Escaping Costs of Textbooks

Nikheel Gorolay, MA Intensive South Asian Studies Freshers can be a strange time. You’ve spent a week settling into your new digs, getting to know people and making friends, and perhaps even spending several nights moving your feet on a sticky dancefloor. And then you come across that reading list you picked up a few […]

Is Amman really that boring?

Ammanymous Once known as Philadelphia in Hellenistic times, Amman is the capital that was not supposed to be the capital of a country that was not supposed to be a country. Its history has always been shaped by wider events in the region, including the acceptance of waves of refugees during the Nakba and continuing to the […]

Integrating Faith and Student Life

Caitlin Shewell-Cooper, BA Swahili and English One of the best things about uni, and SOAS in particular, is that the student body includes and welcomes the full spectrum of religious and non-religious backgrounds and faiths. This creates open discussion, which is both incredibly liberating and definitely challenging. Many classes, if you study Religion or not, […]

Documentary Screenings Reign in Bloomsbury

Mel Plant, BA Arabic and Turkish Living in Dinwiddy last year, I walked to Russell Square everyday through a, I’m sure, familiar route to the readers of this paper. After a too-early morning walk through our local graveyard-turned-park, I would arrive onto the street adjacent to the Brunswick Centre. For the majority of the year, […]