“This House Disapproves of Nationalism”

Last Thursday the Students’ Union hosted this term’s fifth Union General Meeting. It marked the Union’s 120th Anniversary Special, including a 96-year old motion disapproving Nationalism. Starting at 5.30 pm, the Sabbatical officers presented a comprehensive summary of their recent…

David Drew: Prioritising Conservation Post-Brexit

Features Editor Oli Wheeler speaks to Shadow Environment Minister David Drew about the need to invest in conservation and rural areas post-Brexit A Labour member, I was monitoring the count in my home constituency for my local party in Bristol…

Top Ten Films of 2017

“Dunkirk” (wri-dir. Christopher Nolan) Christopher Nolan’s World War Two epic fulfilled its lofty expectations when it debuted in July, the prolific director once again showing his credentials when it comes to tension and spectacle. The characters haven’t much depth –they…

An Unoriginality Complex

Hollywood has been adapting literature for the screen for over one hundred years, and has produced many renowned films, such as “Gone with the Wind”, “The Godfather” and “The Shawshank Redemption”. More recently, however, television has become an increasingly popular…

The Will to Win

Michael Shapland interviews Naveed Kabir, LSE Boxer and Fight Night Champion Success is a process of small victories; overcoming past hurdles to perform in the big challenges we face. Interviewing Naveed Kabir, 3rd year student and LSE boxer, reinforced this…

Why I’m Leaving the LSE: Part B Editor Speaks

When I heard back from the LSE, I spent the day researching the school, looking at international rankings for my field, acceptance rates, and delving into the depths of YouTube to find videos that might provide an insight into life…

Death of a Ladies’ Man

We went to Leonard Cohen’s grave on Thursday. It wasn’t yet a year since he had passed, but I don’t think he would have minded that we didn’t come on the exact one year anniversary. She read out one of…

Conceptual Art in St Paul’s Cathedral

Every time I’ve walked past St Paul’s Cathedral, I’ve wanted to go in, but it was too late, or I had somewhere to be. Without making a point of visiting, I’m not sure I would have made it in. But,…

Indonesia: A Democracy At The Crossroads

Deputy Features Editor Kyi Yeung Goh and undergraduate Naufal Yudiana review a recent academic panel on the future of Indonesian democracy, hosted by the LSESU ASEAN and Indonesian Societies How will the democratic institutions of the world’s largest Muslim democracy…

Carne Ross’ “Not-So-Anarchist”

LSE postgrad Marco Rossi gives his thoughts on the contradictions of Carne Ross’ revelatory and controversial documentary ‘The Accidental Anarchist’ Undoubtedly, the twentieth century has seen an efflorescence in the political mind of the humankind. New thoughts and philosophical innovations…