By Abida Tasnim, BA Economics Dear Nappers of SOAS, After all the amazing support and love shown at the Freshers Fayre, the team at Nap Society wanted to issue an official thank you piece – we hope you thoroughly enjoyed the pouches of dried lavender and lavender infused sleep masks. What better way to start […]

Conquering the World… While Black

By Adekunmi Olatunji, MA Linguistics “I, Dr Whytlaw III, the first and last word on white people, the alpha and omega of the White Man, will usher you safely through the woods. Have no fear. Walk with me.” October marks Black History Month, the annual commemoration celebrating African and Caribbean cultures and histories will take […]

Charity Week 2019

By Abida Tasnim, BA Economics Charity Week is a volunteer led campaign that the SOAS Islamic society take part in every year. This year we were graced with the best theme: SUPERHEROES! The ultimate vision of the Charity Week campaign is that of unity: in the words of T’Challa (The Black Panther)  “We all know […]

Review: SOAS Drama Society’s production of “Small Craft Warnings” by Tennessee Williams.

By Laura Wormington, Graduate Diploma in Economics  On 14 December, I joined a small, buzzing crowd in the Djam Lecture Theatre for the SOAS Drama Society’s production of Tennessee Williams’ “Small Craft Warnings” — their first major performance of the academic year produced by this year’s society president, Oscar Ward. The single-act, hour-long, darkly comic […]

A long way from home – should I stay or should I go now? Thoughts from a SOAS Syrian Society Event.

Why should you return to a place that no longer welcomes you?  Jacob Loose, MA International Studies and Diplomacy Photo Credit: Tobias Schreiner, Speaking at a SOAS Syrian Society event on ‘Reconstruction, Politics, and Justice in Post-War Syria’, Mr Ibrahim Olabi said that for ordinary Syrians there is “no real, genuine choice between leaving and staying”. If […]