. After submitting the manuscript, she was asked to focus more on Scout Finch’s young life with her father, Atticus and brother, Jem, resulting in the book that is To Kill a Mockingbird. Finally published over 50 years later, Go Set a Watchman is set in the…

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Cutting the maintenance grants: “How can this system be sustainable?”

“All men by nature desire to know” – Aristotle “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid” – Anonymous   These three quotes are some of the most influential of all time and they all say the same thing; education is imperative to one’s development and ability. It is something to be nurtured, to use to better one’s life and the lives of others, and…

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