A to Z Round-up of 2017

By on December 21st, 2017

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With the end of the year drawing closer, we have compiled an A-Z of our favourite things that have happened this year – we hope you enjoy looking back at them. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Downing Students!

A

Australia voted yes to same-sex marriage. (They also stole the ashes from us, but the less we talk about that the better).

B

British summertime, temperatures soared to 32 degrees.

C

Carpool Karaoke became a YouTube sensation with James Corden breaking America.

D

Dunkirk reached our cinema screens on 21st July with Harry Styles stealing the show.

E

Election saw an increase in the number of young people voting.


F

Fidget spinners took the country by storm with people of all ages trying the latest craze.

G

Gemma Collins from The Only Way is Essex – from hot dog dress to falling down a hole, she was a highlight for us in 2017.

H

Harry got engaged. The ‘Party Prince’ settled down and is set to marry Meghan Markle in 2018.

I

IPhone X was released on 3rd November. For those of you with some student loan left, you can get yours for £999!!

J

Joe McFadden won Strictly Come Dancing.

K

Kardashians featured in the press most weeks with two new Kardashian babies due to arrive in 2018.

L

Love Island had us gripped. We especially enjoyed watching Kem and Chris’ bromance blossom. Aww!

M

Man’s not hot! Nuff said!

N

Number one chart spot was stolen by Ed Sheeran as his whole album made it to the Top 40 earlier this year.

O

Oscars hit headlines this year as the wrong nomination was announced as the winner. Eek!

P

Portugal won the Eurovision song contest.

Q

Queen Toff of the jungle. The nation fell in love with Georgia Toffolo from Made in Chelsea who won this year’s ‘I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!’

R

Royal Baby, Kate announced that she is expecting her third Prince or Princess in the New Year.

S

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, saw the biggest opening weekend of a film in 2017 making an estimated £20.7 million.

T

The Great British Bake Off was changed up this year with a new channel, new presenters and a new judge but we still loved it! We are partial to the occasional cake in the office…!

U

Usain Bolt retired after the world championships in London back in August.

V

VMA’s was hosted by Rita Ora this year with about 100 outfit changes!

W

Wimbledon saw Federer win his 8th title this year.

X

X Factor winners Rak Su released their new single with Naughty Boy and Wyclef Jean, we like it!

Y

Youthquake was the word of the year! It means ‘a significant cultural, political or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people’. Who knew?!

Z

Zac Efron, – although we aren’t too sure what he did this year, we just wanted an excuse to post a picture of him.

 

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