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The Paralympics and ‘Inspiration Porn’

The surprise success of the 2016 Paralympic games have given athletics enthusiasts an eleven-day patchwork blanket of enthralling sporting action. Packed with twists and turns enough to drive even the stuffiest of great aunts to the edge of their rockers, the games have been an unexpected triumph, with tickets selling well past the pessimistic figures […]

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Equality at the Oscars-why have separate gender categories?

Last weekend the entertainment industry shifted its gaze once again to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s most prestigious red carpet event: the 88th annual Oscars. The awards served up the usual mix of wit, talent and ego, but this was perhaps tarnished by a shadow of racial exclusion and lack of ethnic diversity. Amidst […]

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Knowing your limits: should we have bars in schools?

New drinking guidelines introduced two weeks ago suggest that the recommended amount of alcohol consumed a week should drop from 21 units to 14 units for both men and women due to links between overconsumption and multiple forms of cancer. This more severe approach has reinvigorated the age old debate on how to prevent a […]