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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

Oxford University environmental researcher criticises Netflix’s Seaspiracy for Western bias and misleading statements
Seaspiracy was met with its fair share of controversy when it was released this year on Netflix. While the documentary exposes the corruption in the commercial fishing industry as well as the environmental damage it causes, …
Britain’s Green Belt and the Housing Crisis
Written by Francesca McClimont The British countryside is famous for its scenic rolling hills and green pastures. Travelling out or into a city, the distinction between urban and rural is noticeably stark. This is because of …
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 …

History

The Windrush Generation
written by Erin Fetterly When the Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury in Essex on June 22nd, 1948 and proceeded to unload its passengers from across the world, it would have been hard to imagine the future …
The Medusa Reclamation
Written by Oscar Hawkley [Trigger warning: violence, sexual violence, rape, mutilation] Medusa is a mythical Gorgon, though uniquely for her kind was deemed beautiful. Both her beauty and Gorgonism could be deemed as a blessing or …
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 …

Culture

‘All in it Together’ by Alwyn Turner: England in the 00s and 10s
Written by Tom Daly I recently wrote a piece for A Little Insight  in which I wondered whether I am a millennial or a Gen Z-er by listing the differences between them. Perhaps another way …
Momagers: The Real Life Horror Story of Brooke Shields
TW: This article discusses child abuse Written by Nikita G What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “momager”? Kris Jenner? Dance Moms? Maybe Teri Shields? Momager is a …
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 …


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