Cleaners’ Struggle Makes Screen Transition

Micheil Page, BA Development Studies and Geography Of all the campaigns at SOAS, the Justice for Cleaners campaign is one of the most dedicated and well-known. Many of us at SOAS possibly cannot remember a day where we haven’t seen a poster for the campaign around the Student’s Union, or someone wearing a badge in support of it. […]

Mademoiselle Privé at the Saatchi Gallery

Kay Lee, LLB Law Rooms come alive with the story of Gabrielle, as her devout readers find themselves in a story set in a Saatchi Gallery-esque Chanel flagship store, trying to glide as effortlessly as Coco would’ve done past the impeccable white walls with black piping and across wood and marble floors. Her story features gardens, both inside […]

Ai Wei Wei at The Royal Academy of Art

Kajol Lally, BA History and Social Anthropology Ai Weiwei’s first major UK exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art is a thought provoking and intense display of the difficulty faced by many artists. Weiwei deals with challenging themes reflecting human rights, freedom of self-expression and a generation’s political struggle against the Chinese government. The show […]

The Key to Understanding Syria’s Revolution Lies in Realising Nobody Does

Mel Plant, BA Arabic and Turkish For all the many hours of rolling news footage, thousands of articles, protests and debates, it’s hard to find someone who is sure they know, well, anything about Syria – and if you do manage to find a so-called expert, with all the keys to solving the puzzle of […]

Four Pledges: Syria’s Rebellious Women

Mel Plant, BA Arabic and Turkish Zaina Erhaim, hailing from Idlib, Syria, has spent 9 years in the field of journalism, reporting largely in print and online news media. Once the revolution of her homeland turned to civil war, with each day casualties and displaces persons growing in their tens and hundreds, Erhaim decided that […]