Long Read: A Trip to the Lake District

Cam and I settled on a Lake District getaway after finding a quaint and charming Shepherd's Hut at High Borrans Farm advertised online. Rather than going abroad, we decided to stay in the UK for our late-April/early-May holiday. Our last holiday was a city break to Milan in October 2017, so to contrast that, we … Continue reading Long Read: A Trip to the Lake District

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What I’ve Been Listening to II: Urban and Design Podcasts

Building off my last post here, I thought I would throw a couple more podcasts into the mix which I listen to on a regular basis. These two are distinct for a couple of reasons. First, they share a commonality in that they are concerned with designs and spaces across human society and how people … Continue reading What I’ve Been Listening to II: Urban and Design Podcasts

Podcasts! What I have been Listening to (Part One)

I listen to a lot of podcasts and radio programmes. For a number of years now I have been regularly tuning in and subscribing to various series and broadcasts, often covering (though not limited to) film and cinema, current affairs, design, and true crime. It all started while I was still an undergraduate at university, … Continue reading Podcasts! What I have been Listening to (Part One)

The Post (2018)

Steven Spielberg's latest outing, The Post, takes our hand and whisks us off to the newsroom of fifty years ago. These newsrooms and the journalists that worked within them uncovered the atrocities of the My Lai Massacre, the corruption of a President in the Watergate scandal, and in The Post, the leak of the Pentagon … Continue reading The Post (2018)

The Joy of Weekday Afternoon Cinema

  I'm fortunate in that the work I do is flexible. I can get up early before breakfast and make a start on the necessary teaching preparations, or stay up late drafting and writing my PhD chapter. I can take my work on the train, or to a local café on a Saturday lunchtime. For … Continue reading The Joy of Weekday Afternoon Cinema