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Calum Henderson
Strathclyde, University of

Third year student of history and politics at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, though I'm currently studying in Oslo, Norway as part of Erasmus exchange. Usually writing about travel or politics, or complaining about the antics of other students and bad TV. Follow me on Twitter, if you really want - @CaldoHendo

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The era of hurt feelings has to end.
I chose Norway for a reason so lazy it almost shames me. ‘No one speaks English better than the Norwegians,’ boasted an article in Aftenposten.

Speaking your language makes Norway feel like home, only better

I chose Norway for a reason so lazy it almost shames me. ‘No one speaks English better than the Norwegians,’ boasted an article in Aftenposten.

New York City's self-confidence is unbeatable and, despite its daunting size and distance from home, can feel, in an odd way, quite familiar.

New York City: Both breathtaking and oddly familiar

New York City's self-confidence is unbeatable and, despite its daunting size and distance from home, can feel, in an odd way, quite familiar.

If there is one thing that epitomises the cynicism and shallowness of today’s politics, surely it is the photo-op?

Please politicians, stop patrionising us

If there is one thing that epitomises the cynicism and shallowness of today’s politics, surely it is the photo-op?

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When some young Briton decamps to a far-off land to join a terrorist organisation, there is inevitably disbelief at how such an ostensibly ‘normal’ and ‘ordinary’ person could do such a thing.

My Son the Jihadi: What turns teenagers to terrorism?

When some young Briton decamps to a far-off land to join a terrorist organisation, there is inevitably disbelief at how such an ostensibly ‘normal’ and ‘ordinary’ person could do such a thing.

TV
It's time to kill off Doctor Who.

Why we should call time on Doctor Who

It's time to kill off Doctor Who.

I don’t think Jeremy Corbyn has yet been asked whether he expected he’d ever be leader of the Labour Party six months ago, but the rather silly question is bound to present itself soon.

Jeremy Corbyn: the old man who must focus on the young

I don’t think Jeremy Corbyn has yet been asked whether he expected he’d ever be leader of the Labour Party six months ago, but the rather silly question is bound to present itself soon.

Belfast and Dublin are linked by a long motorway that takes over two hours to traverse. The cities are in many ways very different – Belfast is small, and still feels very much like part of Britain. But just as bus ride away is the bustling and international metropolis of Dublin.

Tales from two cities: travels in Ireland

Belfast and Dublin are linked by a long motorway that takes over two hours to traverse. The cities are in many ways very different – Belfast is small, and still feels very much like part of Britain. But just as bus ride away is the bustling and international metropolis of Dublin.

We're obsessed with all things LGBT at the moment, and it's a cultural frenzy that must be endured - but we must move past it if this community is to be fully assimilated into society. 

We're LGBT crazy at the moment, but is it a good thing?

We're obsessed with all things LGBT at the moment, and it's a cultural frenzy that must be endured - but we must move past it if this community is to be fully assimilated into society. 

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