I recently went to a discussion with an intriguing topic – the intersection between workers’ rights and climate change. On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much of a connection. But dig a little deeper and it starts to make sense. Climate change is happening because we’re consuming too many resources – … Read More
Growing up, I got used to being ushered past homeless people and Big Issue sellers. “Don’t make eye contact,” people would say. And so I didn’t. A few years back, not long after I met my boyfriend, we were walking down the street and there was a homeless man sitting in a doorway. I think … Read More
The success of an education system is generally measured by the grades pupils achieve. If the grades are good, its mission is seen to be accomplished. The important thing is that pupils get high enough grades to be accepted into good universities. But what if we were to measure things differently? What if we considered … Read More
I just finished reading “Affluenza” by Oliver James, a book which very much resonated with me. In it, James theorises that most people in developed countries are suffering from an infection called the “affluenza virus”. By this, he means that we’re all excessively preoccupied by money and the pursuit thereof. He places the blame on … Read More
We can’t fight for change without understanding the world we live in
Marching in Bristol, in support of all those vilified by Trump
Are nuclear weapons necessary to prevent attacks from other countries?
Mental illness is found in captive animals but not wild ones. Is the same true of humans?
After a year like 2016, it’s easy to fall into despair; it can seem like there’s more violence, division and hatred in the world than ever before. But I’m coming to realise that dwelling on the bad things is deeply unhelpful.
What the third Heathrow runway will mean for us and for the environment