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Editorial

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News University S uspends   L ecturer

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Sport Sportspeople o f   t he   Year

FEATURES

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Hey, B ig   Spender! Let’s   g et   t hem   d ollars

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Hanging on   f or   D ear  L ife Impact   o n   n ot   w anting   t o   l eave   u niversity.   E ver

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School B ritannia Being   p roud   o f   o ur   n ation.   i n   a   n on-racist   w ay

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The Pride   of   the   O lympiad In  a nticipation  of  a  trillion  gold  medals  t his  summer

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Positively B lack Eric   J ohn   f ormally   rejects   h is   A frican   C aribbean   Achievement   Award

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Take a   Walk   o n   the   ‘ Slutty’  Side Should   w omen   a im   t o   reclaim   t he   s -word?

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Britain’s Permanent   Summer   Time   Good   n ews   f or   d aylight-lovers   e verywhere

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The Cyclical   Nature   of   Pop   C ulture On   p ale   d enim,   m eat   d resses   and   c onical   b rassieres

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21 Ways   to   Retain   your   Inner   Child   Practical   advice   f or   t he   o ld-before-their-time

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Summer Party   Photos All   t he   b est   f rom   o ur   c rack   t eam   o f   p arty   photographers

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Science

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Food

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THORNTON-GATE

NOTTINGHAM UNIVERSITY LECTURER SUSPENDED AFTER ARTICLE The  University   of   Nottingham   has   been  the  centre  of  recent  controversy   following   the   suspension   of   Dr   Rod   Thornton,   after   he   wrote   an   article   criticising  the  Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  handling  of   HU PUJPKLU[ PU  PU ^OPJO 9Pa^HHU Sabir,  a  Masters  student,  and  Hicham   Yezza,   a   member   of   staff,   were   both   HYYLZ[LKI`JV\U[LY[LYYVYPZTVMÃ&#x201E;JLYZ :HIPY OHK KV^USVHKLK HU ºHS8HLKH [YHPUPUN THU\HS» MYVT H <: NV]LYUTLU[ ^LIZP[L HSVUN ^P[O V[OLY W\ISPJS` H]HPSHISL KVJ\TLU[Z ^P[O [OL HPT VM \ZPUN [OLT HZ YLZLHYJO MVY OPZ 7O+ HWWSPJH[PVU /L [OLU WHZZLK [OLZL KVJ\TLU[Z VU [V @LaaH OPZ MYPLUK HUK TLU[VY^OVOHKILLUHZZPZ[PUNOPT^P[O OPZHWWSPJH[PVU(M[LYZLUPVYTLTILYZVM [OL<UP]LYZP[`KPZJV]LYLK[OLKVJ\TLU[Z [OL` PUMVYTLK [OL WVSPJL HUK :HIPY HUK @LaaH ^LYL HYYLZ[LK HUK OLSK MVY ZP_ KH`Z\UKLY[OL;LYYVYPZT(J[;OL` ^LYL YLSLHZLK ^P[OV\[ JOHYNL HS[OV\NO @LaaH^HZPTTLKPH[LS`YLHYYLZ[LKVUHU \UYLSH[LKJOHYNLV]LY]PZHPYYLN\SHYP[PLZ 0U OPZ WHWLY PUP[PHSS` W\ISPZOLK I` [OL )YP[PZO 0U[LYUH[PVUHS :[\KPLZ (ZZVJPH[PVU )0:( +Y ;OVYU[VU HYN\LZ [OH[ [OL KVJ\TLU[Z [OH[ [YPNNLYLK [OL YV^ ^LYL UV[ ¸PSSLNHS¹ I\[ ^LYL PU MHJ[ JVUZPKLYLK [V IL ¸YLX\PYLK YLHKPUN¹ MVY HU`VUL Z[\K`PUN[LYYVYPZT /PZ HY[PJSL NVLZ VU [V JSHPT [OH[ [OL <UP]LYZP[` NH]L WVSPJL ¸LYYVULV\Z

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NEWS IN BRIEF A&E WAIT ING TIME RISES AT QMC Nottinghamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  health   trust   is   facing   increasing   pressure   after   a   recent   study   revealed   that   the   number   of   people   waiting  more  than  four  hours  for  treatment  at  Nottinghamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Accident  and  Emergency  department  has  risen  dramatically.   ;OLÃ&#x201E;N\YLYVZLMYVTWH[PLU[ZPU4HYJOHUK(WYPS[V TVYL[OHUWH[PLU[ZPU[OLZHTLWLYPVKPU (ZWVRLZTHUMYVT[OL8\LLU»Z4LKPJHS*LU[YL84**SPUPJHS +PYLJ[VY+Y5PNLS:[\YYVJRISHTLK[OL^PU[LY]VTP[PUNI\NHUK NV]LYUTLU[J\[Z[VZVJPHSZLY]PJLZMVYJVU[YPI\[PUN[VHYPZLPU WH[PLU[ SL]LSZ HUK [OLYLMVYL PUJYLHZLK ^HP[PUN [PTLZ /L HSZV THPU[HPULK[OH[[OPZ^HZUV[HUHKLX\H[LYLÃ&#x2026;LJ[PVUVMOV^SVUN WH[PLU[ZUVYTHSS`OH]L[V^HP[MVY[YLH[TLU[PU[OLKLWHY[TLU[

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NEW EDUCATION OFFICER AND BME OFFICER ELECTED Elizabeth  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Eggâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   Goddard   has   been   elected   as   next   yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   ,K\JH[PVU6MÃ&#x201E;JLYHM[LYHI`LSLJ[PVU[VÃ&#x201E;UKHYLWSHJLTLU[ MVY 4PJOHLS +L =SL[[LY ^OV Z[VVK KV^U HZ ,_LJLSLJ[ H week  after  SU  elections.  Goddard  narrowly  beat  closest  rival   Charlotte  Elver  by  fourteen  votes  to  secure  the  position.   0U[OL)4,LSLJ[PVU^OPJO^HZYLY\UHM[LYUVJHUKPKH[LZZ[VVK MVY[OLVYPNPUHSLSLJ[PVU9LILJJH:JOHWPYHILH[4H_:VILSS[V [OLWVZP[PVU ;OL[\YUV\[MVY[OLLSLJ[PVUZ^HZHTLYLHÃ&#x201E;N\YL[OH[ OPNOSPNO[Z [OL KPMÃ&#x201E;J\S[PLZ MHJLK I` JHUKPKH[LZ HUK ,_LJ\[P]L HSPRLPU[Y`PUN[VJHTWHPNUHUKNL[Z[\KLU[Z]V[PUNH[H[PTLVM `LHY^OLUTVZ[^V\SKYH[OLYOPKLH^H`PU[OLSPIYHY`HUKMVJ\Z VUNL[[PUNH!

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CONSERVATIVE INFIGHTING OVER UNIVERSITY REFORM Universities  Minister   David   Willettsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  recent  outbursts  over   the   price   of   Higher   Education   have   proved   to   be   a   divisive   issue   for   the   Conservative   party,   with   many   split   over   controversial   proposals   made   by   the   Conservative   MP   for   Havant. >PSSL[[Z WYVWVZLK [OH[ Z[\KLU[Z ^OVKPKUV[NHPUHWSHJLH[[OLPY JOVZLU \UP]LYZP[` JV\SK [OLU WH` [\P[PVU MLLZ \WMYVU[ WH`PUN HZ T\JO HZ Â&#x2030; WLY `LHY MVY HY[Z JV\YZLZ HUK Â&#x2030; MVY TLKPJPUL PU SPUL ^P[O YH[LZ JOHYNLK I` <UP]LYZP[PLZ MVY MVYLPNUZ[\KLU[Z ;OPZ Z\NNLZ[PVU ^OPJO ^V\SK HSSV^ºVMMX\V[H»WSHJLZMVY[OVZL ^OV JV\SK HMMVYK P[ ZWHYRLK H IHJRSHZO HTVUNZ[ 47Z M\YPV\Z H[ H WVSPJ` [OH[ ^V\SK L_JS\KL THU`WVVYLYZ[\KLU[Z3HIV\Y»Z 1VOU+LUOHTZWLHRPUNHNHPUZ[ [OL TV]L HZZLY[LK [OH[ P[ ^HZ ¸H JY\LS IL[YH`HS VM 4PKKSL ,UNSHUK¹ +H]PK *HTLYVU TV]LK Z^PM[S` [V KPZTPZZ [OL WYVWVZHSZ ZH`PUN ¸[OLYL PZ UV X\LZ[PVUVMWLVWSLILPUNHISL[V I\`[OLPY^H`PU[V<UP]LYZP[`¹

