SOAS Summer Photos 2018

Here is a collection of photos from SOASian’s adventures over the summer.   Bib-Rambla cathedral: Exploring the countless cathedrals scattered across Granada Sumayyah Lane, 3rd Yr History   “Six hours into an eight-hour bus journey that became a 12-hour bus journey, and taking a corner at high speed with the doors open between Mchinji and Kasungu […]

Regular Column: Auntie Po

Pauline Blanchet is a Third Year Development Studies and Linguistics student. For the past year she has been producing her own podcast about mental health and young people where she has investigated some of the biggest issues young people are facing. The first episode was released on October 10th 2018.   Hi, I’m a first […]

Humans of SOAS Pauline Blanchet: Talking Mental Health with our Agony Aunt

So, first, as our agony aunt this year for The SOAS Spirit, tell us about yourself. Pauline: My name is Pauline Blanchet, and I am a third-year student, studying Linguistics and Development. I have been passionate about mental health for a long time. At the age of fifteen, I was confronted with mental health issues […]

Expectations of a fresher

Jonny Morrison, BA Chinese  A trip to an Asian supermarket is always dangerous for me. However, a recent trip to four(!) has left me with a large box now brimming with spices (apparently, as a fresher, I will need amchoor powder), rice, lentils, two free and ambiguous-looking goodie bags, and many, many packets of instant […]