It’s not so often one finds oneself with absolutely nothing to do for two or three months. Wider reading? Research? I hear you, but I don’t know who you think you’re kidding. With no conceivable schedule and nowhere to go other than the kitchen, I’ve found myself staring at the wall far more often than I usually would. Being at liberty to start and end your day as you please is fun at first...
by Izzy White
4th April 2020
During our first online meeting for The Courtauldian, we discussed what topics we should focus on during this unstable and unusual time. When somebody suggested creating content about recipes and cooking, I immediately volunteered to write something on this subject. I love to cook.
by Aniela Rybak
28th April 2020
The Courtauldian is thrilled to announce that First Year Courtauld student Zeynep Koksal is about to take on the exciting new role as editor of the Courtauldian for the 2020/21 academic year. We get to know Zeynep, as Lissie Mackintosh sits down with her and finds out about her plans for the newspaper, her love for Turkey and its cultural history, and what she’s been up to during lockdown.
To be born and to grow up in a country where 11.3 million people can’t read nor write really makes you think. Perhaps it makes you think of the world they could be missing by not being able to do so. And perhaps it makes you think of the world you miss daily by assuming yours might be richer because of written literature...
14th February 2020
It is generally agreed upon that there is a part of performance in social interactions. How could there not be one? Other than the fact that social interactions can be a whole range of things going from boring to intimidating and that we fight to hide it.
21st May 2020
Many of us have been spending a great deal of time at home due to our current circumstances. With little prospect of seeing those outside of our own households, many of us have found and continue finding ourselves slumped in front of the television feeling bedraggled in our loungewear. With that in mind, here are some of the most iconic fashion moments from film history to put the style back into self-isolation.
5th February 2020
For this month's recommendations, you've got Lissie to thank. Effortlessly cool and always on the ball, Lissie's London hot spots and reading material won't disappoint...
Try Fresh in Pimlico for homemade goodies and a relaxed, cosy cafe atmosphere.
86-87 Wilton Road, Lillington and Longmoore Gardens, London, SW1V 1DN
Bored of Veggie Pret?
Try Tibits on Mayfair's Heddon Street. A self service-style buffet/takeaway, Tibits charges by weight.
12-14 Heddon Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 4DA
Still bored of Veggie Pret?
How about Wulf and Lamb in Chelsea for some good old fashioned comfort food - vegan style.
243 Pavilion Road, Chelsea, London, SW1x 0BP
Fancy a condensed retelling of American history in rap?
Watch Hamilton! Lin Manuel Miranda's global sensation is playing at the Victoria Palace Theatre and trust us, you don't wanna to say no to this one...
79 Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1E 5EA
Netflix just not cutting it anymore?
Head to the Backyard Cinema in Wandsworth for a whole new big screen experience - beanbags included.
Capital Studios, Ram Quarter, 13 Wandsworth Plain, London SW18 1ET
Looking for something a bit more academically relevant?
Leighton House Museum in Kensington is the former home and studio of Victorian artist Lord Leighton and has an interior worthy of both an instagram post, and an acadmic essay.
12 Holland Park Road, Kensington, London W14 8LZ
Watched every murder mystery documentary ever?
Read "The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair" by Joel Dicker.
No seats at Vernon Square?
Head to the V&A Library for big windows, beautiful chandeliers and perhaps most importantly: no moving shelves.
Cromwell Road, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL