Politics, poetry, “pot and pills”: 130 years of The Student

8 November 1887. “Students are awakening to a sense of power and responsibility for their share in wise management of the University”. Or so says the editorial published on that day, in edition one of The Student. The brain child of Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Browning and John Stuart Blackie, The Student was founded following […]

Creative Writing


There’s an ancient capital town we have found a tiny space in, between the sandstone tenement buildings and the cobble stone roads, and the tourist-filled corner shops we visit and buy shortbread from, and the coffee shops we meet in once a week, twice a week, three times; earl grey sipping, we make sense of […]

Culture Literature

Literature and Resistance

How best to talk about literature and resistance? Perhaps historically, looking at the works of Thomas Hardy, Charlotte Brontë, Charles Dickens and Henry James, for example. Alternatively, one could look at the most recent publication by George Monbiot, Out of the Wreckage, using his book as a manual to show activists how they can change […]