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August 4, 2020

 Siora Photography

The Covid-19 outbreak in the UK has demonstrated that inequality kills. So, who will the ‘Better Health Plan’ benefit?

 On Monday 27th July, the UK government published the policy paper ‘Tackling Obesity: Empowering Adults and Children to Live Healthie...

When Henry David Thoreau wrote, ‘the language of friendship is not words, but meanings’, I called pretentious bullsh*t. Literature of all time periods has attempted to define, satirise, and romanticise the complex relationship of friendship – a conundrum. From an early...

July 19, 2020

 Illustration: Ana Pau B. Leon @theworldinposters

Trigger warning: sexual harassment, assault and violence.

For womxn, experiencing public sexual harassment is both relentless and commonplace. The explosiveness of the #MeToo movement opened a new dialogue about sexu...

July 17, 2020

 Image: Flaunter

During lockdown, our lives were stripped back to the basics. We left the house only when necessary. We stockpiled food and barricaded ourselves inside, ready to weather the storm. Survival became our sole focus. When a deadly disease could come knocking...

June 25, 2020

 Image: Rich Smith

How AI emphasises our own racial bias in the news and Social Media

AI

Both noticeably and implicitly, algorithms are controlling our lives. From location-based dinner suggestions on our smartphones to ‘Discover Weekly’ on Spotify, recommender systems, a...

June 22, 2020

 Illustration: Maria Dragoi @maria.dragoi

The three-year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire on 14 June, reminded many of the fatalities which were largely due to governmental neglect and failure to act. Today, 22 June, marks the 72-year anniversary of the arrival of...

June 21, 2020

The #BlackLivesMatter human rights movement, which was founded in 2013 has recently received global attention, where protests have embodied a new-found momentum. This is due in great part to the reactionary uproar that followed George Floyd’s murder by a police officer...

June 19, 2020

As of late, an uneasy coexistence between personal autonomy and social responsibility has been placed in ever higher relief. This is not merely a by-product of the political and public health decisions Covid-19 has necessitated. Conundrums of the sort have also arisen...

June 17, 2020

“The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones” – Marcus Antony (Julius Caesar)

Shakespeare’s quote probably rings true for many figures in history, but it has never applied to the man who defeated him in a 2002 poll to become the ‘gre...

June 14, 2020

 Image: Thomas Allsop (2020)

Following the brutal murder of 46-year-old George Floyd in Minneapolis, millions of activists have lined the streets of the USA and around the rest of the world in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Many in the UK have reflecte...

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