Thor: Ragnarok – a fresh pair of eyes on tired material

By Azeem Rajulawalla Another year, another Marvel movie (or three). Luckily for us, Thor: Ragnarok is a crowd-pleaser that doesn’t feel weighed down by the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s 16 preceeding films. What distinguishes this film is its director Taika Waititi, the New Zealander best known for recent indie gems Hunt For the Wilderpeople and What […]

Voices: the Catalan Referendum

Interviews conducted and edited by Indigo Lilburn-Quick (BA History and Politics) With Spain in turmoil after the Catalan referendum we asked 4 people invested in the situation their opinion. For information on what’s happening in Catalonia please see the article. The author would like to thank all those interviewed and note that each interview has […]

Lockyer’s History: #QuestionsInTheAtrium

Why do you think you were asked to speak for #QuestionsInTheAtrium? Because I have the shtick…Many of our students come through the English system – you learn a lot about Henry VIII, or Hitler. The first time I taught Global History was in 1999; it was then that all the history I’d taken in started […]

Humans of SOAS

How long have you been giving out food for? I’ve been doing this for like fifteen years. What made you start doing it? We try to present healthy food and it’s also helping the students and the people. We usually feed a thousand people every day, from the universities and homeless people. How did you […]

My First Time

By V. A. DOUGLAS Amongst the heaving crowd of pulsating blue and searchlight red, I was there. I was a woolen jumper in a sea of cotton singlets, a head of blonde hair amongst baseball caps. My eyes scanned the vastness of the place, its bare torsos and clambering limbs, the smell of sweat and […]

A Bad Romance: Trump & Kim’s Nuclear Flirtation

By Austyn Close (BA History and International Relations) The Trump vs. Kim scenario is a constantly unfolding war of words between the two leaders. In recent weeks, we have heard exchanges that have ruffled the feathers of the two strong-minded and aggressive figureheads. One-liner tag lines have been regurgitated through media platforms and superficially facilitated […]