Photos: the little things

by Mike Daish. I often hear the phrase, it’s the little things that matter most and I tend to agree. Since being able to get outside, with the easing of lockdown, and enjoy the local countryside again I have loved watching all the little things I have missed so...

Southampton: a tale of two universities

by Martin Brisland. Southampton is one of a handful of places with two universities; the University of Southampton and Solent University. They attract about 40,000 full and part time students including many from abroad, making us a truly cosmopolitan city. This has a major positive economic impact. Solent has...

The Southampton Doorstep Portraits Project

by Martin Brisland. A record of a unique moment in time by photographer Katherine Mills. We have all been affected by the coronavirus pandemic in some way. For a local photographer who would typically be earning from weddings and family occasions at this time of year it means creative...

7 Ways To Cope During Challenging Times

By Cheryl Rickman, www.CherylRickman.co.uk. During challenging times, we may not be able to control our circumstances but we can control our response. Positive Psychology Practitioner and Author of  The Little Book of Resilience, Cheryl Rickman explores how to make the most of the situation we find ourselves in during Lockdown...

10 reasons to be cheerful about Southampton

by Martin Brisland. We 260,000 Sotonians are lucky to live in such a wonderful part of the country. Here are ten reasons to be proud of our home city and some activities to look forward to when we come out of lockdown. Heritage The Romans, Saxons, Vikings and the...