Chinese food – the French perspective

When do Chinese people eat?

Chinese people have three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. They don’t have a coffee time in the afternoon like we would have in France. Next, the Chinese eat their lunch around midday and their dinner time is also earlier than us, around 5pm.


Example of the Conviviality of Chinese people and Chinese meals

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A visit to The Murray Edward Women’s College, in Cambridge

Founded in 1954, New Hall College was one of the only women constituent colleges in Cambridge after the Second World War. Today, five hundred people are studying there, but at that time, they were only sixteen and Cambridge had one of the lowest rate of woman graduating in the United Kingdom.

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Classes in Columbia University – a student’s perspective!

As GEM students in the Transcontinental Track at Columbia University, we have 4 classes related to geopolitics. 2 classes (Corporate Geopolitics and Competitive Thought Processes in Geopolitics) are taught by GEM. In addition, we get to pick 2 classes from Columbia. The list of Classes can change but here are some courses we took this year:

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The unique history of Cambridge’s St Mary’s Church

As the leaves begin to fall and the streets fill with new students, St Mary’s Church stays standing between King’s College and The Market Hill. It remains one of the many confirmations that Cambridge has experienced so much history. We had the pleasure of discoverng it thanks to Gerald, our guide, during “Open Cambridge” on the 9th of September.

The front Tower of the Church

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A Cultural Experience: A visit to the Cambridge Mosque

After arriving at the Abu Bakr Mosque, we were welcomed by a man who showed us the entrance to the women’s room. Once inside we had to take off our shoes before entering a room covered in carpet, dedicated to prayer. This prayer room for women is located above the men’s prayer room in the mosque. There were big light-colored carpets all over the floor, with display stands in the four corners of the room presenting: The Quran in different languages, Hijab scarfs, some prayer accessories and prayer mats. There were also TV screens showing pictures of the “Kaaba” and other important religious places and objects. Continue reading