Books to Pre-Order in Lockdown

For many of us, reading has become a source of hope, providing a space for both refuge and clarity to help us navigate our present climate. As well as having new texts to look forward to, pre-ordering books also offers an opportunity to support authors and publishers alike during the uncertainty of lockdown. Dynamic, ambitious and uplifting, these are some of the most exciting and important titles to look out for in 2020! Continue reading Books to Pre-Order in Lockdown

‘I Want to Go Someplace Where I Can Be a Woman’: The Problem of ‘Having it All’ in the Screwball Comedy Romance

A woman’s place, in the eyes of His Girl Friday heroine, Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell), is difficult to find. Caught in a web of clacking typewriters, front-page stories, and an obsessive ex-husband, who uses every trick in the book to win her back, Hildy has little time to discover a ‘place’ which she can call her own. The 1940 screwball comedy presents ‘career woman’ and ‘wife’ as mutually exclusive roles. Hildy, it seems, cannot find happiness in both her work in journalism and her personal life. She finds herself torn between these two worlds, embodied in her two suitors: hard-boiled editor, Walter Burns (played by the iconic Cary Grant), and the dull Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy). Continue reading ‘I Want to Go Someplace Where I Can Be a Woman’: The Problem of ‘Having it All’ in the Screwball Comedy Romance

#RAZZFilmFest: What to Watch and Where to Watch

Here is the schedule for our #RAZZFilmFest! We’ve put the link in the name of the platform where you can watch on BoB or Kanopy after each film, both of which are free to access if you have a University of Exeter login. Alternatively, a few of them offer free trials or the films are available on other streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, … Continue reading #RAZZFilmFest: What to Watch and Where to Watch


You are cordially invited to RAZZ’s last project of the academic year: our virtual film festival! From 15-27 June, we will be recommending a film each day to watch, all under the theme, ‘Chick Flicks’. All of the films are available on either BOB, Mubi, or Kanopy as they all offer free entry to University of Exeter students. In addition, each film will be accompanied … Continue reading #RAZZFilmFest

Preview- EUABC License to Fight: 003

1 event, 1 ring, 12 fights: A Formidable Event Not to be Missed

Last Friday (20th March), Unit 1 was supposed to play host to the most anticipated and intense sporting event of the term. None other than Exeter University Amateur Boxing Club’s License to Fight: 003. In the event, Amateur University Boxers would have traded in their books for gloves and ventured into the ring to battle it out and see which fighter came out on top. However, due to the development of COVID-19 in the UK and following Government guidelines on social distancing and mass gatherings, Exeter University Amateur Boxing Club took the difficult decision on 15th March to cancel the event in order to best protect the health of all attendees and participants. We’d still like to pay tribute to the fighters and the society’s hard work in preparing for this event by sharing with you our original preview. RAZZ looks forward to seeing what Exeter University Amateur Boxing Club go on to do once we are past these difficult times. Continue reading Preview- EUABC License to Fight: 003

Preview: Seafret @ Exeter Phoenix

Sunday 15th March – 7:30pm – Exeter Phoenix

Seafret performs at the Exeter Phoenix for the first time this Sunday night as part of their European tour. The British music duo from Bridlington, consisting of singer, Jack Sedman, and guitarist, Harry Draper, met at an open mic night. They both grew up on the coast, so took inspiration from this for much of their music and for their band name. Continue reading Preview: Seafret @ Exeter Phoenix

Review: Frozen II

Disney Sequels. Two words which conjure up a slew of childhood straight-to-VHS or DVD extravaganzas, sporting worse animation and subpar storylines (except the Cinderella sequels, which were surprisingly better than the original). But Frozen II is no cheap add on. The animation is stunning, the voice work is impeccable and the soundtrack is stellar. But this is to be expected. The question is, does it live up to the hype of the original? Continue reading Review: Frozen II

Preview: Showcase-Jazz Orchestra & Ballroom and Latin Society

Enjoy live music? Want to get dressed up on a gloomy Monday evening? This Monday (25th November) you can be transported into Hollywood for a night in the movies, with Ballroom and Latin society and the Exeter University Jazz Orchestra. From Grease, to James Bond, Harry Potter to Rocky Horror, there promises to be something for everyone! Find our event on Facebook or message Ballroom and Latin or Jazz Orchestra directly for more details. For only £5, a bar and amazing music and dancing it will be a night to remember! Continue reading Preview: Showcase-Jazz Orchestra & Ballroom and Latin Society

Preview: Ocean Wisdom @ The Lemon Grove

London-born rapper Ocean Wisdom, named the “future of UK Hip-Hop” by Complex Magazine, has enjoyed a meteoric rise since he dropped his debut track ‘Walkin’’ in the summer of 2015. Since then, he has released three sensational albums, collaborating with Hip-Hop heavyweights such as Dizzee Rascal. Continue reading Preview: Ocean Wisdom @ The Lemon Grove

Preview: BSO’s Love and Loss

Following their epic return to the Great Hall stage just a fortnight ago, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra continue their 2019-20 concert season this Thursday night. Celebrated operatic conductor Stephen Barlow will be taking the orchestra under his baton and leading us on a journey of love and loss through the music of Strauss, Beethoven and Prokofiev. Continue reading Preview: BSO’s Love and Loss