Global Affairs

Nepal Plan to Limit Women’s Freedom to Travel Abroad

A law proposed in Nepal will ban women from travelling abroad without permission from their families and local government officials. The restriction has been suggested by the Department of Immigration, which argued that it would prevent women from becoming victims of human trafficking, and make it easier for the government to help women in trouble Read More…

Global Affairs

Beijing 2022 Olympics: To Boycott or Not to Boycott?

Britain has never called out a genocide whilst it has taken place. Nor has Britain ever boycotted an Olympics. Is now the time? What has the history of boycotting and the Olympics taught us? Should sport be separate from politics? Does boycotting send an effective political message, or is attendance and competition a stronger form Read More…

Columns Cultures Film & TV

Boyhood before ‘Boyhood’: Silence, simplicity and Yasijuro Ozu’s ‘I Was Born, But…’

I have reached new levels of pretension. I am now writing on a black and white silent Japanese film from 1932. I’m literally the fucking worst. But also, I’m the absolute best. Have you seen I Was Born, But…? Didn’t think so, philistine.  Translating myself, I am now writing on a genuinely wonderful film. The Read More…

Current Affairs Environment News

Somerville College announces full fossil fuel divestment

Somerville College, Oxford has announced that it is to fully divest from its remaining investments in fossil fuels by July 2021. The College, which has an endowment fund of nearly £100m, will reinvest any remaining investments in fossil fuels into “green investments,” a statement on the College’s website said. Somerville has already divested £400,000 worth Read More…