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A MIXED BAG FOR NOTTINGHAM IN NEW LEAGUE TABLE RANKINGS The  University   of   Nottingham   has   performed   reasonably   well  in  the  latest  UK  national  League  tables,  improving  its   position  in  the  Guardian  University  Guide  to  21st  and  in  the   Independent   Complete   University   Guide   to   17th,   a   rise   of   Ã&#x201E;]LHUK[^VWSHJLZYLZWLJ[P]LS`0[^HZUV[NVVKUL^ZHSS round,  though,  as  the  University  had  dropped  four  places  in   [OLTVZ[YLJLU[;PTLZ.VVK<UP]LYZP[`.\PKL[V[O

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THE CIVIL WAR MAY BE OVER

BUT THE IVORY COAST HAS A LONG WAY TO GO TO RESOLVE ITS CONFLICTS Prior to   democratic   elections   in   5V]LTILY  ^OPJO ^LYL KLSH`LK six  times  by  former  President  Laurent   Gbagbo,  the  Ivory  Coast  was  a  nation   divided.    The  former  government,  under   the   leadership   of   Laurent   Gbagbo,   controlled  the  South  of  the  country  and   the   rebels   (Republican   Forces   of   the   Ivory  Coast)  who  supported  Alassane   Ouattara,   the   opposition   leader,   were   dominant   in   the   North.   The   results   from   the   democratic,   UN   approved   election   concluded   that   Gbagbo   had   lost  to  the  opposition  leader,  Ouattara.   In   its   immediate   aftermath,   the   UN   Council  urged  Gbagbo  “to  respect  the   will   of   the   people   and   the   election   of   Alassane  Ouattara  as  President  of  the   Ivory  Coast”.  This  plea  was  refused.   -VSSV^PUN[OPZYLQLJ[PVUHUK[OLLUZ\PUN ]PVSLUJL I` WYV.IHNIV ZLJ\YP[` MVYJLZ HUK SV`HSPZ[Z [V^HYKZ JP]PSPHUZ [OL 9LW\ISPJHU -VYJLZ VM [OL 0]VY` *VHZ[ PU]HKLK[OL:V\[OV]LYJVTPUN.IHNIV»Z WYLZPKLU[PHSWHSHJLOPZSHZ[Z[YVUNOVSKPU [OL0]VY`*VHZ[^P[O[OLOLSWVM[OL<5 HUK -YLUJO MVYJLZ .IHNIV PZ J\YYLU[S` \UKLY OV\ZL HYYLZ[ ^OPSL 6\H[[HYH OHZ ILLU WYVJSHPTLK 7YLZPKLU[ VM [OL 0]VY` *VHZ[3HZ[TVU[O[OLUL^NV]LYUTLU[ JSHPTLK [OH[ [OL` OHK KLMLH[LK [OL SHZ[ VM.IHNIV»ZTPSP[PHZ[PSSHJ[P]LS`VWWVZPUN [OLUL^YLNPTL

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TIME FOR THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS TO MAKE SOMETHING OF COALITION Putting  it  kindly,  the  Liberal  Democrats   have  been  having  a  rather  troublesome   time   of   it   recently.   With   a   loss   of   ULHYS`  JV\UJPS ZLH[Z UH[PVU^PKL 12   of   their   17   seats   in   the   Scottish   WHYSPHTLU[ SVZ[ HUK H Ã&#x201E;YT YLQLJ[PVU of   AV   in   the   recent   referendum,   the   LSLJ[VYHSILULÃ&#x201E;[ZVM[OLJVHSP[PVUMYVT a  liberal  perspective  at  least,  seem  to   be  diminishing  quickly.     @L[[OL`OH]LHSP[[SLVW[PVUI\[[VOHUNVU PUJVHSP[PVU+LZWP[LU\TLYV\ZJHSSZMYVT 3HIV\Y MVY [OL 3PILYHSZ [V KYVW V\[ HUK ZWHYR HU LSLJ[PVU WVSSPUN Ã&#x201E;N\YLZ THRL P[ HU PUJYLKPIS` \USPRLS` ZJLUHYPV 5V WVSP[PJHS WHY[` ^V\SK LTIYHJL LSLJ[VYHS Z\PJPKL ZPTWS` [V ZH]L MHJL UVY ZOV\SK HU`VUL L_WLJ[ [OLT [V KV ZV )YV^U»Z LSLJ[VYHS KP[OLYPUN IHJR PU  ^OLU 3HIV\Y ^HZ PU MHY IL[[LY ZOHWL [OHU *SLNN»Z 3PILYHS +LTVJYH[Z L_LTWSPÃ&#x201E;LZ [OPZ ;V JYP[PJPZL [OL 3PILYHSZ MVY [OLPY YLS\J[HUJL PU JVTTP[[PUN [V HU LSLJ[PVU [OH[[OL`^V\SKZ\YLS`SVZLPZ\UMHPY >OH[[OL3PI+LTZT\Z[KVPM[OL`KLZPYL H]PHISLWSH[MVYTMYVT^OPJO[VJVTWL[L PU [OL UL_[ LSLJ[PVU PZ [V JVU]PUJL [OL W\ISPJ [OH[ [OPZ PZ H JVHSP[PVU VM ULJLZZP[`^OPSZ[LMMLJ[P]LS`KPZ[PUN\PZOPUN

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GOOD NEWS FORâ&#x20AC;Ś

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY, THE INSTITUTION OF MARRIAGE AND THE MOB.

BAD NEWS FOR... GILLETTE

His last marriage may have cost him a cool ÂŁ24.3m, but Sir Paul McCartney is doing it all over again as it emerged that everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favourite (still breathing) Beatle is engaged to girlfriend of four years Nancy Shevell. It turns out all you really do need is love.

Shaving companies the world over suffered a setback as contestants discarded their razors and took out their combs for the 2011 World Beard and Moustache Championships, the premier event in the international sport of bearding.

Well, love and cast iron prenuptial agreements.

50 contestants from over 15 countries who represent the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s facial hair â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;eliteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; descended on Norway to be in with a chance of winning the much coveted title of the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Best Facial Hair.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

But who is this Nancy Shevell to make claims on our beloved Macca? How does she compare to the sainted Linda and the slightly less sainted Heather? If The Sopranos has taught us anything, it is that â&#x20AC;&#x153;heiress to a New Jersey haulage fortuneâ&#x20AC;? is a euphemism for â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;daughter to the mobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, and with a family history that reads like a Martin Scorsese screenplay, Christmas may involve extortion, racketeering, union corruption and a small arms skirmish at the McCartney house this year. 7KHEHVWRIOXFNWRWKHP0DUU\LQJLQWRWKHPDĂ&#x20AC;DVKRXOGEHD cakewalk for McCartney. He was married to that Mills woman for four years.

The hairy-faced entrants competed in a range of categories, from â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Musketeerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Natural Goateeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and even the coveted â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Imperial Beardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. The Chief Judge of the competition asserts, however, that judging the different entrants is never as easy as people think. It is not simply a matter of size and absurdity, he claims, instead â&#x20AC;&#x153;you have to see if the hair is well-groomed, see if it suits the person, see if it makes them look good.â&#x20AC;? This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event was dominated by the USA, who took six gold medals, and is apparently fast on the way to becoming â&#x20AC;&#x153;the Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new facial hair super powerâ&#x20AC;?.

