Barbara is a freelance journalist and Master’s student based in London. She moved to London to study journalism after an English Literature degree at Oxford, and is glad to have left old books behind her in favour of everything else the world has to offer. She has also lived in Shanghai, Seattle and Winchester (the most cosmopolitan location by far). She likes modern literature, films, galleries and coffee shops and ideally would like to write about these things for a living. She tweets at @bspeed8 and blogs for the Huffington Post.