• Courage from Phillip Schofield 

    Mr Schofield made an emotional announcement on ITV's This Morning, with his close friend Holly Willoughby, that it has taken many years for him to open up and let others know that he is gay. Prior to his television announcement, Phillip posted on Instagram, that he has been conflicted...
  • Coronavirus: Yet Another Example Of How Racism Informs Science

    Our world has a history of allowing stigmas to enter the realms of science and facts. It isn’t particularly surprising, as even scientists are liable to stigmas and engrained racist thought. However, it does need to be called out. We cannot live in a world where racist thought and...
  • Poppies – A Symbol of Pride?

    Last year a member of the Doncaster Pride community came up with an innovative idea to remember soldiers who would have been considered part of the LGBT community. Doncaster Pride posted on Instagram in 2018 (before being deleted) a poppy that had a rainbow on one of its petals....
  • Powerful Women on Campus: Dr Lucy Jones

    Emily Casey interviews Lucy Jones from the School of English Emily Casey: Your research focuses on gender and sexuality within sociolinguistics, what first attracted you to this field? Dr Lucy Jones:  For me, when I was an undergraduate and first learnt about sociolinguistics, we learnt about: language and gender;...
  • ‘The Funeral Director’ @ Nottingham Playhouse

    After a successful string of performances in London’s Southwark Playhouse, the matinee of The Funeral Director by Iman Qureshi took place on Thursday 14th of March in the intimate Neville Theatre of Nottingham Playhouse before an anticipatory audience.  “The Funeral Director explores, with delicacy yet fearlessness, the difficulty of...
  • Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month: Favourite Icons

    With LGBTQ+ History Month just having passed in the UK, here at Impact we asked our wonderful writers to celebrate the month by writing about some of their favourite LGBTQ+ icons. This history month is a month-long annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender+ history, as well as...
  • Style Icon: Eric from Sex Education

    Quirky, hilarious and excruciatingly awkward at times, Sex Education is a Netflix original TV series after my own heart. Eric (played by Ncuti Gatwa), protagonist Otis’ (Asa Butterfield) best friend, is by far my favourite character and is truly a style icon in his own right. From the first...