Fast and Spurious?

Intermittent Fasting and its dialectical conclusion… You are walking down Kingsway, senses sharpened, taste-buds tingling. You meander past commuters with arcade skill. This is hard mode; fasting edition. The street beats with the transient city hum of ongoing traffic. Cars…

LSE Needs to Diversify Assessment — Fast

3rd year Economics students have not had an easy time of it. They are the first cohort to have had January exams in both their first and second years, with second year January exams going so badly that all 600…

Who Will Democrats Choose to Face Trump in 2020?

It’s not a bold prediction to state that Donald Trump is probably not going to be re-elected in 2020. You know it, I know it, and ambitious figures inside the Democratic Party certainly know it. Given that Trump’s approval ratings…

Waving Goodbye?

Margaret Atwood and Germaine Greer, two prominent feminists, have recently taken flack for their comments on the #MeToo movement. Margaret Atwood has defended due process in the legal system, claimed the movement is being dominated by extremists, and has led…

Purgatory100

Contrary to popular opinion, purgatory doesn’t actually feature in the bible. Some have argued that it was implied by particular biblical phraseology, or that its existence owes to the moral indigence of the Catholic church in their eternal quest to…

Davos or Detroit?

In keeping with an already peculiar presidential year, Donald Trump once again accentuated his capricious persona by attending the World Economic Forum in Davos last week. This is something that US presidents seldom do. What is more, Davos is the…

The Russian Threat is Real… we need to prepare for it

When I was growing up, my father would always teach me snippets of British history on my daily morning car journey to school. From these ‘lessons’, I understood the historic prowess of the British Royal Navy. As an island nation,…

BPOC hosts ‘Good Immigrant’ editor

The LSE British People of Colour Society on Wednesday evening hosted Nikesh Shukla,  editor of ‘The Good Immigrant’, the influential collection of essays centred around the experiences of ethnic minorities in contemporary Britain. The author of the crowdfunded 2016 anthology…

Get Amongst it: Swinging For Glory

Welcome to the first in a series of snappy ‘London Activity’ blogs based on my experiences of a fun and alternative set of things to do in London, primarily designed to inform and inspire your interest to get out and…

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder, Right?

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: when the FOMO is a little too real to handle. At some point in time, studying abroad loses a little bit of its magic. Maybe it’s the day that you take a seat in…