CIB: Meat's Not For Men
At the RKC, they serve ‘Shepherdess Pie’, the vegetarian counterpart to the Shepherds Pie. That meat is still a symbol of the macho, where you’re pegged as slightly effeminate if you don’t follow some cave man-esque meat-heavy diet is such old news. Why do some men react to vegetarianism with such a fervent rejection? Mocking my salad doesn’t make you manly.
- Martha Hobson
CIB: Stop the count! (of emails)
I woke up at 9:40 on Monday morning to four Uni emails. Ate breakfast; in flew number five. At a time when we must be oh-so-careful not to add to the already immense stress levels felt by many students, a deluge of irrelevant, verbose, often duplicated messages really does feel the height of irresponsible. Effective communication is pivotal; but effective does not mean abundant. The Uni must fill our inboxes wisely but more sparingly.
- Dom Smith
NIB: Puppy's popularity soars on social media
York has a new social media star - Billy the 2 year old Jack Russell Terrier. Billy’s Instagram was started last month by his owner Phoebe, who wanted to brighten up people’s day during lockdown with posts of the puppy on his walks round the Huntingdon area. Phoebe told YorkMix that Billy was a huge comfort to her grandma as she was fighting cancer and would hold her dad’s hand when he lost his mum. Billy’s Instagram page @dogcalledbilly has daily photos of the puppy around the house.
- Emily Hewat
What's on in York...
Below are the MUSE team's recommendations of the best places to look for Arts and Culture events across York and the university
York LGBTQ+ Forum
24th February - Radclyffe Hall's The Well of Loneliness (1928) is a novel that LGBTQ+ readers have long loved to hate. Over 90 years since The Well was banned for obscenity, Dr Hannah Roche tells us why Hall was a wonderful writer, a progressive queer thinker, and a whole lot more besides.
The York Open Lecture Series
The Continuing Windrush Scandal - 10th March
Amelia Gentleman, Guardian journalist and author of The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment, asks why justice remains elusive for so many of those affected by the Windrush scandal.
History of Art Society
The History of Art society are inviting members and non-members to submit a creative piece inspired by their lockdown experience for their spring term competition! All creative submissions are welcome and can be in any medium. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place entries! The deadline for submissions is March 7th.
DramaSoc performances are still going ahead online - keep an eye on their Facebook page to see the performances coming up each week and how to get tickets. This Friday and Saturday, it’s James Fritz’s radio play 'Comment is Free', directed by Sophie Burton.