Toby Hall

Toby has written 18 articles for Nouse

J.M. Coetzee’s introduction for the Nobel Prize

‘Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Esteemed Nobel Laureates, Ladies and Gentlemen. To write is to awaken counter-voices within oneself, and…

The power of the author: Coetzee as the silent observer

In a rare public appearence, the Nobel prize winning author, J.M. Coetzee, made a trip to York. Toby Hall explores…

The most judicious of Law Lords

Toby Hall speaks to Lord Hutton, the Baron, Knight, QC, and former Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland about his contorversial judgement on the war in Iraq that left York Chancellor Greg Dyke out of a job

Lord Hutton pauses and looks at the floor. “No, no, I’ve never had any political aspirations I’m afraid. I’ve simply concentrated on being a good barrister, and then on being a good judge.”

Student winners and losers as Ascot comes to the Knavesmire

ROYAL ASCOT may have been an unprecedented success for the Knavesmire racecourse and the thousands of punters who bet on the favourite Westerner in the Gold Cup on Thursday, but my experience of Ladies Day in York taught me one valuable lesson: never bet your bus money on a horse with an amusing name

Ascot up north was in a class of its own as crowds flock to Knavesmire

The Royal ascot meeting has been deemed a success. After Wednesday the weather picked up, and so did the attendance. Altogether, 220,000 people have visited Knavesmire for Royal Ascot at York

Fingathing, Fibbers

Comprising the improbable combination of scratch DJ and double bassist, Fingathing are unsurprisingly something of an acquired taste. However, their…

Woodstock ends in violence

A student is recovering after a drunken assault by three men following the Woodstock festival, held on York Campus last weekend

Book Review: Reefer Madness

Eric Schlosser’s first novel ‘Fast Food Nation’ shot to the top of the bestseller’s lists, despite its unlikely blend of…

Dyke: After Hutton I am proud to be your Chancellor

When Tony Blair decided to take Britain to war against Iraq whatever the cost, Greg Dyke would have been forgiven…

Clarke tells nouse: We must succeed on fees

Tony Blair’s premiership hangs in the balance this week as Charles Clarke’s controversial top-up fees scheme becomes a vote of confidence for Downing Street

Lamb, Between Darkness and Wonder

This latest offering from Lamb represents a departure from previous form, as they regrettably choose to lose a great part…

SU Services: GradBall Betrayal

Finalists this year face a drastically scaled back Graduation Ball after Services Officer, Chris Osborne, revealed that the allocated budget will be just half that of previous years