National Poetry Day

Oct 08

National Poetry Day

Today is National Poetry Day. It celebrates British literature and history. Kevin Harvey is lecturer of sociolinguistics in the School of English Studies at the University of  Nottingham. Perfect for this time of year when the leaves are falling, he recites an unnamed poem by Robert Louis Stevenson. Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to...

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Camels on Bournemouth Beach

Jul 25

Camels on Bournemouth Beach

The newest summer attraction in Bournemouth this year is camels. 9 year old Sophia and Veneta were hired from Joseph’s Amazing Camels for 2 days to give kids rides along the beach. The company specialises in camel racing and you can hire a camel for an event. It’s the first time camels have been on a beach in the UK and they could become a regular...

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BBC Headroom

Jul 20

BBC Headroom

This weekend I volunteered to help out at the BBC Headroom project at the Mela festival in Southampton. It aims to raise awareness to mental health and well-being through taster sessions in yoga, bongo-drums and clay sculpture. Mental health problems affect 1 in 4 people whether it’s full blown depression or anxiety attacks. Headroom offers people a chance to...

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Apr 28

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St George’s Day

Apr 23

St George’s Day

Happy St George’s Day. Today I’ll be having a cider to celebrate my country. It’s a shame us over here in England seem to get more excited about St Paddy’s day, but with Nottingham being the home of another famous English icon, there seems to be quite a lot going on.  Activities and rose and flag giveaways in Market Square and various old...

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Crash

Apr 22

Crash

We’ve won lots of Student Radio Awards at URN over the years. Last year (Nov 2008) we won Station of the Year, Best Journalistic Programming, Best Outside Broadcast and Best Technical, amongst others. Our trophies have pride of place in the office, on a shelf put up by one of last years team. It’s kind of a running joke that the shelf’s a bit dodgy,...

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