The Erasure of Black History at SOAS

This is an open letter to all students at my university. To start off Black History Month,  I want to address the failures surrounding Black History in an institutional setting. SOAS has an excellent track record of omitting central points of its history, a history which has paved the way for the campaigns we advocate […]

The US Open Final Controversy: Serena Williams disciplined due to racist and sexist bias.

If you haven’t seen the news story, you must have seen the memes. The 2018 US Women’s Open final saw 20-year-old Naomi Osaka defeating Serena Williams. Umpire Carlos Ramos took a point from Williams and then responded to her protestations, giving her a game penalty late in the second set. This sparked controversy as people […]

Utmost Happiness and Utmost Sadness: Arundhati Roy Speaks at SOAS

Few noticed award-winning author and activist, Arundhati Roy, as she squeezed through the crowd last Saturday night at SOAS’ Brunei Gallery. The crowd she passed through, of course, was the very audience eagerly waiting to see her. Arundhati was on her way to deliver a talk titled, “Utmost Happiness & Utmost Sadness: The Diary of India […]

Varsity 2018: Review

By Holly Sampson, BA Arabic Last week saw SOAS go head to head against London Met in the 2018 North London Varsity. For those who don’t know about varsity, it is an annual sports tournament between two competitive universities and involves a whole range of sporting endeavours. The competition spans over three days and was […]