• Greta Thunberg named Time’s Person of the Year

    On the 11th of December 16-year-old Greta Thunberg was named Time’s 2019 Person of the Year, becoming the award’s youngest ever winner. Greta was chosen ahead of a number of other nominees including Donald Trump, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and ‘The Hong Kong Protestors’. Greta began her...
  • NATO Summit: The Main Points

    On the 70thanniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation’s formation, world leaders, including Angela Merkel, Donald Trump and Boris Johnson met to take part in the annual NATO conference from the 3rdto the 4thof December, which this year took place in London. Currently, there are 29 member nations and...
  • The Beginning of Trump’s Impeachment Inquiry

    On the 13th November 2019, the public inquiry into the impeachment of President Donald Trump began. Impeachment of a president means bringing charges against him/her to Congress, forming the beginnings of a trial. In line with the constitution, a president “shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and...
  • Populism and the Assault on Law

    The University of Nottingham’s Human Rights Law Centre invited Baroness Helena Kennedy QC to give it’s 2019 annual lecture. In light of the current political atmosphere, the chosen topic of  discussion was, ‘Populism and the Assault on Law’.  Baroness Helena Kennedy’s resume is a force to be reckoned with....
  • Magazines for a New Generation: how ‘girly mags’ have become Political, Powerful, and Personal

    Go into any corner shop and go to the magazine aisle. What do you see? It’ll probably be a fairly strong distinction between ‘men’s’ and ‘women’s’ magazines, a line drawn between pink and blue, between fashion and cars. Granted, change has been occurring, and more and more people are...
  • Is going to Mars actually worth it?

    In recent years there has been a huge focus on space exploration and eventual habitation, but should we focus on leaving our planet, or commit ourselves to saving it? It may sound futuristic, but colonising Mars is an idea that has been around for decades. Elon Musk isn’t the...
  • Make America Protest Again: Donald Trump’s 2018 in Music and the US Midterm Elections

    Protest music has an essential yet unpredictable character. There was never a desire for it to become a specific genre in itself, it was simply a by-product of ever-growing changes and issues. US modern protest music was born in 1939 with Billie Holiday’s ‘Strange Fruit’, a soul track tackling...