Kingsway Fire disrupts LSE100 classes

On the morning of Thursday 11th October, a small electric fire broke out at 20 Kingsway. Students walking past Kingsway on the morning of the incident were met with fire engines, security tape barring access to the campus via Kingsway,…

Explore The London Film Festival, At Your Own Risk

My relationship with The London Film Festival so far has been complicated by the fact that  some films have impressed me, but many have others have bored, angered or frustrated. Whilst such a diverse range of films are in town…

The Case of Kavanaugh

What makes this issue so complicated and emotionally charged, for me at least, is that it seems to consist of innumerable layers, each one further confounding the discursive distinctions between public and private, bureaucratic and intimate, legal and moral by…

The Bizarre Bill Murray Sightings

“And no-one will ever believe you,” Bill Murray might quip after unexpectedly dropping into your life to create an everlasting memory. Tommy Avallone’s uplifting documentary recounts some of the bizarre stories surrounding the celebrated Hollywood actor. Although flawed in its…

Education, Literature, and Poetry: Eileen Gbagbo and Martha Ojo

This week, we’re interviewing Eileen Gbagbo, the brain behind this year’s BHM issue, and Martha Ojo, SU education officer. Let’s start with Martha–what do you do as education officer? MO: My job is to represent all of the academic interests…

Don’t Tell Me “Black Doesn’t Sell”

Hollywood has often associated placing black talent at the forefront of major studio releases with an apparent risk of hampering the film’s box office performance, especially abroad. Recent commercial and critical successes of studio features have shown us that these…

“Joy”: Misery Is An Inescapable Cycle

Writer-director Sudabeh Mortezai’s exploration of Nigerian sex workers in Vienna is an inevitably tough watch, bereft almost entirely of what the title suggests. Although her handling of such sensitive issues is too cautious, Mortezai’s work impressively closes the gap between…

Albert Camus and Why Sport Matters – Berrylands as a Haven

Mid-way through a day in which Barcelona were due to play Spurs, and Napoli Liverpool, I found myself standing nervously on one of football’s more minor battlefields – Berrylands, pitch 5. There is something unique about playing University sport, something…

Join the Beaver!

In case you hadn’t heard, the Beaver is looking for a bunch of new writers, editors, photographers, designers and more. Whatever it is you’re interested, the Beaver has a place for you. Come to our event tonight to meet the…