by Abhinav Chaturvedi Especially during economic downturns, it is essential for businesses to create a compelling case for their brands. Countries and companies that succeed in this may be able to weather the downturn. As high streets continue to struggle amidst inflation and the impact of disastrous coronavirus lockdowns, Japan, Inc. is taking advertising to […]
by Hal Conte Timing an exhibition can be a knotty problem for an art gallery or museum, but it helps when your subject matter is trending by default. “Breaking the News,” running at the British Library through late August, covers 500 years of media history using old newspapers, video footage, pamphlets, and more. It has […]
by Beatrix Stark Edie Sedgwick is enshrined in popular culture as a 1960s fashion icon and muse to Andy Warhol. The seventh child of Francis and Alice Sedgwick, Edie was born into a life of luxury and privilege. The Sedgwicks were an extremely wealthy, influential American dynasty that stretched back centuries and appeared to live […]
by Beatrix Stark In a televised speech broadcast on Monday, Feb. 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin invoked – and rewrote- history in order to justify Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The once-glorified Soviet leaders Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin were recast as figures of failure who betrayed the Russian nation by surrendering the territory which now […]
by Beatrix Stark A new production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet is being performed for the first time in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse as part of the Globe’s Winter 2021/2022 performance series. A story of corruption, deception, and madness, Hamlet is one of Shakespeare’s most haunting plays. Set in the remote, garish Royal Court of Elsinore in […]
Matthew Oulton debates the state of the reputation of the United States of America on the global stage.
Eugenia Perozo examines the events leading up to the 2020 presidential election and its aftermath – with the rise of covid-19, what does a new era mean for the United States, and the world?
Former editor-in-chief Matilda Smith discuss patriotism and how the government appropriates the term to enrich themselves and push through a no-deal Brexit
A detailed insight into synthetic biology, and the potentially bright or dark futures it has in store for humankind, by Sameda Velaj, a third year Biomedicine student.
Holocaust Educational Trust Ambassador, Naomi Awre, raises awareness of the importance of remembering the Holocaust, and the lessons we still need to continue to learn to prevent a repeat of such atrocities in the future.
Third year Philosophy student Euan McGinty discusses the importance of language, and how we should consider how our attitudes are connected to the meaning of words.
Politics and Economics Editor Andrew Kersley looks at new Netflix film 22 July and wonders what it tells us about the rise of the far right across Europe
An exploration of the future of medical marijuana on university campuses in Arizona by Valentine Sargent, a student at Northern Arizona University.
Law student and Warwick Globalist Secretary, Leanne Hemming, reflects on her internship at the Pulaski County Public Defender’s Office and shares what she has learned about the American Criminal Justice System.
Our former Editor in Chief making waves in local climate planning, Tom Harrison, reflects on the recent climate talks in Katowice and offers an interesting perspective on how we should respond to tackle climate change.
Second Year History student, Isaac Little, sheds lights on the bloodshed of a dark, forgotten event in Britain’s recent past and its impact on the political framework of modern Greece.
US Foreign Policy Masters student, Tasha Smith, offers a thought-provoking and hard-hitting insight into the experiences of women during and post conflict across the world, and explores options for rehabilitation into civilian life.
From Star Trek to Space X, Elliott Simpson looks at the philosophies that could and should guide future space exploration.
Warwick Globalist Co-Editor, Matilda Smith, shares her thoughts on the nature of race relations in Trump’s America following the recent anniversary of racial violence in Charlottesville.
Co-editor-in-chief Anita Slater discusses the problematic depiction of female suffering in Blade Runner 2049.
co-Editor-in-Chief, Matilda Smith, discusses her interview with the Foreign editor for the Economist, Robert Guest, gives us his take on 2017, its impact on our future and the role of globalisation in all this
As part of our new edition, the Perspectives Blog, Philosophy and Psychology finalist Ollie Base approaches our first topic, ‘Biotechnology’. He tackles the global risks involved in the development of synthetic biology, and explores the possible solutions to these risks.
Sociology student Jade Hargreaves discusses the issues that arise from our ethnocentric education system
Sociology student Sarah Staniforth discusses the relationship between gender, sexuality and autism through a recounting of a conference held by the University of Birmingham’s School of Education.
Hakim Khatib discusses the complex position Atheism has within Muslim majority countries. He is a research fellow at the is a research Fellow at the Goethe University Frankfurt and the editor-in-chief of the Mashreq Politics & Culture Journal (MPC Journal).
On Monday, the national UCU strike will be in its sixth day. A disgruntled commentator wants to let you know that moaning isn’t enough: it’s time to act for the livelihoods of members of staff across the country!
