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Shanda Moorghen

Shanda Moorghen

Should students be responsible for their friends’ anti-social behaviour?

The UK government is making the controversial decision to criminalise behaviour that is considered as simply a “nuisance or annoyance” to the dismay of many.

Classics digested: The Old Man and the Sea

A tale of passion, perseverance and faith, Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea is a gem of American literature, says Shanda Moorghen

Review: My Mother’s Castle by Marcel Pagnol

My Mother’s Castle is a gem of French literature and probably the most beautiful tribute Marcel Pagnol could give to his mother, says Shanda Moorghen

Live: Kodaline

Kodaline perform a skillful and emotional set

My Political Hero: Malala Yousafzai

Shanda Moorghen explains why Malala Yousafzai is his political hero…

Ian McMillan and Owen Sheers: a passion for sport

Shanda Moorghen heads to The Green, one of Manchester’s finest sports bars, to hear Ian McMillan and Owen Sheers discuss the growing dichotomy between sports and the arts

Live: Birdy

Like a silky-voiced shaman weaving her magic through a spiritual connection, Birdy transported the crowd to a place only she knew of

Nagging the NEETs might not be such a bad idea…

Are the plans to change the way the under-25s receive benefits a step in the right direction? Shanda Moorghen thinks so

Harvest by Jim Crace

Favourite to win the Man Booker Prize 2013, Jim Crace’s Harvest is a beautifully written tribute to those affected by the Enclosure Acts, says Shanda Moorghen

My Political Hero: Isabel Allende

Shanda Moorghen explains why Chilean writer Isabel Allende is her political hero…