Farewell Andy

By Ania Gricuk, BA Chinese and History In the life of every tennis enthusiast there comes a moment when you witness the beginning of the career of a burgeoning new player. It seems you have been with them all the way; from the start of their journey to stardom, through the ups and downs of […]

A long way from home – should I stay or should I go now? Thoughts from a SOAS Syrian Society Event.

Why should you return to a place that no longer welcomes you?  Jacob Loose, MA International Studies and Diplomacy Photo Credit: Tobias Schreiner, http://www.tobias-schreiner.com Speaking at a SOAS Syrian Society event on ‘Reconstruction, Politics, and Justice in Post-War Syria’, Mr Ibrahim Olabi said that for ordinary Syrians there is “no real, genuine choice between leaving and staying”. If […]

SOAS Goes to Lebanon

Amy Thomson, BA Social Anthropology During Reading Week (2-11 November) 13 members of SOAS Ceilidh Band, SOAS Guerrilla Choir and Soas Goes to Calais and Beyond Society, travelled to Lebanon to do solidarity volunteering work in refugee camps. This included visiting both the historic Palestinian camps (since 1948) and the more recent camps for Syrian […]