July 2012

Olympic champions deserve our respect, not suspicion

Admiration, rather than accusations of doping, should be the immediate reaction to record-breaking Olympic success

England must respond to South Africa mauling

After the disappointing innings defeat England suffered last week, they must pull themselves together if they are to win the test series against South Africa and retain their number one world ranking

The Dark Knight Rises

It isn’t without flaw, but there’s audacity in offering up such a complex film to a mainstream audience

Lords maths recommendations should go further

With the House of Lords recommending changes to the way maths is taught, Tom Lubek looks at whether these recommendations go far enough

Freedom Of Information: because democracy doesn’t come cheap

A recently published report on the 2000 Freedom of Information Act, hints that the Justice Select Committee may have seen sense and quashed some of the restrictions suggested by politicians and many public bodies regarding our right to access information

Interview with Purely Pesto

We catch up Gavin Battle to find out how and why he founded Purely Pesto

City of York to boost connections with China

The City of York is hoping to boost its connections with China by building on links already forged by the University

En Kongelig Affaere – A Royal Affair

A Royal Affair is the latest in a number of highly successful Scandinavian exports, and shows that the Danes are not just excellent at producing bleak crime dramas and political thrillers, but also wonderful costume dramas

The Five Year Engagement

The jokes are frequent and funny enough to keep the audience entertained as the film concentrates on similar topics seen in other romantic comedies

Olympic teams cancel York training base

The University has said it is “disappointed” that it will not be used as a training base for Olympic athletes during the London 2012 Games after teams hit funding problems

Miliband must seize chance to set out vision

In the last PMQs before the summer recess, Labour leader Ed Miliband was on buoyant form

Festival Spotlight: Beacons

For the last six years Yorkshire’s own Skipton has played host to Beacons Festival. It appears to be a rather well-kept secret with publicity having been kept to a minimum, despite its incongruously good line-up