Decision to rename David Hume Tower was ‘naive’, Sir Tom Devine tells The Student

Scotland’s pre-eminent historian, Professor Sir Tom Devine, last night criticised the University of Edinburgh’s removal of David Hume’s name from a campus building as a result of the philosopher’s comments on race, calling it “a sudden decision which shouldn’t have been taken.” Speaking exclusively to The Student, the former Edinburgh academic said that, following the […]


Colonialism must be taught through view of oppressed

David Cameron had the audacity this week to argue that Jamaica should just “move on” from the systematic oppression it faced at the hands of the British. Beyond merely criticising politicians for their woeful lack of self-awareness, and damning ignorance of historical context, remarks such as this raise a wider question. How can we expect […]