Current Affairs

Lord Woolley to head Cambridge college in Oxbridge first

Lord Simon Woolley is set to become the Principal of Homerton College, Cambridge, making him the first black man to head an Oxbridge College. Lord Woolley’s appointment will make him the third black person to head an Oxbridge College, following Sonita Alleyne, who became the first when she was appointed as the Master of Jesus Read More…


More than a Fairytale: In defence of dragons

“When a dragon acts as a foil to the hero, their role is to reflect back all the qualities a hero must hide in order to be, well, a ‘hero’. A dragon is the sort of ‘person’ they would love to be but just can’t because of the endless pressure to look permanently pure and picture perfect.”

In the first instalment of her column, More than a Fairytale, Jess Steadman explores the history and cultural importance of dragons (and wyrms). Artwork by Chen (Cornelia) Chen.

Global Affairs

UK-China Relationship Prospects Appear Uncertain

Last week, five parliamentarians, including ex-Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith, and four others had sanctions imposed upon them by the Chinese government. As a result, these individuals cannot enter China, Hong Kong or Macau, their property and assets in China are frozen, and Chinese individuals and institutions are not allowed to do business with them. Read More…

Current Affairs

À très bientôt: musings on Brexit from across the channel.

French original text written by Sabrina Fernandez, student at Université Lumière Lyon 2. Translated by Ben Owen. So the courageous nation of red-painted telephone boxes and Routemaster buses has left us for good, Brexit enacted and made manifest. It’s from here in France that I write this to you, dearest neighbours whom we will truly Read More…