• April Book of the Month: Mary Beard – Women and Power: A Manifesto

    I came across Beard’s Women and Power: A Manifesto whilst desperately searching for secondary reading for my dissertation. This critical essay does what it says on the tin, it discusses the relationship between women and power from the Ancient Romans and Greeks to today. An excellent and accessible piece...
  • Talk, Talk, Talk: University Mental Health Day and the Importance of Using our Voice

    University Mental Health Day falls on 7th March 2019, and the campaign this year is all about the power of using your voice. The importance of communication is something repeatedly highlighted when discussing mental health, yet we can’t underestimate how difficult it is for people struggling with their mental...
  • Take it from a Londoner, Corbyn is right about de-centralisation

    Last week, Jeremy Corbyn, speaking at the EEF Manufacturers’ Organisation, announced that he would curb London’s power if he ever became Prime Minister. This shouldn’t come as a shock. A “fundamental shift” in the country’s economic policy has always been one of Corbyn’s most appealing promises, but a move...
  • Album Review: Noel Gallagher – Who Built The Moon?

    Part complete sonic departure, part revisiting and re-imagining of post-glory days Oasis, Who Built The Moon? manages to sound both fresh and nostalgic, an affirmation that even when he seemed to, the most genius of all bricolage songwriters never quite lost it. But if Who Built The Moon? is...
  • A Fresh Pair of Eyes: Back to the Dark Ages

    Sometimes we flick through headlines without giving them a second thought; we readily accept the destruction and devastation in the world without thinking about the causes and consequences. Beth Thayne takes a step back and looks at what is happening around us from a different perspective. Be ready to...
  • Protesters Occupy Chimney at EDF Power Station

    An environmental group from the No Dash for Gas campaign have occupied the chimney of an EDF power station in Nottinghamshire in protest against the Government’s latest energy bill. The bill is to be published later this month, and has been deemed “illegal” by the group. Laurie Jones, spokesperson...