Written by Tali Schlanger ‘The tulips are too excitable, it is winter here’ writes Sylvia Plath, contrasting the vibrancy and life of the tulips to her own listlessness. This multicoloured flower that blooms in the Springtime is indeed striking, and although one wouldn’t expect it from a plant, has quite the socio-economic history The tulip… Read More Tulipmania: How a flower crashed the stock market
Written by Madylene C. Beardmore The pulling down and defacing of statues and monuments is not new. It is now a commonly held belief that due to the volatility of Roman politics they stopped making new statues for each emperor and their relevant generals. They would create stock bodies in togas or uniforms and just… Read More The Monumental Problem: How can we move forward on the debate of controversial statues?
Written by Tabitha Wilson The world of travel vlogging has been steadily growing over the past few years and spread from YouTube onto other social media platforms such as Instagram and, more recently, TikTok. During the pandemic, an increase in media consumption has led to an explosion in popularity of the travel community, and allowed… Read More The travel vloggers offering you a new way to see the world from the comfort of your living room
Written by Emily Latimer Russell T Davies’ tragically, joyful ‘It’s a Sin’ is Channel 4’s most-watched drama series in its history, and its relevance today is alarming. Most of the younger generation know little about the history of HIV other than a loose narrative which has been passed down to us. But this series brings… Read More Why ‘It’s a Sin’ is more relevant now than ever