Educating People for Society, Not Just the Workforce | Matthew Cowley

School is supposed to prepare you for the real world. Theoretically it gives you the skills and the experiences needed to survive and thrive in adulthood – otherwise why would we subject people to it? Except it doesn’t really prepare you for the real world. Remember that time you went to work and you spent […]

Inspiring a Generation: The Best Female Role Models | Sarah Stook

In the age of feminism, we women have plenty of role models to choose from. For many, Beyoncé’s strong feminist character, no-nonsense attitude and open sexuality make her a great role model. Others are more interested in Hillary Clinton, 2016’s failed nominee whose political capital has many saying that they are still ‘with her’ (usually […]

The PC Police and Their Student Disguise | Sarah Stook

Picked up by papers as diverse as the Daily Mail and the Huffington Post, King’s College London- a hugely respected global university, has found itself drawing the ire of many. Recently, it was discovered that the university hires ‘safe space marshals’ to prowl the rows when external guest speakers with the potential to be ‘controversial’ […]

2016 GOP Candidates: What Now?│ Sarah Stook

It’s been over a year since Donald Trump became the Republican candidate for the 2016 election, nearly a year since he was elected and nine months since he was sworn in as President in front of the US Capitol Building. It’s been a crazy year for him and for the world, as we watched the […]

The Women of…Iran | Sarah Stook

Part 1 of The Women of… Series Iran. Formerly known was Persia; Iran is one of the most historical places in the world. Its literature, art and culture are known around the world for its decadence and beauty, its civilization being one of the oldest in the world. It has known Cyrus the Great and […]

Opinion: Don’t Blame the World, Hillary- Blame Yourself | Sarah Stook

From The One Show (God that was a painful thing to watch) to Andrew Marr, Hillary Clinton has been doing the rounds to promote her new election/post-election memoir, What Happened. Apart from having to relive that awful read (see my review), having Hillary Clinton blaming the world for her problems all week has been somewhat […]

If you challenge nothing, you challenge no one | Matthew Cowley

One of the first things you learn in debating is that understanding the arguments in favour of your position is only half the battle when making a watertight case. A good debater should be able to understand in detail the arguments that their opponents might make, because in understanding those arguments you can find potential […]

Leave Theresa alone! | Joseph Prebble

Say what you will about Theresa May, but she is not likely to be getting much sleep lately. As if the usual business of a Brexit marathon, a raft of domestic policy, a press slathering over every misplaced word, and everlasting bickering in her Parliamentary party were not enough, she endures a horrible conference. Between […]

Birth Control: A Question of Religion and Morality | Sarah Stook

In a recent policy update, it has been announced that Donald Trump plans to roll birth control being covered by health insurance, something mandated by his pet hate, Obamacare. Predictably, there has been a somewhat polarising reaction to this news- some (mainly on the left) believe that it is a healthcare right as much as […]

The Cleverlys, Patels and Badenochs- A True Conservative Future│ Sarah Stook

Ever since the disastrous (at least for the Tories) 2017 GE, many have been looking at the future of the leadership. We don’t know how long Theresa May will last- whether it’ll be sixth months or a proper five year term, but she will not exactly be a Robert Mugabe. She will one day step […]