The Miraculous Art Bus

Sumaya Hassan, BSc Economics If you’ve ever been a fan of Ms. Frizzle and her Magical School Bus, chances are you have wondered what it would be like to relish an exclusive and educational ride in her colorful groovy bus. Fortunately, you can! The Muse Gallery situated on Portobello Road offers the delightful experience of […]

Exhibition Review: “I am British Petroleum: King of Exploitation, King of Injustice”

Yasmin Elsouda, BA International Relations The British Museum (BM) partnered with British Petroleum (BP) to present “I am Ashurbanipal: King of the World, King of Assyria”. The exhibition began late last year and has just ended. This brings forward multiple questions: How did BP get hold of the items on display? What was the underlying […]

Ian Hislop Brings Dissent to The British Museum

By-line: Khadija Kothia, BA History Photo Credit: Khadija Kothia The discourse surrounding institutions such as The British Museum has been brought into the spotlight over the past few months. It was interesting to see an exhibition centred on political dissent in a museum under so much controversy for its role in upholding imperial power. Ian […]

Election Interviews: Activities and Events

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 […]

SOAS Accused of Unethical Handling of Private Funding

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 […]