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XOXO Gossip Girl: back and more diverse than before

Spotted on the Steps of the Met: rumour has it Gossip Girl is making a comeback, and I for one am excited. The story of money, power, love, betrayal, secrets and deceit of the elite Upper East Siders was, and always will be, addictive. An avid fan of the completely binge-worthy show, it’s always to hand whenever […]

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Despite coronavirus unity, our society is still divided as ever

A recent poll by Ipsos MORI has revealed that Britons believe society to be less divided now compared with last year. Similarly, when asked to compare how divided British society is with 10 years ago, 60% think it is more divided now, but this is down 11% from last year.  This is not a surprise. […]

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The Stormzy Effect

The so-called ‘Stormzy effect’ is up and running in its second year. The grime artist’s highly discussed scholarship programme with the University of Cambridge is giving rise to record numbers of black students enrolling as undergraduates in the prestigious institution’s history.  According to Cambridge, 91 students have been admitted for the 2019-20 year, an almost […]

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Universities must act to overcome racial disparities

Research has recently uncovered that BAME students are less likely to continue their higher education studies into a PHD, with only 1.3 per cent of BAME students beginning one within five years of graduation, compared to 2.4 per cent of white students. This is a particularly significant difference, especially as PHD students are our future […]

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Brown Skin Girl: It’s for all of them

Upon the release of the single ‘Brown Skin Girl’, from Beyoncé’s new Lion King album ‘The Gift’, Teen Vogue published an article outlining the specific intent of the song and who it was especially intent on empowering. Namely, dark skin Black women, as evidenced by particular reverence of famous, gorgeous dark skin women; where Beyoncé […]

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‘The Fruit Family’: a series on wealth and power in a modern context

Until I went to secondary school, art was of no real importance to me.  There were no artists in my family, and being a part of a huge Indian network meant that we had way too many family gatherings for my parents to take the time out to take me to a local art gallery. […]