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Election Interviews: Activities and Events

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This year The SOAS Spirit decided to go further in our election coverage. The SOAS Students’ Union elections can be intimidating, whether you’re a candidate or just a regular student voter. Campaigning is intense, with much of candidates’ success being weighted on who has the widest friendship circle or the best ability to produce a Read More

SOAS Accused of Unethical Handling of Private Funding

2 years ago SOAS Spirit 0
Mel Plant, BA Arabic and Turkish The SOAS Spirit has been approached with allegations that high level SOAS management figures have unethically managed the Alphawood Foundation funds, donated to the department in 2013. Dr. Angela Chiu, a research associate of the department and a member of SOAS’ South East Asian Studies centre, has revealed that Read More

London’s Dark Winter Illuminated

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Ameera Iqbal, BA International Relations and History Last weekend, the first ever lights festival to hit the capital took place with London’s iconic buildings and locations illuminated by 30 jaw-dropping installations. Taking inspiration from the Fete Des Lumieres festival held annually in Lyon, France, Lumiere London featured installations, large scale video-mapped projections and interactive artwork Read More

Mademoiselle Privé at the Saatchi Gallery

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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 Read More

Ai Wei Wei at The Royal Academy of Art

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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 Read More