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Katie Hopkins on University Challenge (Rousse)

‘Katie Hopkins? Katie Hopkins on University Challenge?’ I asked. ‘Yes’, replied HJ, ‘Representing Birmingham University’. This was all related to me on a Scottish beach where, by complete coincidence, was gathered an array of my undergraduate friends. Here I also … Continue reading

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Axe-wielding trespasser is not a thief (Rousse)

The still-warm blue overalls slung over a chair proved that someone else had been using ‘my’ dressing room – most likely one of the gardeners. I glanced out the window and saw him in action, swaying through the trees on … Continue reading

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Danish avant garde drama disappoints Manchester audiences (Rousse)

We’d heard that the play was set in a railway carriage so TPR thought that the best place to sit would be the back of the stage. KA and I soon put him right, arguing that we didn’t want to … Continue reading

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Cruel dangers of extreme abseiling (Rousse)

JM insisted that extreme abseiling was just the sport for us. One day he invited us along to see members of his club in action. From a short distance we watched nervously as LS dropped down the grey crags on … Continue reading

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Strange happenings at the University of Newcastle recall scenes from 1984 (Rousse)

TPR and I called in for breakfast at my sister S’s hall of residence at Newcastle University. Each morning Barton Hall put out an elaborate spread for its undergraduates and I couldn’t resist returning to the buffet for yet another … Continue reading

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The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre movie release (Rousse)

I could barely contain my excitement when I arrived at the cinema for the première of the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre’s movie. The place was teeming with fans, all rushing to find their seats. The only problem was that … Continue reading

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British Airways bribes staff in bid to avert strike action (Rousse)

I was a fully-qualified flight attendant, and an experienced member of the British Airways cabin crew. Admittedly my “experience” was limited to helping on one domestic UK flight soon after I completed my training. However, I still counted as a … Continue reading

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Synchronised surf-boarding and questions of copyright at Birmingham University main library (Rousse)

Single study rooms were at a premium in Birmingham University’s main library, especially the ones with beds. Fortunately I managed to secure one for myself, although I was disappointed to find that the sheets were torn. The last user had … Continue reading

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