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Discover… The Special Collections and Archives

Hidden in the depths of the Sydney Jones Library, The University’s Special Collections and Archives boasts over two miles of archives along with manuscripts and printed books dating from the 12th Century to the modern day. The SPC&A even hold the largest collection of science fiction in the EU, and the archives include the original records of the University. Ranging across almost all subjects and topics imaginable, the collection has been growing for more than 130 years and there really is something for everyone. It is conveniently located in our own SJ, yet so many students have no idea...

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Strictly Come Dancing Final 2018 – Who Will Win The Glitterball Trophy?

With the Strictly final tonight, the question everyone’s asking is: “who’s going to lift the Glitterball Trophy?” After thirteen weeks of waltzes, sambas, and everything in between, the end is finally in sight for the remaining four celebs. It has been one of the most talked about and dramatic years yet, and the quality has been higher than ever. This final is possibly the most tightly contested in recent years, with all four of the dancers proving themselves to be worthy winners. Ashley Roberts The Pussycat Doll is without doubt the most talented of the four finalists – but...

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LUST: RENT | Review

The Liverpool University Student Theatre (LUST) were in their element performing RENT from the 22nd-24th November. The cast was packed with talent which, along with the music and technical aspects of the production, made it difficult to differentiate this show from any non-student performances. The director (Alice McCormack) and the other backstage crew brought this classic to life faultlessly. RENT is a rock musical set in the late 1980s amidst the height of the AIDS crisis; HIV/AIDS began spreading rapidly in this period and led to increased tension and prejudice, especially towards the LGBT+ community. Jonathon Larson’s musical sought...

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Top 10 Books to Read for Halloween

The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting colder and there’s a spooky chill in the air. It’s that time of the year again – Halloween! But apart from eating copious amounts of chocolate or attending fancy-dress events at Concert Square, Halloween is also a great time to read the books on your shelf which you’ve been too scared to pick up (and I’m not talking about those boring textbooks you regret ever having bought). Here are the top 10 books to read for Halloween: 1. Dracula by Bram Stoker This was an inevitable choice; Stoker’s classic vampire...

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Halloween is always one of the biggest nights of the year in the Liverpool calendar; 2018 is no exception! There’s lots going on throughout the week for you to choose from – but hurry, things are selling out fast! From nights out, to haunted houses, events, activities, and even life-drawing classes, Liverpool has got it all. Here are some of the highlights from this year that you should check out: NIGHTS OUT: 31st OCTOBER – LOST at the Freakshow (Invisible Wind Factory) – The popular student night LOST returns with a Halloween Freakshow special featuring special events such as...

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