Callum Paton

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KATIE AMBRIDGE When Impact sat down to interview Miss Ambridge, it was the third time in two years that we had done so. Last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interview was covering swimming Varsity when she was a fresher, with Ambridge tipped to be â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;one to watchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; by our writers. The second was in the build-up to the VDPHĂ&#x20AC;[WXUHIRUWKLV\HDUŇ&#x2039;VVHULHVZKHUH she spoke to us now as the Captain of

the girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team. To now be discussing her UHFRJQLWLRQDVWKHĂ&#x20AC;QHVWIHPDOHDWKOHWHDW the university represents a meteoric rise for the former GB Under-21 star. Like squash or korfball, swimming is another sport that rarely ignites the studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; let alone the publicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; imagination, barring the appearance

of a big Olympic name such as Phelps or Adlington. But Ambridge is quite rightly bullish when professing the great qualities of her sport: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes swimming isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a glamorous sport, but to be honest, how many competitive sports are? I think thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still a stigma that you have to be a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;swimmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to join our team, though Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d say one of the best things about our team is that everyone is of a different standard, but they are treated in the same wayâ&#x20AC;?. So with swimmingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reputation swiftly dealt with, we went on to discuss Ambridgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s achievements that have led her to this award. As Captain this year, Ambridgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s responsibilities have been to others within the club as well as her own, though despite the extra burden, she has achieved medals in every BUCS event that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s competed in since coming to Nottingham. All this came while PDNLQJ WKH Ă&#x20AC;QDOV RI the world swimming trials and competing for Great Britan in an under-21 competition in Canada. After hearing these successes from a student still yet to complete her second year, we are left wondering what Nottingham has done to deserve Katie Ambridge. For her though, with the support sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had from coaches and teammates here, Ambridge wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have it any other way. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The swim team has been very supportive to my success,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d say it is the best thing about the club: how supportive we all are to each other during training and competition.â&#x20AC;?

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AND THE REST... Presented halfway through the AU Ball, a night noted in the Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s VRFLDO FDOHQGDU DV RQH RI WKH Ă&#x20AC;QDO opportunities for clubs to partake in a night of debauchery before gruelling exam schedules take over, the AU Awards are a celebration of what its clubs and competitors have achieved over the

course of the year. Among the biggest winners on the night were the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 7DEOH7HQQLVĂ&#x20AC;UVWWHDPZKRZHUHQDPHG â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Team of the Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for winning their BUCS FKDPSLRQVKLSVDVZHOODVFROOHFWLQJĂ&#x20AC;YH â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Goldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; awards for their members. The Boat Club also found themselves with a clutch of golds, as their â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Lightweight Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122;sâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

were also crowned BUCS champions this year. Amongst all the acknowledgment of university achievements, there was also the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Neil Desaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sporting Excellence Awardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for international recognition that was won by Jess Sylvester of swimming.

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WATER POLO Essentially a mixture of swimming, rugby, wrestling and handball mashed together, water polo is a sport as famous for its intense physical demands as it is for a reputation of extreme violence. Despite this state of disrepute, water poloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s subtlety actually goes far beyond being simply â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;UFC in a pool.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Throw a ball DQGWZRJRDOVLQWRWKHHTXDWLRQDQG\RXĂ&#x20AC;QGWHDPV conjuring up offensive and defensive manoeuvres that would put a Jose Mourinho side to shame. 7KH VSRUW UHTXLUHV VXSUHPH SK\VLFDO Ă&#x20AC;WQHVV LQ order to be constantly swimming from one end of the pool to the other seeking possession of the ball. But the Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team captains and coaches ensure every new member is given the both training and opportunities, in order to build him or herself into an adept player over the course of the year. Both the men and women of Nottinghamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Water Polo Club compete in a BUCS competition, as well as leagues with other British Universities, and a competition for local Midlands clubs. This ensures a busy calendar of games all year round, giving every member the opportunity to play in a competitive match day atmosphere, no matter what their ability.

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On a social level, although the club is still in a state of shock and dismay following the rejection of their port and cheese â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Brielashâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; social as a nomination for the AU â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Event of the Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; award, all members nonetheless are able to get by with a mix of socials to Cr-Isis along with a variety of other types across the year. No water polo player at the University of Nottingham is ever bored, and there is something to take part in for everyone. Training is Tuesday (9.30pm-10.30), Thursday (6.30pm-7.30), and Sunday (5.00pm-6) at the University Pool.

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[»Z`V\YÃ&#x201E;YZ[`LHYVM<UP]LYZP[`"`V\YLM\ZL[VIL separated  from  that  pencil  case  that  so  diligently   ZH^`V\[OYV\NO`V\Y(SL]LSZ@V\»YLMHPYS`JVUÃ&#x201E;KLU[ about  the  time  it  takes  to  walk  from  halls  to  your   Thursday  morning  9am  lecture  and  your  very  blood   could  be  used  to  clean  the  windows  of  the  Trent  building   given  the  alcohol  concentration.  In  short,  student  life  has   become  highly  addictive.  Given  the  frivolities  and  freedom   of  the  lifestyle,  should  we  be  surprised  that  by  the  time   we  graduate,  many  will  seek  to  extend  their  University  of   Nottingham  experience  beyond  reasonable  bounds?  Is   such  a  trend  a  glittering  endorsement  for  our  institution,   VYKVLZ[OL<UP]LYZP[`7HYRºI\IISL»PSSLX\PW\ZMVYSPML in  a  commercial  environment?  These  are  just  some  of   the  questions  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  attempt  to  answer  whilst  investigating   whether  we  really  are  holding  on  to  our  university   experience  for  dear  life. (JJVYKPUN [V V\Y <UP]LYZP[`»Z SH[LZ[ Z[H[PZ[PJZ H Z[HNNLYPUN   VM \UKLYNYHK\H[L Z[\KLU[Z ^PSS \UKLY[HRL M\Y[OLY Z[\K` HZ VWWVZLK [V [OL   ^OV LU[LY M\SS[PTL LTWSV`TLU[ ZP_ TVU[OZHM[LYNYHK\H[PVU6M[OL JVU[PU\PUN[OLPYLK\JH[PVU   ^PSS YLTHPU H[ [OL <UP]LYZP[` VM 5V[[PUNOHT H[ Q\Z[ V]LY Z[\KLU[ZWLY`LHY;HRPUNPU[VHJJV\U[[OLZ[\KLU[IVK` HZ H ^OVSL P[ HWWLHYZ [OH[ ULHYS`   VM \Z HYL Z[H`PUN H[ 5V[[PUNOHTPUZVTLWVZ[NYHK\H[LJHWHJP[`6UÃ&#x201E;YZ[NSHUJLP[»Z LHZ`[VZLL[OLHWWLHSVMYLTHPUPUNPU5V[[PUNOHT"HM[LY[OYLL VY MV\Y `LHYZ P[»Z YLHZVUHISL [V HZZ\TL [OH[ MVY THU` P[ OHZ ILJVTL`V\YZLJVUKºZWPYP[\HS»OVTLHUKJVTLV\YÃ&#x201E;UHS`LHY [OLTHQVYP[`VM\ZOH]LT\S[PWSLZVJPHSJPYJSLZ[OH[^LJHU[HW PU[VI`KLMH\S[(THQVYPZZ\L[OH[JVUZ[HU[S`HYVZLK\YPUNT` YLZLHYJOMVY[OPZWPLJL^HZ[OH[VMKLJPZPVUZVUWVZ[NYHK\H[L Z[\K`K\YPUN[OL\UKLYNYHK\H[L`LHYZVM[LUK\YPUN[OLOLHK` OLPNO[ZVM[OLÃ&#x201E;UHS`LHYWVZ[L_HTWLYPVK^OLUTVZ[VM\ZPU HKKP[PVU[VILPUNWLYWL[\HSS`WPZZLKHYLVWLU[VWYL[[`T\JO HU`[OPUN 6ULMLTHSL[OPYK`LHY7O+Z[\KLU[^OV0^PSSYLMLY[VHZ1LZZPJH MYVT[OL-HJ\S[`VM,UNPULLYPUN^HZWHY[PJ\SHYS`]VJHSHIV\[OLY YLJY\P[TLU[L_WLYPLUJL[OLYLHSP[`VMILPUNºVU[OLQVI»HUK[OL KPZPSS\ZPVUTLU[ZOLZ\MMLYLKMYVTHZZ\TPUNP[^V\SKILZPTPSHY [VOLY\UKLYNYHK\H[LL_WLYPLUJL ¸0^HZPU[OLTPKKSLVMT`Ã&#x201E;UHS`LHYWYVQLJ[^OLUT`Z\WLY]PZVY OPU[LKOLH]PS`[OH[0ZOV\SKHWWS`MVYH7O+[OPURPUNP[^V\SK LUHISLTL[VZVVUILHYPZPUNZ[HYPUHJHKLTPH"OV^L]LYHM[LY

