Tobias Hochstöger, MSc International Politics Amid the current protests in Iran, the Islamic Republic is facing a wave of top athletes, who are defecting the country, due to its strict standards for athletes in international competitions. Most recently, Taekwondo athlete Kimia Alizadeh, Iran’s first and sole female Olympic medal winner, announced on 12 Jan on […]
Ruth Wetters BA Chinese (Modern & Classical) image caption: IOC president Thomas Bach and former swimmer Kirsty Coventry during an IOC press conference in Lausanne (09/01/20) (Credit: Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP) On Thursday 9th January, the International Olympic Committee announced new, stricter bans on political, religious and ethnic demonstrations for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics. […]
Ludovica Longo, Politics BA and Timothy Lim, Burmese and Development BA “The pizza at 50 Kalò transported me directly back to Italy, faster and more comfortably than any Ryanair flight ever has.” 50 Kalò 7 Northumberland Ave, Westminster, London WC2N 5BY I am sure all international students would agree when I say that it was […]
The Pharaoh’s Last Hurrah: Saatchi Gallery Exhibition is Your Last Opportunity to See Tutankhamun Outside of Egypt.
Inès Rodier, BA Development Studies and Politics “The aim of the exhibition is then to replicate the unparalleled sensation of the discovery of the sacred place.” The Saatchi Gallery is currently hosting the ‘Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh’ exhibition, which runs from 2 November 2019 until 3 May 2020. This exhibition, displaying the artefacts […]
Indigo Lilburn-Quick, BA History and Politics 2019 was not a good year by all accounts: the world is on fire, Boris Johnson has control of the country and we are turbulently heading towards Brexit. But in amongst the chaos we can find moments of release. For me, when I want to get away from the […]
Kai Jie Cai, MA Postcolonial Studies “Swing Patrol […] isn’t just an erasure of Black history it is an erasure of what London looks like today.” Swing dance emerged within the African American community alongside Jazz during the 1920s Harlem Renaissance era. Since the black body was excluded from the white material world, this free […]