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After the Volcano: The Story of Montserrat

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By dorothy | Views [23] | Scholarship Entry

I’ll never forget the day I saw the volcano. A once bustling capital lies in ruins below it. Looking up, clouds cover its top and seem to muffle the rumbling still going on inside. It has been 18 years since the eruption, but many more years must pass ... Read more >

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Farewell to the stabilisers

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By emilyseyes | Views [15] | Scholarship Entry

The love of travel is everywhere, it may be concealed in the form of a daily commute to a favourite coffee shop or a complete culture shock where you throw yourself into an unfamiliar territory. The familiar or the unfamiliar? For me, this a question ... Read more >

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The Bap/Barm/Butty Conundrum

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By sallywires | Views [26] | Scholarship Entry

Do I want a bap, a barm, or a butty? It's a sunny Monday afternoon in Cambridge and my bike and I have just narrowly escaped certain death on a roundabout . To celebrate I decided to nip into a sandwich shop. A local one, not Subway, because my parents ... Read more >

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Getting lost brings you happiness

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By howtogetlost | Views [846] | Scholarship Entry

The first time I saw the dome I thought 'How did I end up here?'. I’m pretty certain I wasn’t looking for Saint Paul cathedral; I was looking for the British museum. And, for those who are not practical of London you just need to know that the British ... Read more >

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the day I learned to fly

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By speedycabron | Views [18] | Scholarship Entry

When St. Jude hit London, on 27th Oct. 2013, I was at Victoria Station, trying to get a bus ticket to the airport. I has spent the previous ten days between Stockholm and the U.K. in order to write an article on the punk underground scenes of a couple ... Read more >

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The woman in pink dress.

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By on-the-go | Views [30] | Scholarship Entry

The elderly woman in the pink dress immediately leaves the building followed by her agent. She leaves her dogs behind, in her office and steps into a helicopter that gives her a tour of her city She flies past Churchill’s statue, she liked him when she ... Read more >

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The Feeling of Place

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By alexisawkward | Views [17] | Scholarship Entry

I’ll never forget the last day I was in London. I found myself in Hyde Park on the final rainy day of my vacation. I had no destination in mind, so I chose paths at random. Once, I followed a cute puppy through the paths and ended up at a beautiful pond.... Read more >

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11 and ¾

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By jessicaalice | Views [543] | Comments [2] | Scholarship Entry

On July 8th 2000, when I was 11 and ¾ I met JK Rowling. I wound down the windows of my mum’s car and let the tingling wind of the hazy July day tickle my chubby fingers. We raced the steam train which was chugging atop the tracks cemented on the once ... Read more >

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Take courage.

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By lynnweee | Views [20] | Scholarship Entry

"The world is not how you imagine it to be..." were the words echoed through the mouth of my loving father. All he wanted was to show me how diverse the "outside" world was, in comparison to my little world of rainbows and unicorns that I was raised in.... Read more >

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London '13

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By wanderlustandmadness | Views [16] | Scholarship Entry

I’m sitting in a studio that reeks of cigarettes and overnight kebab, my jaw is aching from yawning excessively. I’m working on 4 essays that are due next week, and I finally convince my friend to exit her duvet cocoon and accompany me to Subway - I heard ... Read more >

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A Humbling Journey

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By samiroberts | Views [24] | Scholarship Entry

With fear I knew I was not where I needed to be, as my optimistically blue suitcase and I rolled down the barren platform behind the only other woman who’d gotten off the train. She informed me that I had just stepped off into Clynderwen, a town in Wales ... Read more >

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Reflections of the Mirror and the Mind

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By sawyerms | Views [23] | Scholarship Entry

Bathrooms are rarely glamorous. The bathrooms at London’s Stansted airport are no exception. Standing at the sink, I casually filled a cup with water. I glanced at the line of women that would surely judge me for what I would do next. I drank the water ... Read more >

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Greenwhich, Where East Meets West

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By vagabondstoo | Views [49]

WE DECIDED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE WONDERFUL sunshine and head to Greenwich and the ferry is a good way to travel while combining London’s sights without the crowds of the sightseeing boats.  Big Ben tolled ten times as the ferry slid into ... Read more >

When Live Gives you Lemons (Take 2)

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By akramer | Views [27]

Please bare with me for my first world rant, but what modern major airport still makes you pay for wifi?! The answer: London-Hethrow. The first time I wrote this post I used the free 45 minuet wifi, and after calling the bank, talking to my mother about ... Read more >

Anxiety in Bath

Tue, 13 May 2014 | By staceyki | Views [23] | Scholarship Entry

I wish we had skipped Bath altogether. Not because I didn’t want to see and explore it, but because it was where I had my first ever anxiety attack. The sun was setting as we left Glastonbury, and it was well hidden by our arrival into Bath. Our next ... Read more >

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