Tag: Eliza Campbell

Oxbridge and Britain

Oxbridge and Britain

In January it will have been two years since I was rejected from Cambridge University. I blame this on my patchy academic record, my terrible interview technique, and the fact that I only considered Oxbridge at the eleventh hour of my time in Sixth Form. […]

At Summer’s End

At Summer’s End

Summer is warm and pink, the same floral dress worn day in and day out. Open in the back to let a rare breeze flow through. Berries for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; an endless flow of sparkling liquids. Rain all day, nights spent running through […]

A Summer of Podcasts

A Summer of Podcasts

Podcasts are steadily becoming my latest obsession. It’s almost like controlling a radio station that is entirely geared towards your interests. There’s nothing quite like a familiar voice in your ear that you can chuckle along with or learn from as you clean, walk, travel, or just lie around on a lazy summer’s day.

Podcasts are, of course, not a revelation made by me or anyone else in recent years (they’ve had the name for over a decade) but over this summer I’ve become transfixed by the plethora of free entertainment that the world of podcasts has to offer to anyone with an internet connection and downloading abilities. So, as I’ll be flying over to Greece this week, with many hours of travel and downtime ahead of me I thought I would share some of my favourite podcasts that will be accompanying me and soon might accompany you on your travels.

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Eliza and Rory Review M.L. Rio’s ‘If We Were Villains’… with texts!

Eliza and Rory Review M.L. Rio’s ‘If We Were Villains’… with texts!

Enter the players. There were seven of us then, seven bright young things with wide precious futures ahead of us. Until that year, we saw no further than the books in front of our faces. We, here at The Attic on Eighth, love a good […]

Eliza Shares Her Favorite Summer Reads

Eliza Shares Her Favorite Summer Reads

Summer is possibly one of my favourite times to read. The long evenings filled with stretching shadows and golden light, the bright mornings dusted with birdsong, even the drizzle-heavy days where the flowers dampen and we all complain about the humidity; the warmest months of […]

Immense and Immersive: A Dunkirk Review

Immense and Immersive: A Dunkirk Review

May 1940 and the Second World War is going terribly for the Allied forces. Thousands of men are stranded and surrounded on the north coast of France with Nazi forces gaining on them every day. As we’re told throughout the film: home is so close they can practically see it. With this in mind, Nolan opens his most recent film to smash into the cinema listings: Dunkirk.

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Unspeakables of the Oscar Wilde Sort: A Book List for Fifty Years of Gay Liberation in Britain

Unspeakables of the Oscar Wilde Sort: A Book List for Fifty Years of Gay Liberation in Britain

The month of June has now drawn to a close. June is widely recognised as Pride Month in LGBT+ communities across the world, but milestones in gay liberation come all year round. As we wave a fond farewell to 2017’s month of pride we welcome […]

The Proust Questionnaire Vol. 8

The Proust Questionnaire Vol. 8

For the eighth installment of our Proust Questionnaire series, Culture Editor Eliza answers the famous questions.