Co-editor-in-chief Anita discusses the worrying state of Poland’s political, social and cultural landscape.
The UCU strikes are now underway as members of staff head to the picket lines. Dan Smitherman discusses why strikes are such a taboo subject in a neoliberal vocabulary, and how solidarity can redefine and restore faith in union action.
The national UCU strike begins on Thursday. Malcolm Lowe explains the importance of maintaining and defending the picket line and what you, as students, can do to support striking staff.
Many mainstream news services today choose to value unity over genuine critiques of society. Matthew Dale examines how the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is depoliticised in much of today’s rhetoric and why we should instead maintain his powerful political memory.
Jason Hung investigates both shortcomings and contributions from working as a photographer in humanitarian services.
By the end of the 2010s, it is estimated voluntourism could represent $25-30 million worldwide. Stu Lucy critiques voluntourism, examining the concerns and potential dangers of the volunteering industry.
Dora examines the history of the controversial refugee camp, ‘The Jungle’, at Calais, tracking its development from its conception in 1999 to its current standing in today’s turbulent climate.
Alex explores what it means to be a black woman and the unique ways in which black women struggle.
In an open letter, Finn Halligan addresses the highly problematic approach that most centre-left liberals take to the some of the methods of Antifa.
Perspectives Co-Editor Matilda Smith explores the reason for the failures of the Conservative party in the recent general election.
Bogdan Padalko discusses the Greek philosopher, Gorgias, drawing parallels between his oratory and the modern discipline of Economics.
The Grenfell Tower fire is proving to be a battleground for the future of austerity. Our new Arts & Culture editor, Molly Russell, explains how this tragedy is eminently political and how it will influence the future of urban space.
Last night’s election was nothing short of a mixed bag. Our co-Editor-in-Chief, Finn Halligan, addresses some lessons to be learned from the shock outcome.
For too long now, the old ‘left-right’ spectrum has lacked meaning. Jack Winchester examines whether we ought to be talking of the ‘open-closed’ spectrum, instead.
With the fate of America sealed for the next four years, Finn Halligan examines exactly what the president-elect stands for and why it is so hard to identify.
Craig McVegas examines the banning of ‘smart drugs’ in the Psychoactive Substances Act, and hints at the trans-humanist political horizons latent in such substances.
Connor Woodman breaks down the mainstream British intellectual culture incapable of coming to terms with the UK’s role in the Iraq War.
Michael Haddad investigates the hidden underbelly of Ayahuasca tourism.
In the first of the new ‘A Student Explains…’ series, Finn Halligan provides a historian’s perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, explaining that nationalism, not ideology, lies at the core of the crisis.
Co-editor-in-chief Anita discusses how Western academic, political and social spheres can act as an alienating and divisive force.
Maddy Winters critiques the role of NGOs in social movements, arguing they hold back progressive politics and act as a force of co-optation and marginalisation for the state and private power.
Joe Rosettenstein reacts to the most devastating mass coral bleaching ever to strike the Great Barrier Reef.
Finn Haligan questions why Britian’s period of colonial involvement in India continues to be remembered nostalgically.
Arts & Culture Co-Editor Clare Hymer examines how the IDF have hijacked the vegan movement, and British media complicity in this propaganda effort.
Perspective’s Editor Thames discusses the film ‘The Lobster’ in the context of online dating and suggests that looking for love and searching for a job have more in common than you think.
Themes Co-Editor Lizzy Yarwood takes a look at the colonial structures underpinning the Rio Games, and the violence and environmental destruction maintaining them.
Since Oriel College in Oxford responded to a 2,300-strong petition calling for the removal of a monument to Cecil Rhodes, mainstream commentators have gone into hyperdrive. Connor Woodman analyses what it tells us about the British media.
Sophie Monk argues that BP’s promotion of LGBT rights is a corporate facade.
Arts & Culture Co-Editor Clare Hymer explores how developments in communications can help us to foster empathy by bridging geographical, cultural and temporal distances.
Perspectives Editor Thames Menteth breaks down the social and political conditions that gave rise to the recent attack on the Cereal Killer Cafe in London: gentrification.
Campaign Against Arms Trade’s Rachel Melly exposes the British state’s complicity in the global arms trade.
Most in the West remain oblivious to the material reality facing the vast majority of people in the world, and the causes underlying these conditions. Nowhere is this reality clearer than in the DRC, the poorest country on earth and the subject of centuries of vicious foreign interference, writes Editor-in-Chief Connor Woodman.