June’s Seasonal Fruit – Gooseberries

EAT GOOSEBERRIES The British climate is particularly well-disposed to producing perfect gooseberries – juicy, tart and full-flavoured – and over the years they have captured the hearts of Britons more than any other nationality. More recently, however, the popularity of gooseberries has waned somewhat and their unique qualities don’t seem to be valued as much…

June’s Seasonal Fruit – Strawberries

Synonymous with summer, the British strawberry season begins with the arrival of early season fruit grown under cover. Imported strawberries, now sold for most of the year, are picked whilst slightly under-ripe to ensure that they don’t turn into mush during transportation. However strawberries do not ripen after being picked and so imported strawberries are…

Turning pennies into pounds

  Lis Parham from Marketing and Comms has written a blog for the Green Mary Workbook, looking at what you can do with your unwanted travel money! Each British household has, on average, £65 worth of unused travel money lying around. That adds up to a staggering £1.8billion in total for the UK’s 27.1 million…

Musings on Chard

As part of the Green Mary Workbook, the Marketing and Comms department have written a short blog about their allotment plot and new found recipes for Chard! Last year was quite a successful year for Karen and me. Our plot 10 vegetable patch in the allotment yielded loads of delicious tomatoes, radishes, herbs and chard,…

There is an alternative to plastic cups!

As part of the Green Mary Workbook, Cathy on behalf of IT Services has written a short blog about their discovery of an alternative to plastic cups! I just wanted to spread the good news that there is an alternative to plastic cups! We have been hearing on social media recently about the devastating effects…

May’s Seasonal Vegetable – Runner Beans

EAT RUNNER BEANS Fresh, young runner beans are a gem amongst the many wonderful vegetables available during the British summer. At their best they are at once tender, succulent and bursting with flavour. There can be few better ways of serving runner beans than piled onto a plate alongside meltingly soft roast lamb, roast potatoes…

May’s Seasonal Vegetable – Asparagus

A serious contender for heavyweight champion of the eat the seasons year, the asparagus season is tantalizingly brief but the quality is frequently exceptional. Asparagus deteriorates relatively quickly after picking, which is why freshly picked English asparagus is to jet-lagged imported asparagus what dining at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is to eating a microwaved frozen…

Toilet twinning in the School of Geography

Toilet twinning in the School of Geography World Water Day, 22nd March 2017 In support of World Water Day (22nd March), the School of Geography organised a fund-raising event for toilettwinning.org. 2.4 billion people across the world don’t have somewhere safe to use the loo. Around a third of the world’s population have to use…

BIKE WEEK!

Bike week is our annual event celebrating all things cycling and sustainable transport, we have lots of events coming up across QMUL for you to get involved in. We have a number of events coming up and will also be giving out lots of freebies including puncture repair kits, bike seat covers, mud guards and more!…

Mayor of London – Mayor’s Entrepreneur Competition

Queen Mary University of London had two finalists in the Mayor’s Entrepreneur Competition! Entrants were asked to come up with creative solutions to the environmental and social challenges London faces – and more than 300 entries from 37 institutions were narrowed down to the final shortlist, with nearly 599 students involved. The 10 shortlisted entries from…