What is Solar SOAS?

Hannah Short, BA Chinese and Development Studies Scientists at the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change have supplied the figure 2 degrees Celsius as the maximum level of average warming we can reach globally before the truly irreversible destroying-earth-as-we-know-it changes are triggered by runaway warming. To drastically reduce our carbon emissions to prevent this catastrophic rise, […]

SOAS gets a 2:1 in ethical university league table

Jonny Morrison, BA Chinese (Modern and Classical) SOAS has scored 49.6% in the People and Planet 2015 league table, which assesses universities’ environmental and ethical performance, placing it 49th in the country out of 151 surveyed, coming out at an ‘upper second class’ level. This is a significant improvement from being awarded 73rd place in […]

Comedian Russell Brand lends support to Fossil Free SOAS

Tom King, BA Politics Comedian Russell Brand has backed calls for SOAS to ditch its shares in fossil fuel companies. Posing with a banner to support Fossil Free SOAS’ campaign, Brand urged the School to “be on the right side of history” by divesting from the fossil fuel industry. Earlier this week, Glasgow University became […]

SOAS agrees fossil fuel investment freeze

Tom King, BA Politics SOAS’ Fossil Free campaign has celebrated a partial victory after the School agreed to a freeze on new investments in fossil fuel companies while the possibility of divesting from the industry is explored. The School’s finance committee will take a decision on whether to continue investing in companies such as Shell, […]

Fossil fuel campaign gets foot in the door

Simon Popay, MSc Development Studies  The campaign to end SOAS’ investment in fossil fuel companies took a big step forward last week as campaigners met with the School’s finance team. The finance team agreed to discuss the possibility of divestment with the School’s Investment Advisory Panel at its quarterly meeting next week. The campaigners hope […]