Opinion

POST #42: Happiness

Hello again, all of you! A lot has happened since my last post; I’ve got my GCSE results back, I’ve started - and now completed my first term at - a new school in Oxford, and I’ve discovered what it means to be eternally busy. So busy, in fact, that for a while I wondered… Continue reading POST #42: Happiness

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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

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