Top 5 places to eat/drink/be in York

Now you may or may not have confirmed your place at York, but either way it would be helpful to know a little bit more about the place. There are some headlines – not least how pretty it is, as well as how stocked full of Medieval history and architecture it is (we all know … Continue reading Top 5 places to eat/drink/be in York

Dramasoc is reason enough to join York

I am sweating buckets. Quite a few of us are. For this is our first play at a new university, in front of people we barely know. And I am about to go on stage where I will kiss my ‘sister’, do 10 topless pressups and then, as the piece is structured by repeated vignettes, do … Continue reading Dramasoc is reason enough to join York

Studying Dante and Italian

                  This afternoon I will attempt to translate a canto of Dante’s Inferno from its original Italian. This is something I never would have thought possible when I joined in first year. I knew no Italian apart from ‘ciao’. But let me introduce my salvation: LFA! LFA or Languages For … Continue reading Studying Dante and Italian

English at York: liberating and self-affirming

In my first term at university, I learned so much. It felt like my mind was suddenly so much more receptive to new ideas. *CLICHE ALERT* I saw the world with fresh eyes. This wasn’t just a case of learning about new authors and new texts, it went wider than that. I want to show … Continue reading English at York: liberating and self-affirming