Tags : Covid-19

Glastonbury 2021 Officially Cancelled

Glastonbury Festival has been cancelled for the second year running due to COVID-19. This news was announced on their Twitter this morning: “With great regret, we must announce that this year’s Glastonbury Festival will not take place.” “In spite of our efforts to move Heaven & Earth, it has become clear that we simply will […]Read More

The Safety Net Will be the Death of Higher Education

It’s time to broaden our concept of no detriment policies and redefine the university experience I went to university with a clear objective: to get a degree and to get out. Up until this point, any career I had considered would require at least a degree level qualification so this seemed like a practical next […]Read More

Trailer Released For Pandemic Thriller ‘Locked Down’

A new pandemic-set film is released by HBO Max this week. Locked Down, starring Anne Hathaway (Linda) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (Paxton), follows a couple who decide to break up just days before a UK lockdown prevents them from doing so. The plot shines a light onto the strained relationship between the pair, before they decide […]Read More

‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Cancels Filming Amidst Covid-19 Fears

Amidst rising rates of Covid-19, filming of the live auditions stages for series fifteen of the ITV reality competition show Britain’s Got Talent has been postponed. This follows the news that three members of the production team testing positive for coronavirus in October 2020, which raised concerns about the safety of the show’s filming, and halted the […]Read More

The Government is Failing to Promote the COVID-19 Vaccine

The vaccine rollout has begun. With a third Covid vaccine added to our armoury and over 1,100,000 vaccinated as of the 7th January, we are catching glimpses of normality over the horizon. But as vaccination efforts shift towards the less vulnerable, we could soon begin to see the uptake statistics plunge. If complacent or less-vulnerable […]Read More

Matt Hancock: Fall-guy Extraordinaire

Matt Hancock, Health Secretary and grubby pink tie owner, has now been on our screens for over nine months, from televised daily coronavirus briefings to interviews on prestigious news shows. Matt has become a consistent presence, more so than any other MP that I can think of. In our lockdown boredom we’ve listened to Matt, […]Read More

Steven Soderbergh Is Developing A ‘Contagion’ Sequel

Contagion director Steven Soderbergh is reuniting with the film’s screenwriter for a “philosophical” sequel to the original 2011 movie Contagion? That’ll never catch on Despite being nine years old, Contagion returned with a vengeance as one of the most discussed films of 2020. The reason behind the pandemic thriller spreading like a virus was, well […]Read More

Calling NHS Staff ‘Heroes’ Does More Harm than Good

Twelve months ago, if someone said the word hero you might have thought of Spiderman, Superman, or the Avengers. Now you hear the word hero, and your mind drifts to a doctor, nurses, or keyworkers. The changes to the world in the last year have led society to change its views and opinions. Some people […]Read More

Calling People ‘Covidiots’ Isn’t Helpful

For many people, the distribution of a Covid-19 vaccine is joyful and prosperous news. Pride and a rare glimpse of optimism were felt as we watched 90-year-old Margaret Keenan get vaccinated by May Parsons in Coventry earlier this month. It was a celebration of the tiresome work of the NHS staff and the incredible achievement […]Read More

Taylor Swift to launch new album ‘evermore’ at midnight ET

Taylor Swift is releasing a new album evermore at midnight Eastern Time (05:00 GMT). I’m elated to tell you that my 9th studio album, and folklore’s sister record, will be out tonight at midnight eastern. It’s called evermore. 📷: Beth Garrabrant pic.twitter.com/xdej7AzJRW — Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) December 10, 2020 The singer’s ninth studio album was […]Read More