Story of Brands

By Emma Fleming

We had another full day today and I am exhausted to say the least. It began with another 8 A.M. wake up call in order to get to Accent on time. Our first speaker was a free-lance journalist. He shared his stories of all of his journeys and some of his pieces of work. One thing that surprised me was that British newspapers are either totally left-wing or right-wing. This is not the way it goes in America…usually television/news stations take on that attribute. There were also dozens of types of works such as tabloids, newspapers and telegraphs.

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Another type of newspaper in London.

After a nice lunch, we headed over to the Museum of Brands which is the home of numerous products from years and years ago, some even being from the 1910s. In the beginning, we each got a product notorious in England. My group was luck enough to have Bovril- a beef extract.

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Appealing! (not really)

While the feeling of disgust was coming over me, I eventually somewhat got past it when we got to go downstairs and tour the impressive and expansive collection of brands this museum has. The shelves were stocked from floor to ceiling, full of both familiar and unfamiliar brands from the United States and elsewhere.

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Dresses made from various wrappers

Tomorrow, we are headed to Cambridge for another full day. I have to add I think I finally understand the tube…does that mean I am officially an independent adult? Scary thought.

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