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SCHOOL BRITANNIA by William Robertson

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Remember  that   you   are   an   Englishman,   and   have   consequently   ^VU Ă&#x201E;YZ[ WYPaL PU [OL SV[[LY` VM SPMLš Cecil  Rhodes  once  said.  This  epigram   seems   to   epitomise   the   spirit   of   our   UH[PVU HSILP[ PU H ]LY` VSKMHZOPVULK ^H`" ^L ZLLT [V OH]L HS^H`Z OHK HU introspective  fascination  with  England,   Englishness   and   in   a   wider   sense,   Britishness.  It  lies  somewhere  between   SPVUOLHY[LK WYPKL HUK Z[HYJOLK collar  embarrassment.  Similarly,  there   PZ ZVTL[OPUN VM H [V\YPZ[KYH^PUN curiosity   (bordering   on   fetishism   in   some  cases)  with  our  national  identity   to   be   found   in   other   countries.   Now   however,   it   has   become   an   academic   discipline   of   growing   popularity   in   the   universities   across   the   world.   According   to   journalist   ZoĂŤ   Corbyn   ¸)YP[PZO Z[\KPLZ PZ Ă&#x2026;V\YPZOPUNš ^P[O a   particularly   high   concentration   in   the   United   States.   Those   teaching   it   include   the   University   of   Chicago,   the   University   of   California   and   Columbia   University,   New   York   to   name   but   a   few. ([ [OL <UP]LYZP[` VM *HSPMVYUPH )YP[PZO THSLÂşIHU[LYÂťPZHWWYVHJOLKI`HUHS`ZPUN LWPZVKLZ VM 9PJR` .LY]HPZÂť JVTLK` ;OL 6MĂ&#x201E;JL ;OPZ ZLLTZ H SP[[SL VKK [V TL Âś ^OH[ ZVY[ VM PTHNL VM ,UNSPZO TLU PZ [OPZ W\[[PUN HJYVZZ& 0Z [OL PTWYLZZPVU NP]LU[OH[HSS)YP[PZOTHSLZJVTT\UPJH[L ]PH HKHW[H[PVUZ VM [OL JYPUNLPUK\JPUN H^R^HYKMLZ[ [OH[ PZ [OL +H]PK )YLU[

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Sam Edwards

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Unless  you  are  a  fugitive  hiding  in  the   TPKKSL VM ZVTL MHY Ã&#x2026;\UN JV\U[Y` `V\ will   have   noticed   that   a   wedding   of   astronomical   proportions   took   place   recently.  Whether  you  are  an  ashamed   republican  or  a  proud  advocate  of  the   royal  family,  the  marriage  of  Prince  Wil liam   and   Katherine   Middleton   in   April    ^HZ \UKV\I[LKS` H JOHUJL [V show  Britain  off  to  the  world.  24million   people   watched   on   either   the   BBC   or  

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WHAT HAVE WE BEEN UP TO THIS YEAR? Your Students’ Union has had an action packed year. Here are our highlights: Campaigns & Research: Your Hall, Your Call saw 1,000s of students sign a petition demanding for direct student consultation in the review of the pastoral care system in halls. The aim of the campaign was to lobby the University to consult with students on these massive changes and this was achieved! In November we also joined thousands of other students in London to take part in the NUS/UCU Demonstration against cuts to Higher Education and an increase in tuition fees. Over the year we’ve asked for your opinions on subjects including Democracy, Internet Access in Halls, Media SRSs, Food & Drink, Students’ Union Services and Higher Education Funding. Thank you to everyone who filled in a survey this year, your thoughts really do matter! Elections: A record number of you voted in elections this year: 2,184 in the NUS Delegate Elections, and 7,756 in the main SU Elections. Events: Freshers’ Fair, Refreshers’ Week, Varsity, Any-Body Month, Healthy U Week, Discovery – Battle of the Bands, Societies Ball and Awards, Summer Party, Grad Ball. Awards: We’ve won a lot of these! Mooch – Gold Best Bar None Award Students’ Union – Silver Green Impact Award LGBT Network – NUS LGBT Society of the Year Karni – Breast Cancer Campaign ‘RAG of the Year’ NUTS – Several prizes at the NaSTA Awards and will host the 2012 Ceremony URN – Nine awards at the Student Radio Awards including Station of the Year Dance Society – Best Overall University at Trent Dance Competition New Theatre – Several awards at the National Student Drama Festival, including Outstanding Production Design

From 1st July our new SU Exec will be starting their new roles and planning how they are going to make a difference to your lives over the next year. Here’s a reminder of who they are, as well as your Representational Officers and Faculty Co-ordinators; you are going to be seeing a lot of them!

EXEC President ................................... Alex Corck-Adelman Activities ............................................. Simon Murphy Equal Opportunities and Welfare ........... Rosie Tressler Finance and Services ...............................Sam Le Pard Accommodation and Community ................. Julia Seal Democracy and Communications ............ Danny Barry Athletic Union .................................... Sarah Williams Education ............................ Elizabeth ‘egg’ Goddard Environmental and Social Justice ........Sarah Joy Lewis

REPRESENTATIONAL OFFICERS

Postgraduate Students’ Officer ............ Georgia Thresh LGBT Students’ Officer ...............................Elliot Reed International Students’ Officer .........Mohammed Alam Women’s Officer ............................... Jennifer Ingram BME Students’ Officer .....................Rebecca Schapira Mature Students’ Officer ..................... Adam Abukari Disabled Students’ Officer ................... Joseph Clough

FACULTY COORDINATORS

Faculty of Arts ................................... Florence Pickup Faculty of Social Sciences .... Nathan Jacobs-Thompson Faculty of Engineering ............................. Maria Vasic Faculty of Science ........................... Dasha Karzunina Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences .. Deeane Dias

WHAT’S HAPPENING OVER THE SUMMER? While you are off enjoying your Summer break, the Students’ Union will be busy preparing for the new term. There is a lot to look forward to when you get back: You will come back to a shiny new Students’ Union website. We want to make it easier for you to get involved with us; after all, there is so much you can do! The new and improved website will make it clearer what opportunities are available, how to join clubs and societies, what events you can go to, where to find support and how we are working on the issues that matter to you.

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We will also be planning Freshers’ Fair, which remember, is not just for new students! Pop down from 26th – 28th September and find out about all clubs and societies that might have passed you by, or just join some extra ones.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone who is returning in September; so have an amazing Summer! For those of you who are leaving us, a huge congratulations on finishing your degree, and we hope the Students’ Union has had a positive impact on your time at University.


