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Posts by Dan Wootton

A Farewell to Burn FM from your 2017-18 Head of Station

It’s strange to be concluding my time with Burn – being at the end of it all I’ve been looking back on my time as a part of this brilliant society. When I joined Burn FM in September 2015 as a wide-eyed fresher, intrigued about the possibility of being on the radio, I had no …Read More

Burn Awards 2018: The Winners

If you missed last night’s Burn Awards you missed a good one! Our annual celebration of everything Burn FM was a huge success – the food at Fazeley Studios was delicious, DJ PRME and DJ George Hodson (AKA: Hodson, Son of Hod, Red Hod Chilli Peppers, Careful: Hod Water, Hod Since ’98 and Mans Not …Read More

Dan Wootton on VCQT 2018

I think this event is long overdue. The ‘Vice Chancellor’ has for most been an abstract at UoB with the decision-maker of our university keeping well away from the students. Vice Chancellor Professor Sir David Eastwood was bold in coming down to the Guild of Students, that much must be said – he entered a …Read More

Valejest and ValeFest Deja Vu 2018

ValeFest started their 2018 fundraising campaign in November of last year with their first promotional event Valejest – an evening of comedy performed by UoB students, earning money for this year’s charities: Shelterbox and Sifa Fireside. Beorma Bar hosted the evening which was hosted by Joe Goodsall, who did a superb job of linking together …Read More

Media Ball 2017

I’ve always thought it bizarre that the media groups in the Guild of Students have an insurmountable rivalry that, for the most part, prevents them from working on larger projects together. It seems already that this academic year is different thanks to a combined effort from all sides – Burn has already been working with …Read More

Gig Review: Father John Misty

Father John Misty’s near 80-minute album Pure Comedy was always destined for a big world tour. After the success of I Love You, Honeybear and his Brit nomination combined with his notorious onstage antics lecturing his crowds about either rejected ‘burrito money’ or the state of the U.S. political or entertainment scene – this run …Read More

General Election 2017: The Burn Analysis

In the two weeks since GE17, the UK’s General Election on the 8th of June 2017, the political reverberations resonating from it have not abated in significance, and will remain crucial to the future of this country. Here, Burn’s analysts give you their take on how each of the top four parties fared; after reputations rose defiantly, …Read More

President Trump’s First 100 Days in Office

A United States President’s first hundred days are incredibly important. It’s a statement of intent; the world’s first glimpse as to how the winning candidate will govern as Leader of the Free World. The term was coined by FDR in the thirties and it stuck, and in 2017 we still look to an American President’s …Read More

Album Review: Pure Comedy by Father John Misty

Rating: 5/5 Josh Tillman has become a celebrity over the course of the last couple of years. He achieved moderate notoriety as the drummer for the Fleet Foxes, and after a series of more sombre albums under the moniker ‘J. Tillman’, but Father John Misty – the cynical, self-loathing maverick who, in 2015’s I Love …Read More

ValeFest 2017 Charities: RSVP West Midlands

Every year at The Vale Festival, the organisers select charities to support with 100% of the proceeds from the year’s ticket sales, having donated over £150,000 in years gone by. Since 2004 ValeFest, as Europe’s largest student-run charity music festival, has championed a number of worthy causes, last year being The Birmingham Children’s Hospital and …Read More