• Colonisation Has Been Erased from the British Curriculum: It’s Time to Fix That.

    An often-cited quote about the lack of colonial history in the British curriculum comes from Dr Sashi Tharoor, who stated that “it’s a bit of an embarrassment that you can get a History A Level in this country without knowing anything about colonial history.” The lack of colonial pedagogy...
  • Film Review: Pin Cushion

    Charming and poignant, Pin Cushion is a movie brimming with whimsy and emotion. Chronicling the naturally fraught stage of the mother-daughter relationship during adolescence, its surface innocence and stunning twists make it a truly startling debut picture from first-time British director Deborah Haywood. Pin Cushion’s plot follows Mother, Lynn...
  • Nationalism and national pride: should we celebrate St. George’s Day?

    National pride is something that many people find deeply divisive in the UK, especially when it comes to England. You’d think it divides quite neatly down the middle of the political spectrum. You expect it from UKIP and the right, all the painting faces red-and-white and draping a St...
  • What Brexit might mean for travel

    Introduced in 1995, the Schengen Agreement allows more than five hundred European citizens to freely move, work and live in most European countries. The UK is not officially part of this border-free area, but still allows European citizens to travel in and out of the country. Crossing borders without...
  • Hopes For European Capital Of Culture Crushed By Brexit

    The campaign trail had been ignited; the bid had begun. Nottingham had declared itself a candidate in the 2023 race to be named European Capital of Culture. Social media accounts had been created; banners adorned the square; time had been sacrificed; money had been invested. And then came the...
  • Nominees For The British Fashion Awards 2016 Announced

    On December 5th 2016 the prestigious Fashion Awards will be held at London’s Royal Albert Hall in front of 4,000 of the world’s arguably most stylish guests. Formerly known as the British Fashion Awards, this event is the UK’s answer to the glamorous Met Gala held in the States....
  • Tim Peake Becomes First Brit Aboard the International Space Station

    43 year old Tim Peake from Chichester, West Sussex became the first British man in space having blasted off at 11:03 GMT on 15th December from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The Soyuz capsule docked with the International Space Station at 17:34 GMT and, after 3 and a half hours of...