Why you should vote Lib Dem on Thursday

Image description: Sir Vince Cable, leader of the Liberal Democrats Party. There are many aspects of the political landscape today that would have been completely unbelievable just several months ago – primarily, of course, that the European elections are even taking place. Efforts by the Conservatives and Labour to cooperate on passing a universally unpopular Brexit […]

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The history of cathedrals demands their preservation

Image description: Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris. Cathedrals dominate the skylines of most English towns and cities. Wonders of the medieval world, they are one of the most impressive reminders of “the Dark Ages”. They were constructed when most people would have lived in wooden hovels, which makes them the more remarkable. Despite that, modern attitudes […]

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Frustrated that your private-school child hasn’t been accepted to Oxbridge? Have a re-think.

Image description: Punting, a traditional student activity at both Oxford and Cambridge Universities. An article published yesterday by Nicola Woodcock, Education Correspondent at The Times commented on the frustration felt by parents of fee-paying students in regards to a decline in admission of private school students to Oxbridge. According to The Times, Anthony Wallersteiner, head […]

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Empire’s Wake: The Mau Mau uprising in Kenya

Image Description: Memorial in Nairobi to victims of colonialism.  “Bottles (often broken), gun barrels, knives, snakes, and vermin were thrust up men’s rectums and women’s vaginas.” “The screening teams whipped, shot, burned, and mutilated suspects, ostensibly to gather intelligence for military operations.” This June will mark the 10th anniversary of the first claim brought by […]

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Thinking twice about trashing

Image description: Students take part in traditional post-exam trashing celebrations The University is set to reintroduce the ‘What a Waste’ campaign first launched last year to discourage students from their current trashing practices. The campaign highlights the social, environmental and financial impact of the traditional post-exam celebrations. Many students are probably not aware that we are, […]

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Kashmir: As the conflict rages on, there may be light at the end of the tunnel

Image description:Police in Kashmir confronting violent protestors, December 2018 Few borders are as heavily militarised as the Line of Control, which separates Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan. The border sees frequent shelling and exchanges of fire between paramilitaries, killing almost 600 people and maiming hundreds more since 2018.  It is a physical testament […]

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Pete Buttigieg is Problematic

Image description: Pete Buttigieg on a rainbow background. In current polling for the democratic presidential primary, three names stand at the top. The first two, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, have a natural advantage in this crowded race, having pre-established national profiles and near universal name recognition. The third, however, is a surprise. Unlike most of […]

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