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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Is RNAi the future of medicine?

From enzymes to muscle tissue, the DNA held within the nucleus of cells contains instructions for the production of every protein in your body. Mutations in these genomic blueprints, whether inherited or induced by damaging environmental agents (e.g toxins, UV radiation), can result in proteins becoming malformed and dysfunctional and ultimately give rise to disease. […]

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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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