NEIGHBOURHOOD – YOU HAVE HAD YOUR SAY! In March we started the Neighbourhood campaign, where we asked you to voice your opinions on Article 4, a piece of proposed legislation from Nottingham City Council which would require landlords to apply for permission when changing an HMO to a single dwelling, or vice versa. This will in effect give local authorities the power to decide where students can live through limiting their choices in accommodation. We believe that students have the right to choose where they want to live, and so do you. We asked you to tell the Council if you opposed the legislation, and we certainly had the response we hoped for; to date over 3,700 students have made their opinions clear by signing the petition against the legislation. The previous deadline for the consultation period had been 27th April, but thanks to pressure from students, this was extended to 31st May. As we go to print we’re awaiting the outcome. Thank you to everyone who had their say!

YOUR UNION IS CHANGING: DEMOCRATIC REFORM Over the past year your Students’ Union has been undergoing some changes. For those of you who were here last year this started with the “Big Review” and continued in 2011 with the Democracy Survey. You have made it clear in our research that we do not engage with you well enough and that you (students at large) do not agree with the way your Union makes decisions. Decision making is currently principally made through Union Council, a big monthly student meeting made up of 98 voting members (50 of which have to attend to make the meeting legitimate but this has only occurred 17% of the time in the last 10 years). The Big Review results showed that you want us to focus on representing you on personal development and academic performance together with a host of welfare and social issues, and that your main motivation for getting involved in decision making is how important the issues discussed are to you. Our Democracy Survey told us that you want to be making policy and campaigning decisions mostly online, however you also want to debate issues in a more deliberative way. We have visited students’ unions around the country to see different approaches to student democratic engagement, a really useful exercise in allowing us to gain some real perspective. Based on what you have told us in the two large surveys and our visits to different students’ unions, we have devised a structure that we think you will like (opposite). This has since gone to Union Council and has been passed by students.

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Mac is perfect for student life With the Mac you can share your ideas in new and creative ways. It comes with great software, like iLife, so you can do more with your photos, movies and music. It also runs Microsoft Office and it’s compatible with your printers and cameras. You can even run Windows. A dedicated online store The Apple on Campus online store, designed especially for the University of Nottingham students, is secure and easy to use. There you’ll find a wide range of heavily discounted hardware, software and accessories. Ensure you are on the University network, then visit www.apple.com/uk/go/save. You can also order over the phone by calling a Mac expert on 0800 072 1154. Help is at hand If you need help or advice, there is an Apple Campus Rep on site. They have the latest Apple products for you to try and can answer any questions you might have. For more information contact Will Burks on: - aoc.nottingham@me.com.


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The pursuit of the perfect silhouette If the shoe fits... If you think sucking in those extra inches with support pants is bad, spare a thought for the generations of women coerced into corsets and layers of petticoats for the sake of fashion. Whilst stories of crushed organs and tiny 14-inch waists are thankfully rare extremes, the fact remains that the combination of tightly laced steel-boned corsets and heavy skirts often led to fainting, back problems and an unnaturally tilted posture for girls as young as 8.

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As students, we go out and we feel invincible. We drink under the misconception that VRPHZKHUH EHWZHHQ RXU Ă&#x20AC;UVW IHZ SUHODVK SLQWV DQG WKH WD[L ZHŇ&#x2039;YH EHFRPH PRUH DWWUDFWLYHIXQQLHUDQGJHQHUDOO\PRUHDZHVRPHYHUVLRQVRIRXUVHOYHV,QIDFWZHŇ&#x2039;UHMXVW IDOOLQJRYHUDORWDQGWDONLQJDERXWXQLQWHUHVWLQJWKLQJVH[KLELWLQJDERXWDVPXFKVH[ DSSHDODV0LD:DOODFHLQ3XOS)LFWLRQGXULQJWKHRYHUGRVHVFHQH:KHQZHZHUHĂ&#x20AC;IWHHQ -Imogen Firth-Jones we liked to drink vodka and pretend we were in Skins, but surely we owe it to ourselves now to have better drunken role models. The question is not, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Who inspires me to not GULQN"Ň&#x2039;EXWŇ&#x160;:KRLQVSLUHVPHWREHWKHEHVWGUXQN,FDQEH"Ň&#x2039;)LOPKDVSURGXFHGVRPHRIWKHPRVWPHPRUDEOHGUXQNDUGV RIDOOWLPHDQGZHŇ&#x2039;YHGLYLGHGWKHPLQWRIRXUFDWHJRULHV²VHHLI\RXFDQLGHQWLI\ZKLFKEHVWĂ&#x20AC;WV\RXUGUXQNHQSHUVRQDOLW\ 1. The Rascal

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:KHUHEHWWHUWRVWDUWRQDĂ&#x20AC;OP loverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s guide to drunkenness WKDQ ZLWK D FKLOGUHQŇ&#x2039;V Ă&#x20AC;OP" Pirates of the Caribbean 4 stumbled wildly into our cinemas this year, manned by the unforgettable Captain Jack Sparrow. Without his rum, Jack would as boring as... well, Orlando Bloom. Fortunately, Johnny Depp twitches and slurs his way through the franchiseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many zombie pirate attacks, giving Disney itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most inebriated character since someone knocked champagne into Dumboâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bucket.

We all know that excessive drinking can lead to memory loss. Evidently, the writers of The Hangover: Part 2 got so merry they forgot to come up with a new plot line (if you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seen the trailer yet, here it is: THE EXACT SAME EVENTS, but in Thailand.) This brings me onto our next drunken role model: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Party Animalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, for whom the measure of a good night is how little of it you recall and how terrifying the resulting photos on Facebook are. The idea that you can go so far as to wake up with a tiger in the bathroom has been inspiring the nights out of teenage boys ever since. Just remember WKDWLQĂ&#x20AC;OPWKHSXUVXLWRIDZLOG time can result in waking up in a warehouse in Slovakia.

Here I present Jeff Bridgesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; reincarnation of Rooster Cogburn in True Grit â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a man for whom alcohol does what spinach does for Popeye. After falling asleep in the back rooms of random saloons and blaming his inability to shoot on cheap bullets, he emerges majestically riding a horse with the reins clenched between his teeth. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter if KHLVVHHLQJGRXEOH²KHŇ&#x2039;OOĂ&#x20AC;UH enough bullets to hit both of you.

These guys know how to drink. Think Paul Giamattiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wine-tasting connoisseur in Sideways, a man so dedicated to the stuff that in one memorable scene he actually presents Pinot Noir as an overriding metaphor for his tortured, misunderstood existence. Personally, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never witnessed someone at the bar smelling their Jaeger bomb and detecting â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;just a soupcon of vanilla,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; but we can all learn from his â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t drinkand-dialâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; moment.

Notable characteristics of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Rascalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: dancing like youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re possessed by John Travolta, marauding from group to group and sporadically, without warning, becoming the nearest personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best friend. See also Arthur, Withnail and I.

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Notable characteristics of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Party Animalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: displaying disappointment to the point of aggression when no one will come out with you; applying for an extension on your overdraft just to spend it on cocktails. See also Animal House.

Notable characteristics of Ň&#x160;7KH %DG$VVŇ&#x2039; VWDUWLQJ Ă&#x20AC;JKWV with Trent students; waking up the following morning with innumerable bruises in strange places. See also Quint from Jaws, The Drunken Master.

