This is not the first large scale Picasso exhibition to come to London. 47 years after his death the artist remains one of the most loved and sought-after artists of the modern world. The amount of people attending the latest showcase of the infamous artist’s work also suggests it certainly won’t be the last. This year the Royal Academy has curated a huge show spanning the artist's career, from paper cut-outs at the age of seven to his final self-portrait at 90.
by Ellie Perry
28th March 2020
A long corridor with windows on one side and a row of uncomfortable plastic chairs. I look at my watch, which says I have been sitting in the same spot for the past two hours. I wonder how many more I have left. The lunch and coffee I had earlier are just a faint memory now. I have been entertaining myself reading Regarding The Pains of Others by Susan Sontag and thinking if she ever considered writing about the pain caused by bureaucracy. Maybe I should have brought Kafka’s The Trial with me instead because this visit to the Polish consulate felt dangerously similar to Josef K.’s experience.
by Aniela Rybak
16th March 2020
The UCU and Senior Management Q&A held Thursday, 13 February felt a lot like divorce court. Both were part of an elaborate game of He said, She said. Neither was willing to admit any flaw or failure. And nobody was paying much attention to anything the “kids” had to say.
by Thea Voyles
2nd March 2020
Nancy Collinge. Student Union President Candidate, Pub Enthusiast and University Challenge Maestro. Nancy’s ready to graduate, but not first without sharing her thoughts on the Glamour of Holiday Inn Expresses, The Current Uni Situation and throwing food out of the Duchy House windows- Lissie Mackintosh finds out more.
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.
10th March 2020
The Turkish-born designer Bora Aksu, who has built up a loyal following for his romantic and fanciful dresses, has returned to London Fashion Week for the fourteenth time. His latest collection to debut continued this legacy of whimsy as he drew inspiration from the revolutionary abstract artist Hilma af Klint.
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