A ‘Brave New World’: The unshakeable grip of Amazon and the Big Tech Giants.

Image Description: The Screenslaver from ‘Incredibles 2’ In the crippling economic maelstrom whipped up by the pandemic, businesses either float or sink. There are also those titans who have triumphed from the distillation in the wealth of the largest companies. Amazon, the biggest company in the world, and the biggest winner in the pandemic have […]

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Oxford leads the race for a vaccine

The University of Oxford’s ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 is the world-leading vaccine candidate, according to the Chief Scientist of the World Health Organisation.  Phase 1 trial results released earlier today suggest that the vaccine is “safe, tolerated and immunogenic”. It may also offer “double protection” against the deadly virus. The British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneza is helping developing […]

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Feeling bitter over Twitter

These are troubling times for America. With a pivotal presidential election looming and the current momentum of the Black Lives Matter movement, the country is in turmoil as politics takes control. Every day, videos of police brutality and racism are shared onto the social media sites that have become the main source of information for […]

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The mathematics of social distancing

Image description: Russian dolls illustrating social distancing “It seems like a pretty standard interview question”, I thought to myself. Back in 2017, I was preparing for my Oxford interview by taking part in mock ‘Oxbridge-style’ interviews organised between a group of Bristol schools. Testing my ability to apply maths in a real-world context, the interviewer […]

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