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Missing: Woman in Egham Now Found Safely


Yesterday afternoon (February 2) a woman in Egham was reported missing by her family, and Surrey Police were put on the case. Carol Davies, a 58-year-old resident from Englefield Green, had last been seen leaving her home in a Black Audi early on Thursday morning wearing an oversized grey sweater, and grey trousers. Officers from […]

Name for New Library Centre Announced


On the 11 January 2017, the name for the new library centre was finally announced. After months of deliberation Professor Paul Layzell, Principal, and SU President Natasha Barrett announced, via a live stream on the student intranet, that the centre will be called the ‘Emily Wilding Davison Building’. With the founding institutions of both Royal […]

Royal Holloway named the best example of Victorian Architecture


The Victorian era was well known for its innovative style. The nineteenth century saw an exceeding development in architecture as a result of industrial advancements across Britain. The Victorians saw this form of modernisation as a method to show off their wealth and impress surrounding nations. This trend was ever evident in Egham, Surrey as […]

Update on Financial Support for EU Students Following Brexit


The organisation – Universities UK (UUK) – represents universities as a voice, ‘helping to maintain the world-leading strength of the UK university sector and supporting university members to achieve their aims and objectives’. Following the terms of the advisory referendum held in June 2016, in which 52% of votes were cast in favour of leaving […]

Anti-racism and the failure of the Left Wing: Royal Holloway hosts insightful discussion


On Thursday the 24 November, Royal Holloway held a public discussion on the failure of left-wing politics in the fight against racism, with the title “Anti-racism: has the Left Failed?” Hosted by the Women of Colour Collective and the Left Forum, the two-hour talk featured representatives of both societies, accompanied by esteemed journalist, Wail Qasim, […]

What We Know; Arson attempt in Founder’s Building


UPDATE 15:11 PM 2nd December – Royal Holloway’s student intranet has posted an official statement stating that the college are currently working with Surrey Police and the Surrey Fire Investigation Service to investigate last nights fire. They thanked the Security team, Surreys Fire and Rescue Services and Surrey Police and students and staff for co-operating. They state […]

NUS Vice President attends SURHUL preparations for National Mass Demonstration


Sorana Vieru, NUS Vice President for Higher Education, was present at a banner-painting event organised by the Royal Holloway Student Union on Wednesday 9th November. The meeting, attended by members of the Left Forum, saw students prepare for a mass demonstration due to take place on the 19th November. Organised by the National Union for […]

Thorpe Park Thrill Seekers Trapped for 2 Hours


With Thorpe Park being one of the most popular, not to mention closest, national amusement park to Royal Holloway, concern is erupting over the regular break-down of the Saw ride. On Saturday 8th October, passengers on the Saw roller coaster ride were part way round their terrifying trip on the ride which is themed on […]

Russia is more than its politics


Russia is a country that Westerners almost inevitably view in a negative light. Thanks to a selective representation of its social and political backwardness, and its destabalising foreign policy, this vast and diverse nation has been condensed into a single, villainous entity. It is there to be lambasted, mocked, and feared. I went to Russia […]

Firefighters battle fire threatening luxury property


A million-pound home in Egham has been saved by firefighters after a “fast-moving” fire threatened to destroy it on the morning of Thursday, 3rd November. The luxury wooden house, on Green Road, had flames coming out of the roof when emergency responders managed to find and extinguish the fire. They had been called from as far […]