The art of virtue signalling

This article was originally published in print on the 23rd March The BAFTAs last Sunday were a glittering celebration of British art and culture, a place where actors, singers, and other celebrities posed on the red carpet. The irony of an evening of luxury while the suffering in Ukraine is saturating our newsfeed was not […]


The Student on performative activism

It is past time we came to the realisation that an Instagram post probably won’t change the world. More and more, I am seeing trite social media posts that purport to inform, but in fact trivialise serious issues. They require no effort to share, and are often posted by individuals who show little sense of […]