Author: Beth Blandford

University of Liverpool Talks Tackling Sexism on Campus

Have you ever been cat called, slut-shamed, or experienced sexism disguised as ‘banter’ before or in University? Have you ever been the perpetrator or witnessed this kind of behaviour? The answer is probably yes to at least one of those questions, which makes sexism on campus one of the most common issues effecting students in the past and today. This is why today, Thursday 5th October, the University of Liverpool’s Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology are hosting a talk in the Eleanor Rathbone building, regarding sexism on campus. The event features three highly-distinguished guest speakers: Laura Bates (author...

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Freshers: How To Deal With Loneliness At University

There are many opinions on what university is like, the general consensus being that it’s one big adventure. This isn’t un-true, but for a lot of people, going away to university can prove to be a lot tougher than they imagined. This isn’t because the work is too difficult or they can hear their flatmate snoring through the walls every night, the real challenge can be looking after your mental well-being. Loneliness doesn’t always mean not being around people, it can mean feeling like you don’t belong, which is bound to happen in a brand new place full of...

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Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919-1933 – A Review

Tate Liverpool’s new exhibition, Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919-1933, explores the period in Germany between the two World Wars: the Weimar Republic. For the first time, painter Otto Dix and photographer August Sander have their work displayed alongside each other in two complementary exhibitions, inviting new perspectives to a discontented period of time. Otto Dix served in World War I, involved in both the Somme and Flanders. His exhibition, The Evil Eye, contains a fantastic representation of how skill and vision develop simultaneously, allowing him to communicate the extremes of humanity so vividly. From his cubist inflected drawings depicting combat scenes,...

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Dockleaf and Kiosk: Liverpool’s Brand New Food and Drink Locations

The brains behind The Botanical Garden are bringing you two fantastic new food and drink locations this Friday! Dockleaf and Kiosk will both be situated in the historic Cains Brewery, serving up a range of delectable drinks and delicious dishes. Dockleaf will be set in the original quality control room of the Brewery, which will be transformed into a grand drinking hall suitable for large social gatherings as well as more intimate meetings. The original red brick and polished marble top bars combined with subtle elements of nature make this venue an aesthete’s dream. An outside area hidden behind towering aged...

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Celebrate World Gin Day this Saturday at The Botanical Garden!

If you’re looking for yet another excuse to sink down a few Nigel-beverages following exam season, then head down to The Botanical Garden this Saturday 10th June to celebrate World Gin Day! Whether you’re a Martin Miller’s-with-a-wedge-of-grapefruit-and-tonic kinda person, or you have no idea what any of that means and just like a g&t, The Botanical Garden will have a set up you can’t refuse. The Botanical Garden is cosily situated in the back-streets of the Baltic Triangle, a popular spot for those seeking a new side to Liverpool beyond the bustle of Concert Square. Almost a stones throw away...

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