Former women-only college criticised for fielding all-male University Challenge team

St Hugh’s college, originally an all-female college, has attracted criticism for fielding an all-male team on BBC quiz show University Challenge, prompting presenter Jeremy Paxman to joke in the introduction of the show: “On the basis of tonight’s team, we could be forgiven for thinking they’d [men] rather taken it over.” Founded in 1886 by […]

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General election called

Theresa May has called a snap general election. Speaking on the steps of 10 Downing Street, the Prime Minister announced that she intends for the election to be held on the 8th June. Citing her government’s small majority, and her fears the opposition is set to frustrate her Brexit plans, May announced that tomorrow she […]

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Telling people with anxiety they aren’t ‘really disabled’ is cruel but cutting their benefits is even crueller

This article describes suicidal ideation. The often-repeated statistic that 1 in 4 adults will suffer from some form of mental illness during their lifetime has undoubtedly improved people’s awareness of the prevalence of mental illness. But still, for many people, it is simply a statistic. It sparks a moment of reflection, but ultimately, the implications […]

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2017 means 2017

It’s finally over. A fresh start. You could almost say, if you turn off the news, that the horrors of 2016 aren’t still lurking in the shadows of our clean, practically untouched slate. I think we all have certain words that come to mind when we think of 2016. Perhaps disappointing, divided, disastrous. It was […]

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May’s Rhetoric Masks a Rampant Right

It’s been almost 4 months since hurricane Brexit tore through British politics and it is only now that the dust is beginning to settle. After outlasting her rivals in a mudslinging leadership election, on 13th July Theresa May addressed an audience outside Downing Street as the new Prime Minister. In her very first speech as […]

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