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 […]

UNICEF on Campus

Mehraj Sheikh, BA History   SOAS UNICEF on Campus is a student-initiated branch supporting UNICEF’s work, by hosting events to fundraise for the charity’s cause. We are proud to say that 100% of the money raised goes directly to UNICEF. This is the first year that the society is running at SOAS, and we have […]

#ThisIsNotConsent: Victim-blaming and the State of Justice

By:Céline Raynaud, BA Southeast Asian Studies The viral hashtag #ThisIsNotConsent began trending when media reports on the 6th of November 2018 highlighted a rape trial in Northern Ireland. In this trial, the defence lawyer passed the 17-year-old complainant’s underwear around the courtroom as evidence, claiming “the possibility that she was attracted to the defendant and […]

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 […]