8 February 2018
ARU Library Cambridge: more than just books in a building (Part One)
The ARU Library is perfect for you, whether you're looking for a book you need for an assignment or just need a place to chill out while studying. Read more…
5 February 2015
What is it exactly? Porridge, porage, pottage, oatmeal, oats, grits, gruel, rolled oats… all of the above? The status of porridge in recent years has been exalted from workhouse sludge to the latest health fad, but is there more to these precious flakes of gluten than meets the eye?Porridge can be the breakfast of champions, the lunch of kings, the supper of heroes, for while the chilly blasts of February grind away at our epidermis, porridge can keep our stomachs churning in warm delight. It’s not just good for your heart, but a pan of blipping porridge is invariably good for the soul, too. But are all porridges created equal? Certainly not. Like anything in life, you get out what you put in. If you revise for an exam, you’ll most likely pass, if you remember to check your parachute, you’ll most likely survive the fall, if you water your plant, it might survive the night, however, is there anything more depressing than the sight of a sachet of instant oats? Not for me. Those poor oats were never meant to be crammed into a vacuum-packed envelope and chucked into a backpack so the owner can scoop them out whenever they please. Oats, like puppies, like children, like delicate orchids, need love.