Lily Patterson discusses the inspiring life of Clara Schumann

Clara Schumann’s Inspiring Life as a Female Composer In our A Level music lessons, we’ve just finished studying Clara Wieck-Schumann’s Piano Trio in G minor Op. 17 Movement 1, written in 1846. She wrote it when she was going through a troubled time in her life, ill in bed due to her fourth pregnancy, looking […]

Yola Brand explains the biology behind memories.

The biology behind memories In this article I will talk about, how a map is formed within your brain to create memories, the importance of sleep in remembering and sorting through your memories, why you can’t recall memories from before the age of 4 to the same level as you can after that age,  and […]

Kitty Henderson discusses the Equine herpesvirus outbreak in Valencia

Equine herpesvirus outbreak in Valencia What has been described as the “the most serious EHV-1 outbreak in Europe in decades” by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has recently occurred in Valencia, Spain. It was discovered after horses that had left the Spanish show jumping event CES Valencia Spring Tour on 14th February returned home and […]

Are Animal Robots the new face of animal conservation? asks Kitty Henderson

Are Animal Robots the new face of animal conservation? The BBC’s ‘Spy in the Wild’ documentary first came onto our screens on 12th January 2017 and returned on the 22nd January 2020 for its second season. In this documentary we see ‘spy animals’ placed into unsafe areas for humans within wild animal habitats to film […]

Nicole Villani explores the world of alternative history…

How America almost became a Nazi Empire. Philip Roth’s 2004 novel ‘The Plot Against America’, finds its protagonist, a fictionalised version of the seven year old author himself, leading a mundane existence punctuated by nightly radio news broadcasts, dinner with his all-American Jewish family and neighbourhood jaunts undertaken to fill the halcyon hours of summer […]

How could nanotechnology helpful in treating cancer? By Sofia Celaya

How could nanotechnology helpful in treating cancer? Cancer is a leading cause of death around the world with roughly 12.7 million people a year discovering they have the disease and 7.6 million people dying from it. It is a group of diseases characterised by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the […]

The Gemma Augustea by Kasia Middleton

The Gemma Augustea by Kaisa Middleton   Recently, as I was researching for an essay about associations between ancient politics and art, I came across a piece that I found fascinating. Regrettably, it didn’t make the final cut of my essay, which is why I’ve decided to make it the topic of this blog. The […]

Diana and Meghan: The Two Trapped Princesses by Chloe Tinton

Diana and Meghan: The Two Trapped Princesses “My biggest concern was history repeating itself”. This is a direct quote from Prince Harry when asked in the recent interview with Meghan and Oprah what his driving force was behind leaving the monarchy. Whether this is directly referring to the media attacks on his mother Diana or […]

Kitty Henderson discusses the difficulties of being an exotic vet in a remote community.

The difficulties of being an exotic vet in a remote community   Recently I attended a webinar hosted by Edinburgh Vet Wildlife Conservation Society where exotic animal vet Ioana Popescu spoke about her recent efforts in the conservation work of the Grand Cayman Blue iguana. In the 1996, blue iguanas were declared ‘critically endangered’ by the […]