Adam Sloan

Adam has written 18 articles for Nouse

At home with the Vikings

Adam Sloan takes a trip to Norway, the real home of the York’s Viking invaders

Tracing the Orient Express

Thirty years after the Orient Express made its final journey from London to Istanbul, Adam Sloan hits Paris, Vienna and Sofia to follows in its footsteps

Eastern wonders

Two countries of incredible contrasts: Adam Sloan travels around Russia and Ukraine The immigration officer looked at me, puzzled, before…

Tories on the turn: Davis strives for policy direction

On a return to his hometown, David Davis speaks to Adam Sloan about his party’s future

Life hasn’t slowed down for David Davis, MP for Haltemprice and Howden, as might be expected after losing the battle for leadership of the Conservative party almost a year ago

Beirut struggling to rebuild after ‘July War’

Two months after the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas in Southern Lebanon came to an end, the situation on the ground is far from stable

The hidden history of York

Thousands of tourists flock to York each year. Adam Sloan and Ben Toone discover the sights students should check out too.

The city of York, which too many of us only glimpse whilst in the taxi from campus to Ziggys, is celebrating being named the best city in England for tourism. Venture into the market area on a Sunday and you will be surprised at how packed full of tourists the centre is, especially if you tend to spend your weekends on the University’s usually deserted campus

Endangered species disappear as numbers face ‘total collapse’

Adam Sloan meets with Stanley Johnson to talk about his work protecting endangered species

More than 16,000 species worldwide are facing the threat of extinction, primarily as a result of human activity.

For 30 years, Stanley Johnson has been campaining for the protection of endangered species. As an MEP between 1979 and 84, he chaired the European Parliament’s committee on the environment and has since written more than ten books on environmental issues

Rape of the Congo – the war against women and children

Adam Sloan meets Johann Hari, The Independent writer, and discusses his experiences covering the war in Congo It is the…

Big D clash with Summer Ball creates ticket doubts

After months of planning and preparation, the final details for the YUSU Summer Ball have been disclosed, amidst controversy over the scheduling of the event which is to take place the day before Derwent College’s flagship charity event Big D.

The scheduling clash has led to concerns that ticket sales for the events, both of which feature signed headlining acts and fairground rides, will be negatively affected

Living life in the slow lane

What if I were to tell you that tomorrow you could take a train at York station, and, without setting one foot on an aeroplane, you could be in Singapore within two weeks, standing at the edge of continental Asia. Sound good? Of course, getting there would have been no easy feat; you would have passed through around ten different countries (that is, assuming you decided to take the easiest route) and eight time zones. You would doubtless have suffered setbacks of varying kinds: delays, breakdowns, and, of course, the odd stomach upset or two. Nevertheless, you would have taken one of the greatest journeys on earth

Intrepid travel: the search for Moore

For most people, travelling involves getting your hair braided and washing off your henna tattoo. Peter Moore, the intrepid travel writer, tells Adam Sloan how he prefers to hitchhike in Bosnia and attend dictators’ birthday parties

When most of us go to work, it involves waking up on a cold morning, digging your uniform out from the back of the wardrobe and waiting in the rain for a bus that never seems to come on time. When Peter Moore goes to work, it involves travelling to a far flung corner of the globe and embarking on the kind of adventure that most can only dream of

My secret life as a Viking

For one week every year the Vikings return to York, and as Adam Sloan explains, provide a spectacle enough to make a bearded man cry

Living in York, it is almost impossible to escape the city’s ancient, and sometimes bloody, history. This takes on a whole new meaning for one week in February where history buffs like myself break out the chain-mail and crack open the mead for the week long Jorvik Viking Festival, characterised by feasting, fighting, dancing and drinking in the manner of those fierce Scandinavian raiders from across the North sea