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Current Affairs

Chesham & Amersham Byelection – The First Orange brick in the Blue Wall
Written by Oliver Toms A historic win for the Liberal Democrats in the Chesham and Amersham demonstrated the realignment happening in English politics, and that Conservative focus on its northern seats may cost losses in the south. With the next general election three years away are we seeing the start …
Systemic Erasure of LGBTQ+ Community from Indian Schools
Written by Bhavika Malik and Ahhana Verma Homosexuality and variance in gender identity were accepted and even embraced in ancient India. Artworks and tales of Hindu mythology, scriptures, statues, and sculptures recovered from the olden days indicate the presence of a third gender – which many scholars speculate was an …
Intercepted over Belarus: The story of Ryanair flight FR4978
Written by Jack Vines A bizarre and unnerving news story unfolded in Belarus last week after a commercial Ryanair flight was diverted and two passengers removed from the plane. The incident occurred on Sunday 23rd May when flight FR4978 was diverted to Minsk International Airport in Belarus. The flight was …
Vaccine Hesitancy: should we be worried about uptake rates?
Written by Rob MacFarlane As the production and rollout of vaccines continues to progress worldwide, there are concerns that successes may be undermined by people not taking their doses when they are called upon to do so. Vaccine hesitancy can have a host of causes among populations, the most common …

Environment

Where Design Meets Sustainability: Hydropol™, An Environmentally Engineered Technology
Hydropol™, an environmentally engineered technology has shown massive potential in new research. The marine-safe, non toxic, strong polymer design highlights this crucial focus by designers, for the future of waste and packaging materials design.
Why Are Environmental Grassroots Campaigns Overlooked And Underreported In The Media?
Written by Maryam Arshad 4 weeks, 400 grassroots campaigns – a number that’s still climbing. That was what ‘The Community Planning Alliance’ saw after they launched an interactive open access map which allowed for the locating …
In conversation with Environmental Scientist and Researcher Dr. Sarah Nelson
Written by Francesca McClimont As humans grapple with social injustice and political infighting, our planet continues to face its own battle: climate change. By taking our natural environment for granted for too long, we all face …
Nearly 1 in 10 UK butterflies extinct: How the public can support pollinators at home, during No Mow May
Written by Ark Wildlife director Sean McMenemy and environmental writer Elizabeth Waddington Following the recent legal spat between M&S and Aldi over caterpillar cakes, Chris Packham told supermarkets to “unite not fight” to save the UK’s endangered …

History

5 Inspirational Women from History
Written By Charis Gambon Women from history are outstanding, inspirational people who deserve to be recognised and spoken about.  There are so many amazing women from history who most people do not even know the name …
Anne Boleyn: A modern interpretation for the modern era
Written By: Michaela Makusha The announcement of Jodie Turner-Smith, a black woman, as Anne Boleyn paired with the use of colour-blind casting for multiple other characters had caused controversy before the Channel 5 series had even …
Burning History – Quick Overview of Firefighting in History
Written by Ashley Carollo I had never given a thought to firefighting until October 9, 2017, 2am actually, as my family was speeding away from the most destructive fire in California’s history. Dozens of emergency vehicles …
Nuclear Colonialism: The Story of Maralinga
Written by Issy Golding In the midst of the Cold War, almost everyone was watching the race for Atomic Bombs. The world looked on as one by one major military powers created their own weapons of …

Culture

Be Your Own Best Friend: The Importance of Self Image
Written by Charlie Elizabeth Culverhouse Recently people have become aware that others can actually see them. Either thanks to the re-opening of the world, or the awfully humbling inverted filter on TikTok, we have …
The Pandemic Has People Looking For a Sign: Why Has Interest in Astrology Recently Peaked?
Written by Amy Britton The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a variety of trends to the forefront of culture: banana bread baking, HIIT workouts, and even more TikTok dances. But one trend no one could …
No Pressure Knowledge
Written by Charlie Elizabeth Culverhouse It’s 2005 and Youtube has just hit the internet. You’re opened up to a world of classic viral content like ‘Charlie bit my finger’ and Liam Kyle Sullivan’s ‘Shoes’ …
NFT’s: Own A Slice of History
Written by Chloe Lawson NFT stands for ‘non-fungible token’. Non-fungible means that it is entirely unique and irreplaceable – a collectible! If I borrowed 10 pound off of you and I gave you a …


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