Unlocking the Winchester Cabinet

Third year history student Emma Herbert-Davies writes about her Undergraduate Research and Leadership Scholarship project: cataloguing one of the coin collections. The Winchester Cabinet is a collection of over 3000 coins, medals and tokens dating from Ancient Greece to the eighteenth century. It was compiled by a barrister named William Eyre who bequeathed the cabinet…

The Key to Charisma?

What sets successful politicians apart from the rest of their colleagues? In many ways the answer to this is the trait of being charismatic. When you look to all the most infamous leaders in history (Hitler, Churchill, Mandela), despite their vastly different ideologies, the common trait between them is their ability to inspire dedication and…

First Months in Montpellier

It’s been two months since I began studying in Montpellier on the sunny coast of the South of France. Being the avid researcher that I am, I’d already google street-viewed every road in the entire city but it was still an incredible feeling to arrive in a completely new place. I was nervous about studying…

Housing and Accommodation Advice

Already thinking about where to live in your 2nd year? Firstly, make sure you don’t rush! Every year private landlords will aim to get students signed-up to property as quickly as possible. They will manage to get some students signed up as early as November and December whereby a panic ensues across accommodation halls as…