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‘And they lived happily ever after…?’

‘And they lived happily ever after…’ This is the ending line in most children’s fairy tales.  Young girls are taught to expect that they will grow up, find their ‘prince’ […]

Personal Platform: The Boy Who Thought He Was A Bumble Bee.

This short story reflects on Schopenhauer’s philosophy. Schopenhauer famously suggested that life is a perpetual cycle of suffering and boredom. We are never satisfied, because the ‘Will’ (the drive within […]

B more creativ wiv langwidge.

Dogmatic. Dogged determination. Dog dog dog. Why do these words have to include the word dog? Since when were dogs so opinionated or determined? Of course, I know that ‘dogmatic’, […]

Culture Is A Book In My Library.

Many students at Queen Mary have another cultural background. Yet when asked whether they feel more British or more their other culture, many struggle to define and weigh up how […]

The Baby-Faced Boss of POD-X: Interview with Hazera Chowdhury.

“I’ll have a watermelon smoothie please,” says Hazera Chowdhury to the bar staff. I met with her in a rooftop café in Bethnal Green for our interview. Hazera chats away […]

Exhibition Review: ‘I object – Ian Hislop’s search for dissent’.

Are you a natural rebel? A scandal-loving scallywag? A devious dissenter? Or perfectly provocative protester? If you are, then head down to the British Museum’s new exhibition, ‘I object: Ian […]

Find your cuppa tea

My family are shameless tea fanatics. My sister once told me how shocked she was to discover that her friends did not have an entire cupboard dedicated to tea at […]