Integrating Faith and Student Life

Caitlin Shewell-Cooper, BA Swahili and English One of the best things about uni, and SOAS in particular, is that the student body includes and welcomes the full spectrum of religious and non-religious backgrounds and faiths. This creates open discussion, which is both incredibly liberating and definitely challenging. Many classes, if you study Religion or not, […]

Healthy Eating on a Budget

Ella Linskens, BA Arabic Coupled with the stress of first year and adjusting to university getting takeaways and eating out become all the more appealing. This not only is the more expensive way to go, it is also almost always unhealthier. The best advice I can give you to avoiding that at university is taking advantage of the magical organic food co-op in the […]

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From SOAS to City Hall? David Lammy addresses Labour’s ‘real challenges’ in his bid to lead London

Policy Exchange [CC BY 2.0] Tom King, BA Politics David Lammy has been a busy man. Defending his Tottenham parliamentary seat while touring the capital campaigning in key marginals to raise his profile in the race to be the next Mayor of London. Ahead of the dissolution of Parliament, he welcomed The SOAS Spirit to […]

London Through a Cultural Lens: Argentina

Luciano Figari, MSc Finance & Development and Carolynn Look, BA Chinese & Development Studies The relationship between Argentina and the UK has not always been an easy one. For Argentineans it is hard to forget the occupation of the Malvinas (also known as the Falkland Islands), an archipelago located at around 300 miles off the country’s coast […]