Hobbies



The pressures of pandemic productivity

2nd March 2021

Feeling less motivated to take up hobbies this lockdown than you were back in March? Don’t worry, Rachel Campbell assures you that you aren’t alone. During the first lockdown, all of my classes, exams and hand-ins had been completed or cancelled. Working in non-essential retail, I didn’t have work to fill my days anymore. I ...


Commercialising your pastimes: facing the fantasy

18th November 2020

As enchanting as the thought of earning some extra cash on the side may be, turning your hobby into a job may not be the fairytale you’ve been looking for. Which TikTok sounds do you hear in your nightmares? Come on, I know you have at least one. One that plays over and over in ...


Should we return to old hobbies?

25th October 2020

Rothery Sullivan extols the virtues of classic activities birdwatching, people-watching, fruit-picking, letter-writing and journaling. In a time when our lives are more virtual than ever, there is a special charm in participating in activities that force us to disconnect from our online lives and interact with the raw nature of the world.  Many young people ...