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How to Lose Jobs and Alienate People: or What Toby Young Teaches Us About Free Speech

This week, Toby Young was removed from his position on the OFS board after many of his appalling views were brought to light. What does the reaction tell us about […]

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Simon Jenkins is Completely Wrong About Higher Education In A Move That Did Not Surprise Me At All.

This week, I want to deal with Simon Jenkins’ fresh out the oven hot take on education. Not only is it wrongheaded, it flies in the face of the spirit […]

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Time Person of the Year: The Silence Breakers… and Donald Trump

TIME has named their ‘Person of the Year’ as The Silence Breakers; people of various ages, races, gender and professions who have spoken out against sexual assault. In a post-Weinstein […]

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Why Do Good People Do Bad Things? The Philosophy of Criminal Behaviour.

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that nobody fits the criteria of an ideal person. As humans, we are inherently flawed, and are innately inclined to display a mixture of personality […]

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TEDx UCL Women: women inspiring women

TEDx UCL Women was hosted at Queen Mary this year and held in the Great Hall in People’s Palace. It was a jam-packed day of inspirational talks, broken up by […]

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A Night of Burlesque

A couple of weeks ago, I was treated to a unique birthday experience; one I might not have chosen myself. Courtesy of the wonderful Phoebe, I had my first burlesque […]

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Is Channel 4’s Ackley Bridge helping combat racial stereotypes in Britain?

Searching for something to watch this reading week?    Ackley Bridge is a new drama that first premiered on Channel 4 on June 7th 2017, with its last episode of the first series airing on July 12th.   If […]

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Autonomous cars – the road to the future? [1/2]

In an ideal world, in order to get from A to B, the average human being wouldn’t have to grapple with the mysterious ways of clutch control, or learn how […]

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Taylor Swift and her Girl Gang: The Rise of Insta-Feminism

Contemporary culture has given feminism a massive rebrand. Gone are the days of the man-hating feminazi stereotype. Instead, to be a feminist is to be cool. This new ‘trendy’ feminism […]