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This Week in History: 19 September 1893 New Zealand became the first country to grant women’s suffrage

Women in New Zealand achieved suffrage in 1893 – far earlier than any other liberal democracy. This day in 1893 marked a watershed moment in the history of women’s rights.…

The unexpected power of the meme

Anyone with any internet presence whatsoever will know how fast memes evolve, likely noticing their progression into the absurd. The philosopher Albert Camus believed that individuals need to embrace the…

How to cut costs during ‘Welcome Week’

Welcome week can be brutal on your bank account, and it’s easy to become overwhelmed with all the spending opportunities thrown at you. Here are a few quick tips on…

Does ditching coal come at too high a price?

The majority of scientists and politicians agree that one of the most urgent issues we face globally is that of climate change. They profess that putting an end to coal…

UK laptop ban: practical move or political ploy?

The UK has recently announced a new ban on certain electronic devices, including tablets, laptops and anything larger than a mobile phone from being carried in hand luggage. This ban…

UK response divided over Westminster attack

A terror attack carried out by a man identified as Khalid Masood caused the deaths of four individuals and left over fifty injured as he ploughed down pedestrians along Westminster…

Why do millennials go wild for daring decorations?

Golden pineapples, huge and exotic tapestries, and walls covered in miles of fairy lights. These are just some of the increasingly recurring decoration choices present in many millennials’ homes. These…

This Week in History: 11 March 1985, Gorbachev becomes leader of the USSR

Mikhail Gorbachev became General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union on 11 March 1985, making him the de facto leader of the USSR. On his ascension the…