Notable characteristics of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Professionalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: Pre-lash begins at lunchtime; likely to make important life decisions whilst XQGHU WKH LQĂ XHQFH 6HH DOVR the entire cast of Mad Men. As Peter Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Toole said in My Favourite Year, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can watch me drink, or you can join me. One of them is more IXQÂľ :DWFK WKHVH Ă&#x20AC;OPV WKHQ go forth and get wasted in style.


f A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO JIM JARMUSCH -Jem Talbot

Contemporary stalwart of the art house tradition, -DUPXVFKŇ&#x2039;V Ă&#x20AC;OPV DUH VXIIXVHG ZLWK DQ HTXDO PHDVXUH RI WUDJLFRPLF SURWDJRQLVWV RIIEHDW KXPRU DQG WKH NLQG of coffee table philosophy associated with â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;American LQGHSHQGHQWŇ&#x2039; FLQHPD <HW \RX FDQŇ&#x2039;W DFFXVH -DUPXVFK RI WKH NLQG RI WZHHQHVV DVVRFLDWHG ZLWK WKH )UHQFK QHZ ZDYH SKLODQGHULQJV RI :HV $QGHUVRQŇ&#x2039;V Ă&#x20AC;OPV +LV PRYLHV FDUU\WKHNLQGRIFORXWWKDWRQO\WKLUW\\HDUVRIH[SHULHQFH and ten feature lengths, both written and directed, brings. Dominant features of his work include characters who move across zones by random circumstance, the emotional ZHLJKW RI PXVLFDO GLUHFWLRQ ZHŇ&#x2039;YH DOO H[SHULHQFHG WKH perfect song played at the perfect moment feeling), and casual and often humorous contemplation of the deepest SKLORVRSKLFDO FRQXQGUXPV 'RQŇ&#x2039;W KHVLWDWH LQ GLYLQJ ULJKW LQWRWKHXQRUWKRGR[ZRUOGRI-LP-DUPXVFK

Broken Flowers (2005) This is entry-level Jarmusch, as itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the most palatable of his Ă&#x20AC;OPV )HDWXULQJ %LOO 0XUUD\ %URNHQ )ORZHUV LV SDUW $PHULFDQ road drama, part detective narrative. Protagonist â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Don Juanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; goes on a cross-country journey tracking down his lost lovers after receiving an anonymous letter proclaiming he has a son. -DUPXVFKSDWWHUQVWKHĂ&#x20AC;OPLQWULFDWHO\ZLWKWKHXVHRIPRWLIDQG symbol, just as an author would. Whether the ending infuriates or calms you, Broken Flowers is a must for the supporting cast alone: Tilda Swinton, Sharon Stone, and ChloĂŤ Sevigny.

film KRPDJHWR-HDQ3LHUUH0HOYLOOHŇ&#x2039;V/H6DPRXUDw  7KHĂ&#x20AC;OP is an innovative blending of samurai and gangster lifestyle. Handsomely shot, surprisingly peaceful, and intriguingly parodic RIGLVVLPLODUJHQUHV*KRVW'RJÂŤLVDEULOOLDQWO\FRKHVLYHSLHFH RIGLVSDUDWHĂ&#x20AC;OPPDNLQJ Soundtrack: 2ULJLQDOPXVLFIRUWKHĂ&#x20AC;OPZULWWHQDQGSHUIRUPHG by Wu-Tang Clanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s RZA.

The Limits of Control (2009) -DUPXVFKŇ&#x2039;VPRVWUHFHQWDQGPRVWFKDOOHQJLQJĂ&#x20AC;OPVHFRQGRQO\ WR'HDG0DQ  ,WŇ&#x2039;VDPRYLHWKDWGHĂ&#x20AC;HVFDWHJRULVDWLRQEXW might be best described as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;outlaw noirâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Isaach De BankolĂŠ, DELWSDUWSOD\HULQSUHYLRXV-DUPXVFKĂ&#x20AC;OPVWDNHVRQWKHOHDG UROH KHUH &ULWLFDOO\ -DUPXVFKŇ&#x2039;V OHDVW ZHOOUHFHLYHG Ă&#x20AC;OP LV unsurprisingly his most ambitious. Disparaged for its use of minimal dialogue and slow pace, these features become Limits of Controlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s virtues if viewed patiently. Yet another stellar cast of cameo performances by the likes of John Hurt, Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal, Tilda Swinton and Bill Murray, the characters remain unnamed and are credited as Blonde, Mexican, American, and *XLWDU,WLVDSSDUHQWWKDWWKHĂ&#x20AC;OPŇ&#x2039;VĂ&#x20AC;JXUDWLYHQDWXUHLVNH\WRLWV understanding. Limits To Control is undoubtedly a movie buffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ă&#x20AC;OPLQLWVFXOWXUDOUHIHUHQFHVWR+LWFKFRFN:HOOHVDQG7DUNRYVN\ If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got the inclination and the patience it is Jarmuschâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s IXOOHVW IHDWXUH LQ ZKLFK WKH UHZDUGV RXWZHLJK WKH Ă&#x20AC;OPŇ&#x2039;V LQLWLDO opacity. Soundtrack: Meditative ambient noise rock from Sun O))), Boris, and Jarmuschâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s band Bad Rabbit.

Soundtrack: Brian Jonestown Massacre, Marvin Gaye, Gabriel FaurĂŠ

Coffee and Cigarettes (2003) Technically a collection of short vignettes rather than a feature length, but nevertheless both hilarious and enlightening. The title is pretty self-explanatory: these are 11 shorts that share the thread of coffee and cigarettes. Performances to look out for include Roberto Benigini, Cate Blanchett, Steve Coogan and Alfred Molina, and the incongruous coupling of Bill Murray and RZA & GZA from the Wu-Tang Clan. With a focus on interpersonal connections shot in black and white, each vignette portrays how each person completely disagrees with the other, yet amicably shares a coffee and a cigarette at the same table. If vignettes are your thing then Stranger Than Paradise (1984) is its earlier equivalent. Soundtrack: Joe Strummer

Ghost Dog: Way of The Samurai (1999) Here Jarmusch dips into the crime action genre. Ghost Dog, a KLWPDQLQWKHHPSOR\RIWKHPDĂ&#x20AC;DSOD\HGE\)RUUHVW:KLWDNHU lives by the strict code of Hagakure â&#x20AC;&#x201C; more commonly known as the way of the samurai. The odd subject matter is a curious

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THIS ARTICLE WAS INSPIRED BY ACTUAL EVENTSâ&#x20AC;Ś -James McAndrew

The last 18 months have seen a sharp ULVH LQ WKH QXPEHU RI Ă&#x20AC;OPV UHDFKLQJ PXOWLSOH[HVWKDWSURFODLPWREHŇ&#x160;EDVHG RQ WUXH HYHQWVŇ&#x2039; RU HYHQ Ň&#x160;LQVSLUHG E\ WKH HSLF WUXH VWRU\Ň&#x2039; RU SHUKDSV VLP SO\Ň&#x160;GHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\WUXHŇ&#x2039;7KLVWUHQGKDVUXQ WKURXJK +ROO\ZRRG VLQFH WLPH LPPH morial. But with near 100 years worth RIFLQHPDDUHWRRPDQ\RIWKHVHWUXH OLIHVWRULHVVLPSO\WRRIDULQĂ XHQFHGE\ the artistic licence of their screenwrit ers and directors to be able to claim to be truly authentic? 7KH SUREOHP LV WKDW WKH PRYLH GHĂ&#x20AC;QLWLRQ of a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;true storyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is far too broad to be able to police inaccuracy and avoid offending those who have a particular regard for the subject matter. Obviously the makers RIVXFKĂ&#x20AC;OPVVWULYHWRFUHDWHDQLQWHUHVWing, exciting and artistic representation of real life, whilst still attempting to remain as faithful as they can to their source (however inaccurate that source may be). So in 2011 alone weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had some great true life stories brought to life with varying degrees of accuracy, such as the heart pounding exhilaration and precision accuracy of 127 Hours, as well as the epic yet highly contentious events depicted in The Way Back. 2I FRXUVH WKH GLVFHUQLQJ Ă&#x20AC;OPJRHU LVQŇ&#x2039;W always bothered about 100% accuracy, and it is often more fun to see a shamelessly inaccurate adaptation than a meticulous recreation. The worst offenders in the realm of accuracy seem to nearly

