Tag: food and drink

Happy “Eat your vegetables” Day!

Only in George’s Marvelous Medicine (if you haven’t read it, the local public library holds copies so now is the time) does eating cabbage make you grow downwards.   In reality, eating at least five portions of fruit and vegetables

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Break out the blankets for National Picnic Week

National Picnic Week starts this Friday, so grab something to sit on or find a park (Ravelin Park is conveniently close!) and make the most of the summer weather by dining al fresco.  If you are struggling for creative picnic ideas and

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British Sandwich Week

It’s British Sandwich Week.  Ever since the Fourth Earl of Sandwich and his friends ordered their meat served at the gambling tables served between bread (presumably to keep their fingers grease free while playing cards) rather than leave for a more formal

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Student Money Week: how to cook food on a budget (demonstration)

Discovering grub on a grant is not all you hoped for?  Don’t miss the budget cooking demonstration outside the Waterhole Bar next Wednesday, 22 March 2017, which is part of Student Money Week. Photo by Iain Farrell

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Student led change: happy, well-fed and watered

You told us that you needed refreshments at all times of the day and night during 24/7 study and asked for more reliable vending machines.  We worked with the Food On Campus team to offer you longer café opening times

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Mathematical mapping and optimal pub crawls

Here’s something that might amuse students who enjoy both beer and computational mathematics: a map that shows the shortest route between all the pubs in the UK.  Here is an article about how the problem was solved and the map itself

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Raiding the fridge

As the end of term approaches and people prepare to go home, it is good to think back… or at least to the back of the refridgerator. Many a horror story can be told by those who “saw something nasty in the fridge”.  I can tell you

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Is recyling cups a mug’s game?

Which is more environmentally friendly: paper cups that you recycle or ceramic cups that get washed up? Most consumers reportedly believe that paper cups have a lower carbon footprint and less environmental impact.  In reality, only a very few recycling plants

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The hottest ticket in town

Apparently your student card is your ticket to the “hottest night spot” in town (for final year students at least), according to this article in The Tab.  Not sure quite how we managed that but it is good to be popular.

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No drinking water from 6-7 am on Saturday, 30th January

From 6 am next Saturday morning, 30th January, a valve and some pipework will be replaced in the fresh drinking water supply to the University Library.  This will mean that none of the water fountains will be available.  We hope

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