Two Sides of One Issue: Give Amos a Chance

Nathan Guerin, BA History One can only imagine the regret Valerie Amos must feel at taking her current position. An inherently distrustful student body already regards her with contempt; she’s finally been featured in The Guardian as something other than a selfless, humanitarian, wonder woman; and a rotating ensemble of students, as well as many […]

Occupation of the Brunei Suite: A Sad and Hopeful Reality

Anonymous The SOAS Occupation is both a hopeful and sad reality, which we celebrate on its third week of existence this Tuesday 27th October 2015. Let us remember where our SOAS Community was at three weeks ago: Heads of Department had a document in their mailboxes outlining decisions made by Executive Board (i.e. Senior Management […]

Occupation Settles into Brunei Suite

Jordana Belaiche, BA Poltiics I am surrounded by the warm dim light of the Brunei Gallery. It looks exceedingly different to the polished corporate space that I remember, a space dedicated to showing off  SOAS’ wealth – generally used for events including symposiums, landmark anniversary exhibitions and various cultural events and discussions. The gallery is the […]

Israeli and Palestinian professors back SOAS boycott calls

Mel Plant, BA Arabic and Turkish Launching its campaign for an academic boycott of Israel, SOAS Palestine Society yesterday hosted distinguished Israeli historian Ilan Pappe and Palestinian-American Oxford professor Karma Nabulsi to debate the issue amongst the student body. From 23rd to 27th February, SOAS students will have the opportunity to vote on whether to call […]

Credit: Himasha Weera

SOAS students put free education back on political agenda at national demo

Photo: Himasha Weera Clare Birkett, MSc Environment, Politics and Development The student movement is celebrating a comeback after holding a 10,000 strong protest on 19th November demanding free education. The demonstration was followed by a national day of action last Wednesday, which saw renewed levels of police violence and calls for cops off campus. The day […]

Students occupy Universities UK

Around 50 students from SOAS and UCL occupied the headquarters of Universities UK (UUK), the advocacy body for university managements, this afternoon. The group staged a sit-in of the building’s reception area for over two hours with loud chants of “What do we want? Free education. When do we want it? Now” and discussions on […]