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DOZD\VEHKLVWRULFDOĂ&#x20AC;OPVRIWKHHSLFPHdieval variety. One British medieval legend in particular seems to suffer repeatedly at the hands of Hollywoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blind enthusiasm. I speak, of course, of Robin Hood, and I would love to believe that 600 years ago Nottingham was as sunny and camp as it was in the fabulous 1938 romp The Adventures of Robin Hood. Likewise, wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it be great to learn that the Sheriff of Nottingham was the only man in England with even the remotest trace of an English accent (as per Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves)? Although that said, Kevin Costnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s American â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Englishâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; accent somehow seems more acceptable than Russell Croweâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Irish-AustralianYorkshire-Scottish-Kiwi â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Englishâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; accent in 2010â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Robin Hood. It is probably fair to say that if a seemLQJO\ LQDFFXUDWH Ă&#x20AC;OP LV LQ IDFW YHU\ ZHOO made and, at the least, a fun watch, then that will usually be enough to save it from nothing more than a bit of barracking from history lecturers. However, make a bad Ă&#x20AC;OPDQGHYHQ-RH$YHUDJHZKRGURSSHG History back in Year 10 will be crying over KLVWRULFDOQHJOHFW(QWHU8DĂ&#x20AC;OPWKDW Tony Blair once agreed was â&#x20AC;&#x153;an affrontâ&#x20AC;? to British sailors. Criticised for Americanising the British achievement of capturing a German enigma machine during World War II, it was so unashamedly incorrect that Bill Clinton was forced to write to the people of Horsforth (a small town near Leeds) to recognise their efforts for raising money to build one of the ships that

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film Henman. Throughout his playing career we knew that had next to no chance of succeeding, and yet we donned our Henman shirts and roared â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;come on Tim!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; until we were hoarse, right up until the inevitable letdown. This oppressive nature of Tim Henmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s failure to win a Grand Slam could be likened to a dystopian authority, and yet he kept trying, never giving up the idea that he might one day achieve his dreams; that is why we loved him. We wanted Henman to win so badly that we would have marauded onto the court and played ourselves if it would have helped. Thankfully, when Henman hung up his trainers we could all breathe a collective sigh of relief, knowing that the oppression was over. There is the small matter of his BBC FRPPHQWDU\ÂŤ EXW WHQQLVPHWDSKRUV DVLGH RQH WKLQJ ZH OLNH DERXWFKDUDFWHUVLQFHUWDLQG\VWRSLDQĂ&#x20AC;OPVLVWKDWWKH\QHYHUMXVW accept the norm, choosing instead to forge their own futures, whether successfully or not. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s think about the character of /RJDQIURP/RJDQŇ&#x2039;V5XQÂŤ Tennis-themed uprising aside, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s think about Michael Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s character Logan in Loganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Run. In a world where no-one lives beyond their thirtieth birthday, but instead are â&#x20AC;&#x153;rebornâ&#x20AC;? in a bizarre ritual called â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Carouselâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, Logan rises against conventional wisdom and decides to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;runâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, i.e. to attempt to escape his predetermined fate. Instantly our mind conjures images of fascist repression and we get onside with Logan. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also got quite an anti-religious feel to it; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Carouselâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is discredited before it even gets a chance to defend itself, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s made clear that the reality of Loganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Run is the reality we are familiar with. So why set it in the future? Why not just pick some government we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like, set it on Earth as we know it and have a pop at Christianity along the way? There are several reasons for this, but one of them is GHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\WKDWZHDGPLUHDELWRIRULJLQDOLW\$QRWKHUUHDVRQLVWKDW youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re far less likely to offend anyone if you merely imply these ideas; the religious fascists can chose to ignore any metaphors, and the rest of us can feel all smug and empowered. '\VWRSLDQĂ&#x20AC;OPVPDNHXSDODUJHSURSRUWLRQRIWKH6FLHQFH)LFWLRQ genre, but why do we like to look at the future as such a desolate entity? The truth is, if we imagined realities where everything is SHDFHIXODQGIDLUWKHQZKHUHZRXOGZHĂ&#x20AC;WLQWKHKHURHV"*LYHQ WKH FKRLFH RXU IXWXUHV ZRXOG EH Ă&#x20AC;OOHG ZLWK SOHDVDQWQHVV DQG harmony, rather than fascist regimes and misery. However, thankfully, our stories donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to be anywhere near as sterile DQGQLFH,QDZD\G\VWRSLDQĂ&#x20AC;OPVVHUYHQRWRQO\DVHVFDSLVP but as a warning about our future too.

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them,  they  have  previously  delivered  a   frank  and  beautiful  take  on  the  sordid   business   of   promiscuity   and   lust.  

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IMPACT’S GUIDE TO WORKING ABROAD! (Or what to do if you don’t want to get a ‘proper’ job)

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THE PERFECT BACKPACK

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- Ruth Edwards & Ellie Simpson

When travelling,   your   backpack   will   essentially   be   your   portable   home,   so   packing  wisely  is  a  must.  But  this  doesn’t  mean  taking  absolutely  everything  that   you  could  possibly  need!  Firstly  you  will  be  able  to  buy  most  of  it  out  there  and   secondly,  it  will  damage  your  back  if  you  carry  too  much.  We  asked  Nottingham   students  what  would  be  in  their  perfect  backpack,  and  have  compiled  the  results   into  a  handy  checklist.  No  need  to  thank  us!

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-Steph Allen

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TRANSITION: IMPACT ARTS & CULTURE COMPETITION This year’s   Impact   Arts   &   Culture   competition   revolved   around   the   theme  of  ‘transition’.  All  of  the  entries   were  of  a  very  high  standard,  showing   the  range  of  literary  and  artistic  talent   that   Nottingham   has   to   offer.   The   ^PUUPUN LU[YPLZ YLÅLJ[ VU [YHUZP[PVUZ MYVT[OLWLYZVUHS[V[OL\UP]LYZHS"[OL` show   that,   as   Arthur   Schopenhauer   once  wrote,  ‘change  alone  is  eternal’.

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‘The Error of Perfection’ by Stephen Patrick Hankey

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SATISFACTION GUARANTEED WHY YOU SHOULD BE VISITING GALLERIES - Margret Adeagbo

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GALLERY VISITORS

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IMPACT INTERVIEWS ALEX TATE - Eric John

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1. Did you expect to win a BAFTA? I think when we made this series we knew we were doing something different. But we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exactly know how an audience would react to a programme which essentially involves the dissection of animals. We knew we were in with a good chance to win a BAFTA, but at the same time, you felt like maybe the judges would give the BAFTA award for the factual programme to someone else.

2. How well did you plan out your career decisions? When I was deciding what to actually study for a degree level, I had considered doing a degree in Media. But I decided that, instead of doing that, I would do a degree in Zoology. Making TV programs is something you actually learn on the job. But what JRWPHP\Ă&#x20AC;UVWEUHDNLQWR79ZDVKDYLQJDVFLHQFHEDFNJURXQG and then understanding how to talk to scientists, speak the lingo and get the correct information out of them. Then I went on to do a Masters degree in Science Media Production. When I was studying Zoology at Nottingham I was RQO\UHDOO\LQWHUHVWHGLQRQHNLQGRI1DWXUDO+LVWRU\Ă&#x20AC;OPPDNLQJ and a certain way of doing that, and I think studying the Science Media Production course taught me a lot of other ways of making Ă&#x20AC;OPV,WKLQNLWŇ&#x2039;VKHOSHGPHSURGXFHVRPHWKLQJGLIIHUHQWLQWHUPV of Natural History documentary in the work I do now.

3. How long did it take to film the Whale episode and how difficult was it wrestling with both the elements and a 60-tonne fin whale? I think two weeks before ZHŇ&#x2039;GHYHQVWDUWHGĂ&#x20AC;OPLQJIRU WKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWHYHUHSLVRGHRI,1* this whale beached itself on a beach in Ireland, and we heard about it. We rang the

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Irish Whale & Dolphin Group and managed to convince them to let us out there and dissect this animal. This was on a Friday morning. Friday afternoon I was at the airport, ready to get on a Ă LJKWWR,UHODQG,JRWWKHUHLQWKHHYHQLQJ6DWXUGD\PRUQLQJZH were down on the beach and we started dissecting the whale. :HZHUHOLPLWHGLQWLPHEHFDXVHZHZHUHLQĂ XHQFHGE\WKHWLGH ZKLFKRQO\JDYHXVDZLQGRZRIDERXWĂ&#x20AC;YHKRXUV6RZHKDGWKH Saturday and then we had the Sunday as well, a narrow window to do the dissection, and that was it basically. Sunday it was all over. So, for all the other episodes, we had a very long lead-up WLPH7KLVRQHZDVWKUHHGD\VDQGWKDWDGGHGWRWKHĂ&#x20AC;OP,WZDV a bit haphazard in places but we got the drama across, because it was drama.

