Author: Madelaine Smart

Ghibli, Games and Graphic Novels

  Charity Fundraiser for Cancer Research UK and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital   Due to the lack of a Guild-wide 24-hour Charity Fundraiser Animesoc, Gamingsoc, RPGSoc and ComicSoc have banded together to host a 12-hour Fundraiser on Friday 18th March to raise money for charity. The fundraiser promises a wealth of activities and events available to all for only £2, all of which will be donated to Cancer Research UK and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. Starting from 12pm on Friday (18th March) the Elizabeth Gidney suite and Mandela Room will be given over to charitable events, including screenings of your...

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Society Profile: Liverpool Model United Nations

The Liverpool University Model United Nationals was established a few years ago and this weekend they are hosting their second MUN Conference in the Guild. The Sphinx caught up with LivMUN Public Relations Officer Theodora Katsanouli, who has been organising the conference, to find out more. Model United Nations societies are popular in Universities throughout the UK and also internationally, especially interesting students of International Relations and Politics. At Liverpool the MUN is comprised of students from many subjects and is a very multicultural society. Meeting every Tuesday to debate a new topic, members (or delegates as they are known) are asked to represent...

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The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary! – Review – A dazzling spinning top flirting with the edge of a precipice

Liverpool Everyman A confusing and at times confused adaptation of Flaubert’s classic. Peepolykus theatre company (No Wise Men, The Hound of the Baskervilles) bring their production of Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary to the Liverpool theatre scene with a mesmerising energy that turns the complex classic into a fast-paced comedy. Directed by Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse’s Artistic Director, Gemma Bodinetz, the self-styled “lovingly derailed” adaptation is a fun and entertaining piece of theatre, yet for me, is more reminiscent of a dazzling spinning top, flirting with the edge of a precipice. With dashings of visual splendour and self-criticism, The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary is an aesthetically sumptuous...

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Society Profile: Pole Dance Society

Having just celebrated its first birthday, Liverpool University Pole Dance Society has come along in leaps and bounds over the last year. The Sphinx caught up with society president Jenna Davidson to find out the secret to their success and hear about their upcoming show. Pole Dance Society launched in February 2015 and has quickly become one of the Guild’s most popular Performing Arts societies, with around 150 dedicated members and an extensive waiting list. The society was established by students who wanted to provide cheaper classes for other students, as classes in town can be expensive. Other University...

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Society Profile: Christian Union

The University of Liverpool Christian Union have just held their first International Events Week in the Guild, so The Sphinx met with committee members Iain (president) and Wilson (evangelism rep.) to find out more about Christian Union Events Week (Monday 22nd – Friday 26th Feb) and what the society has to offer. Founded in Cambridge in 1887, Christian Unions spread across the United Kingdom throughout the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The University of Liverpool Christian Union, affiliated with the UCCF (Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship), is a missional society, whose society statement is: “to give every student on campus the opportunity to hear and respond to the gospel...

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