Serbia field trip 2023
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Serbia field trip 2023

The field trip to Serbia and Bosnia Herzegovina offered a great opportunity to see the realities of a post-conflict state and the ways in which nations are trying to come to terms with their pasts. In the Easter holidays of 2023, a small group of us on the DGSi programmes (Defence, Development & Diplomacy and Conflict…
The undercover elf
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The undercover elf

It is often with looks of wry bemusement that my PhD topic is greeted. Yes, I am the girl who gets to do Christmas every day! It seems that, for many, this ‘wish come true’ seems just a little too fun, a little too close to home, too personal, to be worthy of anything resembling serious academic study. And yet, it…