4. What was it like to work with Richard Dawkins? The great thing about Richard Dawkins is he sort of makes the bigger picture points. We are looking at the anatomy of these animals and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very interesting to know how something works, or how something evolved but whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also crucial to make these programs really work is the bigger picture. For example, conversion evolution, when one animal chances upon one way of doing things and through a completely separate evolutionary route, another animal chances upon the same thing. And I think it was great for me having the opportunity to work with Richard Dawkins, because I had read his books and I remembered some of the key lessons that I had learned from them.

5. Lastly, are there any new projects you are currently working on? We are actually onto our third series of ING, so hopefully that should be out next summer. After that, who knows? It will be three years on ING for me next summer after this series, so I might see about trying making some other programs. Although, you know, if I retired in 40 years or so, with a single BAFTA sitting on my shelf, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d still be very pleased with my career.

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CAREERS IN MOLECULAR GASTRONOMY - Emma Saxon

As a nation, our interest in cooking is fast becoming an obsession. In the past few years, many television chefs have risen to celebrity status, and cooking programmes like Come Dine With Me and Masterchef have inspired a spate of ambitious home cookery across the nation. Being a biologist, ,Ň&#x2039;YH QRWLFHG WKDW WKLV IDVFLQDWLRQ ZLWK IRRG LV MXVW DV FRPPRQ DPRQJVW XV VFLHQWLVWV Âł WKHUHŇ&#x2039;V DOZD\V D homemade cake or two at the weekly Impact Science meeting, and as far as I know, the Medsoc bake sale table in WKH40&IR\HULVDSHUPDQHQWĂ&#x20AC;[WXUH This isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t surprising â&#x20AC;&#x201D; good cooking and good science both involve following instructions, accurate measurements, creative thinking and a good grasp of chemistry for a (hopefully) satisfactory end UHVXOW%XWZKDWLI\RXĂ&#x20AC;QGWDVW\FDNHVDQG impressive three-course meals are more \RXU WKLQJ WKDQ DEVWUDFW VFLHQWLĂ&#x20AC;F GDWD" Well, good news â&#x20AC;&#x201D; thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an emerging Ă&#x20AC;HOG RI VFLHQFH NQRZQ DV 0ROHFXODU Gastronomy, which studies the processes and mechanisms behind cooking and our enjoyment of food. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more,

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the Food Sciences department here at the University of Nottingham is a hub of research in this area. The Flavour Sciences group and its spinoff company Flavometrix â&#x20AC;&#x201D; headed by Andy Taylor, Professor of Flavour Technology â&#x20AC;&#x201D; uses a variety of weird and wonderful Charlie-and-the-Chocolate-Factoryesque technologies to investigate the molecular basis of how we perceive and HQMR\Ă DYRXUV7KHWHFKQRORJLFDOFUX[RI their research is the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;MS-Noseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, a device WKDW PHDVXUHV FRPSRQHQWV RI Ă DYRXUV and odours released from food around the olfactory receptors in the nasal cavity; these are responsible for our perception of taste and smell. Amusingly, the nature of the MS-Nose requires the subject to insert it into both nostrils. This allows the MS-Nose to identify the chemical compounds that make certain foods taste the way they do, and, crucially, what makes them different or similar to one another. The potential applications of this knowledge are limited only by the imaginations of those working in the food industry. The group advises off-beat TV chef Heston Blumenthal, owner of the Michelin-starred Fat Duck restaurant and producer of culinary curiosities such as snail porridge and bacon and egg ice cream. Blumenthal and Taylor recently ERWKĂ&#x20AC;QDQFLDOO\DVVLVWHG5DFKHO(GZDUGV Stuart, a PhD project student, who spent time in both the Fat Duck kitchens and

the University labs, helping to improve +HVWRQŇ&#x2039;V ZDFN\ Ă DYRXU FRPELQDWLRQV For example, the restaurant serves a dish containing caviar and white chocolate; although this combination seems incompatible, the two share a group of molecules that make them go well together. Flavometrix propose a wealth of other uses for such information, including LPSURYLQJWKHĂ DYRXUVRIKHDOWKLHUIRRGV (which can be pretty lacking in the taste department), and analysing the effect of packaging and cooking methods on the taste of ready-made supermarket meals. Another one of Edwards6WXDUWŇ&#x2039;V SURMHFWV IRFXVVHG RQ Ă&#x20AC;QGLQJ a replacement for gelatine, which is derived from animals: the challenge there is to make jelly, everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s childhood party favourite, more vegetarian-friendly without compromising its wibbly-wobbly properties. Ultimately, these tasty acts of wizardry have a seemingly bright future; everyone enjoys good food, and the current culture of accomplished home cookery is still Ă RXULVKLQJ ,I \RX DUH SDVVLRQDWH DERXW IRRGVFLHQWLĂ&#x20AC;FDOO\PLQGHGDQGQHDULQJWKH end of your degree, molecular gastronomy is an avenue worth investigating â&#x20AC;&#x201D; it might just offer a PhD project or a career that you can really sink your teeth into.

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BEER EVER THOUGHT ABOUT MORE THAN JUST DRINKING IT? - Sarah Greenidge

If  your   passion   for   beer   goes   past   a   few   pints   down   at   your   local   pub,   a   career   in   brewing   could   be   for   you.   About   25   million   pints   of   ale,   lager,   and   stouts   are   produced   everyday   across  the  country.  Dark,  fruity  or  even   blonde  types  are  available,  so  there  is   KLÃ&#x201E;UP[LS`ZVTL[OPUNV\[[OLYL[V[PJRSL your   fancy.   Companies   like   Carling,   Fosterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   and   Guinness   produce   some   of   the   most   popular   brews   to   be   decanted   into   the   glasses   of   eagerly   waiting   customers.   Leading   up   to   the   sale  of  a  pint  is  a  long  delicate  brewing   process,   creating   what   is   almost   a   work   of   art,   with   necessarily   perfect   precision.   Everything   must   be   timed   carefully.         ;VZ[HY[VMM[OLIYL^PUNWYVJLZZYLX\PYLZ THS[LK IHYSL` VY HUV[OLY [`WL VM JLYLHS KLWLUKPUN VU [OL IYHUK ;OPZ PZ TP_LK ^P[O^H[LYHUKOVWZPU[LYLZ[PUNWPLJLVM PUMVYTH[PVU·OVWZHUKJHUUHIPZJVTL MYVT [OL ZHTL WSHU[ MHTPS` HUK [OLU JVVSLKHUKMLYTLU[LK^P[O`LHZ[>OPJO [`WL VM `LHZ[ PZ \ZLK PZ KL[LYTPULK I` [OLIYL^LYZHUKJHUHMMLJ[^OL[OLY`V\ NL[ H SHNLY VY H Z[V\[ ;OL MLYTLU[H[PVU WYVJLZZ \S[PTH[LS` JVU]LY[Z [OL Z\NHYZ ^P[OPU[OLIHYSL`PU[VHSJVOVS   :VTLILLYZSPRLKYH\NO[ILLYHWVW\SHY

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A mould that grows on peanuts produces aflatoxins, which are powerful carcinogens.

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Women who get their period at an early age (12 or younger) tend to have girls, possibly due to higher levels of the hormone oestradiol, which can lead to spontaneous miscarriages of male embryos.

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THINGS YOU PROBABLY DIDNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T KNOW ABOUT THE BARBEQUE - William Robertson

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Impact Magazine - Issue 211 - June 2011  

Impact is the University of Nottingham's Official Student Magazine.

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