• “Paying Respects”: the Ethics of Grief Tourism

    Controversy arose in 2017 when a coach of tourists stopped to take selfies in front of Grenfell Tower’s skeleton, provoking local residents to urge people not take photos out of respect for victims and grieving families. The visitation of such places associated with death and tragedy has recently been...
  • A Win-Win Situation? The Ethics of Student Volunteering

    At over 2 million, the UK has a hefty student population and it is only set to grow. The colossal flux of students entering and exiting the academic wheel of university every year means that summer internships are becoming thin on the ground and graduate schemes are practically gold-dust....
  • Can you murder a robot?

    Well, can you? A recent BBC article has speculated on the topic. It reported on the tragic murder of the aptly named Hitchbot (a hitchhiking robot), which was found with its arms and legs ripped off and it’s head nowhere to be seen. The Hitchbot, remarkably, was built to...
  • Qatar 2022: The limits of ethical consumption in sport

    The FIFA World Cup is no stranger to controversy. Before this year’s tournament, there were concerns over the levels of racism and homophobia present in Russian football culture, Russia’s conflict with Crimea, the safety of visiting fans and the FIFA corruption scandal, which all could have easily overshadowed this...
  • Impact Investigates: Do students agree with animal testing?

    Animal testing is a topic often up for debate in the UK, due to the controversial ethics that surround the area. The subject of animal testing can be split into two different areas: the use for cosmetic/household products, and for clinical drug trials and medical advancements. In the UK,...