Olivia Rudgard

Entries by Olivia Rudgard

Ten Essential Gig Rules for Festival Season

(0) Comments | Posted 9 July 2013 | (22:40)

The six hours I spent waiting for the Stones to arrive on Saturday were not, admittedly, particularly productive.

I did manage to make friends with the lovely, slightly drunk, and also recently dumped South African woman next to me, and spent some time giving her some very...

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Hilary Mantel, Royal Bodies, And Women Who Speak for Themselves

(0) Comments | Posted 19 February 2013 | (09:48)

As part of my degree, I have voluntarily spent the past 6 months researching the virginity of French women in the late medieval and early modern periods. Despite its extremely satisfying effects, such as the fact that it allows me to say VIRGINITY in public in a manner which recently...

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Media Jobs: The Long Wait for Graduation

(0) Comments | Posted 20 December 2012 | (13:04)

In our university newspaper, we have just run a column entitled 'Careers are for Christmas'. I don't think I have ever read anything so depressing in my whole life.

It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that at the moment every single conversation I have, no matter who...

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Thanks to The Hobbit, I'm Officially a Proper Geek Again

(2) Comments | Posted 16 December 2012 | (23:00)

I'm sure I'm not the only student who, having spent their entire childhood feeling unacceptably geeky and awkward, arrived at university to discover that actually in the real world my geekiness, once central to my personality and in fact a bastion of my identity as a human being, has become...

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Kate's Royal Pregnancy: The Media are the Real Winners Here

(0) Comments | Posted 6 December 2012 | (19:07)

The Duchess of Cambridge, or as a certain online gossip website likes to refer to her, K-Middy, has emerged from hospital to the general indifference of all. A sense of calm indifference pervades the media. Tabloids, TV and radio stations and magazines alike have pledged to leave the...

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