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
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
Below is one of my favourite passages from my favourite book; Howard's End by EM Forster. It's about London, but could be describing any city in today's urban world. In this post, I'd like to just go through it and express in writing what these words mean for me. But first, have a read: Certainly … Continue reading POST #30: London
After a bit of a blogging break, I'm back again - and with quite a hard-hitting topic too. Read on for my thoughts on the question 'Is Extremism Ever Right?' The first thing to do is to define the question. It’s quite an extreme one in itself; at first glance requiring a binary ‘Yes’ or … Continue reading POST #27: Is Extremism Ever Right?
Hey guys! I am sitting in bed with a sore throat feeling very sorry for myself. I hope you are all having a better day than me 🙂 So; let’s crack on! What is the 'I' word? The answer: Innovation. For a dictionary definition, it can mean: a new method, idea, or product; a new way of doing … Continue reading POST #23: The ‘I’ Word
The question that titles this post is an interesting one. There are a number of indicators found in maps and data around us that point to a 'yes' answer of the question; and in this blog post I'll lay out a few my Dad and I discussed in the conversation that led to this post. … Continue reading POST #12: Is Britain Becoming Greater London?