English

POST #41: Summer Poems

Getting my GCSE results tomorrow! Here are a couple of poems I wrote on holiday in Italy last week 🙂 Swimming The pressure of water on skin, buoyant and heavy, thick and thin ripples and water lines on goggles - blue and yet see through, ever-changing. Reaching out with pink, bloated fingers for something more… Continue reading POST #41: Summer Poems

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Economics · Opinion

POST #40: I Know Why Trump Won The Election!

Hello again everyone! I hope you are all having a lovely summer. I have spent a lot of time writing stories, listening to podcasts, and making increasingly complicated friendship bracelets (more on that later). I regularly listen to about eight different podcasts, of which one of my favourites this summer has been ‘Talking Politics’. It’s… Continue reading POST #40: I Know Why Trump Won The Election!

Opinion

POST #39: Cultural Appropriation

There’s been a few articles in the news recently about Cultural Appropriation in western popular culture. It’s quite a controversial topic; and the question of whether it’s either ‘political correctness gone mad’ or yet another indicator of today’s inequality has been hotly debated. I did a speech for a scholar’s society meeting at school a… Continue reading POST #39: Cultural Appropriation

Economics

POST #36: Why I’m Glad I Don’t Follow Football

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to have dinner with Professor Bob Hahn (currently at Oxford), and his wife. Among other things, he's a Behavioural Economist, and it was one of the first times I have ever had a long conversation about Behavioural Economics without boring the other person a lot! He has… Continue reading POST #36: Why I’m Glad I Don’t Follow Football

Opinion

POST #33: My Perspective on Today’s Politics

I’m afraid I haven’t posted in a while. I have a reason, and I’m going to try to explain. Over the last year, and especially the beginning of 2017, I’ve become heavily interested in modern politics. I’m obsessed. Every spare moment I get is spent trawling the BBC for new articles, and when there’s none… Continue reading POST #33: My Perspective on Today’s Politics

English

POST #32: How Green Was My Valley

So we’re coming to the end of 2016. It’s been an interesting year, and from a political angle, a fraught one for many. Events such as Brexit and Trump’s victory have divided nations, with many branding the politicians supposed to represent Britain and America as ‘liberal elites’ out of touch with the unsatisfied majority. Donald… Continue reading POST #32: How Green Was My Valley