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Musings from Museums in a time of COVID-19: Home and Away

Wandering around galleries, getting lost in centuries worth of art and culture, stumbling upon a breath-taking piece of art. All these moments seem a world away from the tumultuous present. However, the treatment of museums and galleries during the pandemic has varied significantly across the globe and as such, comparisons between what UK museums have …

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In Conversation with Yusuf Takoliya

Venandah Madanhi (VM) sat down to talk to Yusuf Takoliya (YT) about community, education and problem solving. VM: Yusuf, what does community mean to you? YT: Community is synonymous with cooperation. Generally, an individual alone is limited by what s/he can do but when cooperating with others, they collectively achieve more. For example, in school, …

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Snapshot update: What digging a little deeper can reveal

The chariot unearthed from the Civita Giuliana Excavation has not only challenged what is known about the ancient world but digging a little deeper, a more interesting picture emerges. The dig has always had two purposes. The first reveals the constant threat faced by any archaeological site – theft. The dig was organised in cooperation …

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The Ethics of Censorship: Is it Wrong to Ban Politicians from Social Media?

Big Tech bosses were forced into making the decision to ban Trump’s social media accounts, following the storming on the US Capitol on the 6th January 2021. The attack placed a gruesome bookend on Trump’s tenure and symbolised the violent polarity of US politics.  A rational leader would have immediately denounced the insurrectionists as thuggish …

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The Death of the High Street

What’s happening? There has been an odd increase of acquisitions in the retail industry recently, considering the range of retailers that have entered into administration such as Aldo and Benson Beds. Boohoo, a large online retailer, has recently entered into a deal to buy Debenhams for £55m after having bought other online businesses such as Oasis …

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Brazil’s President Bolsonaro Could Face Trials In The Hague For Ecocide

Jair Bolsonaro, the 38th president of Brazil could face charges in the International Criminal Court (ICC) for “ecocide” and crimes against humanity. Amazon deforestation has spiked a shocking 50% since the far-right President was elected in 2018. William Bourdon, a French lawyer, has submitted a request on behalf of human rights groups and indigenous leaders …

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What Does Suez Tell Us About Modern Trade

In 1956 the closure of the Suez Canal resulted in international trade being brought to a standstill. The importance of Suez as a link between the Middle East, Africa and Asia meant that the global economy was reliant on vessels being able to pass through freely. In 1956 two thirds of the oil used by …

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Sexual Harassment and its Growing Numbers

The recent sad and unsettling news of Sarah Everard’s death has bought up the discussion and awareness of the high numbers of increase in sexual harassment within the UK and how 97% of women have experienced some type of harassment. Following this, many have demanded that a solution needs to be found aside from simply telling women to follow …

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