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Paris to Beirut
News

Paris to Beirut

At 1pm yesterday a crowd of Royal Holloway students gathered to pay respect the lives lost due to ISIS’ latest attacks in Paris and Beirut. (more…)
Paris Under Attack
Features

Paris Under Attack

At around 9:50 (GMT) last night, in an act of hatred that rocked the world, at least 128 people were brutally murdered and a further 180 were injured in a series of bombings and gunfire attacks in central Paris. Explosions were reported throughout central Paris – the most densely populated areas to be targeted were near the Stade de France where the French football team were playing Germany, and the Bataclan concert hall where there was a sold out concert of US rock group, Eagles of Death Metal. It has been reported that there was a hostage situation in the Bataclan where 87 were killed, and there were an unknown number killed at the stadium. This horrific violence comes less than a year after Islamic extremist gunmen murdered 18 people in an attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices, and on...
Sports & Socs

In Your Socs – Say a Little Prayer for Gospel

Gospel Choir is a group of roughly forty people who all come together on Monday and Thursday evenings to sing popular, well-known songs with a gospel spin. The first two songs that we learnt this year were “Lean on Me” and “I Say A Little Prayer”. Rehearsals start with a number of warm-ups including breathing techniques (which turn into competitions) and singing short extracts from songs in three to five part harmonies. After this, Katie and Michelle sing the soprano, alto and tenor parts one by one so that we can all learn our parts; then comes the slightly terrifying part where we put all the parts together. Nine times out of ten this goes to plan and sounds incredible; however, when it goes wrong, we all have a laugh about it, go through our parts separately and then try again. We...
Sports & Socs

French Enthusiasts Wanted

Bonjour à tous! To all the lovers of good food, good wine and good company: the French Society is back and we welcome everyone who wants to have fun the French way! With cultural activities ranging from food and wine evenings, language classes, and trips abroad there are many events this year that will guarantee to satisfy those who are passionate about France and the French culture. Cultural and language socials such as karaoke nights (of course with French songs!), wine and cheese evenings or film nights will be events you can count on finding in our busy and varied social calendar. And most importantly, in the coming year, we will run two trips to France: a trip to Lille during the first term to explore their Christmas markets and, in April/May, a trip to the beautiful capital ci...