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Black History Month: October 2020

The events of 2020 have provoked a global awakening to fundamental issues surrounding race and identity that have been neglected for far too long. In Britain, the Black Lives Matter movement has finally forced us to reflect upon the colonial history of our country, and the systemic racism and inequality entrenched within our society. For […]

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Are we doing enough to educate children on British colonialism?

The University of Edinburgh welcomed Indian politician and bestselling author Dr Shashi Tharoor on its fourth celebration of India Day. The politician gave a passionate lecture reflecting on the British Raj in India, based on his new book Inglorious Empire: What the British did to India.The speech saw many University students and visitors listen to […]

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Lessons from history? Predicting Game of Thrones

George R.R. Martin has admitted to drawing from British history while writing the book series ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’. This inspiration is evident when examining the plot and characters of Game of Thrones. Large portions of the history of Westeros have been inspired by real British historical events. The war between the Lannisters […]

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Trump’s America does not reflect British policies

The cosy relationship between Theresa May and Donald Trump is destined for failure. Her hopeless fawning over Trump is nothing more than a misguided and hopeless attempt to secure the future of the UK in the post-Brexit climate. Yes, this is a turbulent time, during which the UK needs to gather allies after its exclusion […]