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Art Michaelmas 2020

The artistic experience of calligraphy and Islamic architecture

Walking through the Great Mosque of Kufa in Iraq, the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca and the Selimiye Mosque in Turkey, we find that what began as artistic drawings and symbols evolved into phonetics, alphabets and eventually the Arabic language.  Calligraphy is a very ancient art form dating back to the time of the appearance […]

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Art Michaelmas 2020

Five classical music pieces to calm the mind

It is a fact universally acknowledged that being at any university comes with an immense amount of pressure. Not just in an academic sense, but perhaps even more so in a social sense. We are often made to feel, consciously or unconsciously, by parents, teachers and even each other that we are in the midst […]

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Art Michaelmas 2020

Cambridge’s mysterious miniature doors

Dinky Doors are intended to raise a smile, pique the curiosity or trigger the imagination of those lucky enough to spot them. These miniature doors, dotted all around the city centre, are the creations of a team of Cambridge-based anonymous street artists. “We’re firm believers that little things can make big differences, and so our […]

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Art Michaelmas 2020

Five classical music pieces to calm the mind

It is a fact universally acknowledged that being at any university comes with an immense amount of pressure. Not just in an academic sense, but perhaps even more so in a social sense. We are often made to feel, consciously or unconsciously, by parents, teachers and even each other that we are in the midst […]

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Art Michaelmas 2020

Fashion photoshoot: the May Week that time forgot

When May Week events were cancelled last year, students lost the chance to dress up in ornate ball gowns (or fancy dress for King’s Affair), to dance themselves dizzy until 5am, and to blow £1,000 in a week. In this fashion photoshoot, The Churchill Mallard photographer Rebecca Heath imagines the May Week that time forgot. […]