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Armstrong Gun Burgled
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Armstrong Gun Burgled

An Englefield Green pub favoured by students for its quizzes and karaoke nights has been burgled. The Armstrong Gun, situated on Victoria Street, was broken into overnight on Wednesday 1st March. The theft happened as the manager slept upstairs. Money was stolen from the fruit machines and the till, and an iPad that was kept behind the bar also went missing. Speaking to local paper Get Surrey, the pub’s manager, Daniel Freeman, said: "It happened overnight without us realising, I only knew there was something wrong when I went downstairs and saw the devastation. I was very shaken up but it is just lucky that we weren't downstairs at the time of the break-in. We will need to replace the locks and the rear door of the pub as that was what was used to break-in." The break-in comes ju...
Essay Published By Royal Holloway Student
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Essay Published By Royal Holloway Student

A Royal Holloway student has had his final-year essay published in an esteemed theatre journal. Kai Green graduated from the 2015 Drama and Philosophy program with a First Class Honours degree. His final-year essay, part of his seminar on Contemporary British Theatre, was considered to demonstrate extraordinary originality and insight, and so passed the strict criteria of the peer-reviewed journal, 'Performance Philosophy'. Kai sent in the essay some months after he graduated, and it was published in January of this year. As part of a nexus between drama and philosophy, his article examined the possibility of male-authored feminist dramaturgy (the theory and practice of dramatic composition) using the ideas of Emmanuel Levinas as a theoretical framework. Emmanuel Levinas was a French...
Firefighters battle fire threatening luxury property
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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 as Epsom and Dorking, after crews from Staines and Chertsey realised more personnel were needed at the scene. In total, 60 firefighters were present to deal with the blaze. Watch Commander Jason Patrick, from Egham fire station, explained the urgency: “The call came in at 11.25pm. It was a house fire in Green Lane, Egham. It had gone through the roof. We arranged breathing apparatus so we could get a jet in and fight it from the first floor. “We had fo...
Are ‘Boris Bikes’ coming to Royal Holloway?
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Are ‘Boris Bikes’ coming to Royal Holloway?

They're one of the most successful editions to London's transport options, and soon a 'Boris Bike'-style bike sharing scheme may be heading to Royal Holloway. We spoke to Izabela Pawlic, one of the students who is currently pioneering the scheme here at Holloway, to find out what it's all about and how likely it is we'll see the bikes at our university in the future. (more…)
Will you Go Green in 2016?
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Will you Go Green in 2016?

The week January 25th- 29th is Go Green Week and as a University we will be highlighting and putting a spotlight on the environment. Environmental issues such as climate change and energy consumption are more pressing than ever as the international Climate change talks or COP21 have shown with global commitment by over 200 countries to not let global temperature rise beyond 3 degrees have shown. This can be further seen by President Barrack Obama who said during the talks ‘We are the first generation to feel the effect of climate change and the last generation who can do something about it.’ As a university it may seem redundant to try to reduce amount how much students contribute to man-made Climate change as international agreements such as COP21 seem to be the real ways to achieve subs...
Boris Bikes Destined for Holloway?
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Boris Bikes Destined for Holloway?

Royal Holloway’s Sustainability Society is undertaking an extremely exciting project, in a bid to bring the NextBikes Scheme to life. The scheme, were it to be implemented, would provide bike hire similar to that of London Boris Bikes. The German based company offering the simple technology, has already had successful schemes in the Universities of Warwick, Stirling and Strathclyde. The bikes are extremely user friendly, and can be hired using college cards, NextBikes cards or an app on your mobile phone. In addition to this, you can use the same card to take out bikes in countries around Europe that use the NextBikes Scheme. The bike racks are designed specifically for NextBikes and so limited spaces will not be an issue. Maintenance is also offered by a local company, and the bikes come...
It’s time we started treating women in politics as women in politics
Opinion

It’s time we started treating women in politics as women in politics

The number of women intending to vote is at a low point. At the last election, only 64 percent of women voted, and though the turnout is low in both genders, with only 67 percent of men voting, the drop is more significant in female voters. I wish this could have come as a surprise to me, but having watched the ITV leadership debate and followed it on Twitter, having seen the attempts of parties to engage women which became some sort of surreal farce where gender stereotypes reached their limit, and having read the main points of each party, it's pretty easy to see why. We have an election year where for the first time ever there is a roughly equal gender divide in leadership, with the old boys club leading the three main parties and UKIP, and women in control of Green, Plaid Cymru and ...