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The limits to minimalism

Minimalism, in the sense of restricting material consumption, has become quite a trend over the last few years. Like many lifestyle movements, ...

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LGBT History Month: Blood Donation

February is LGBT history month, but with the recent growth of LGBT rights, many are asking why we still need a month ...

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Stoke-Central will test post-Brexit Labour

Undoubtedly, the EU referendum result was seismic. 33.5 million citizens participated in one of the biggest exercises of direct democracy in British political ...

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The limits to minimalism

Posted on Feb 16, 2017 1
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LGBT History Month: Blood Donation

Posted on Feb 8, 2017 2
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Stoke-Central will test post-Brexit Labour

Posted on Feb 8, 2017 3
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The limits to minimalism

The present-day minimalist movement is making strides in the right direction, but has a number of limitations, writes Tristan Parsons

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LGBT History Month: Blood Donation

Part three of four in the LGBT History Month series: this time, Michael Petch takes to task the barriers that make donating blood a problematic experience for LGBT people

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Stoke-Central will test post-Brexit Labour

With the Stoke-Central by-election on the horizon, Opinion Writer Cameron Broome gives a political weather forecast: Cloudy with a chance of purple rain

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Is it okay to punch a Nazi?

David Moseley considers punching a Nazi, musing over the ethics of such an act and its place in the current political climate

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Trump needs to know the wrongs of torture

With Trump having shown his support for torture, Alex Pigott looks into why it is both unjustified and unnecessary

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Top universities must do more for social mobility

After experiencing gender and class-based discrimination whilst she attended Imperial College London, Martha Hilton was driven to establish the researching charity, Educating All at RECLAIM

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Is ‘relatable’ online content homogenising us?

Our emotional and expressive capacities are changing the age of the meme

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The best way to counter PC culture is to speak your mind

Newspaper bans on campus is a minor issue. Free speech advocates ought to focus their attention on more worthwhile causes

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Was the Women’s March a waste of energy?

No matter how many millions of women marched, Donald Trump was always going to hold onto power, pushing ahead with his policies. But that does not mean the march was in vain

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Our freedom is in peril at the hands of online saboteurs

Censorship of more right-wing views on online platforms must be confronted if we are to properly engage in debate

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LGBT History Month: Street Harassment

In the first of a four-part series on the continuing relevance of LGBT History Month, Michael Petch discusses the progress that the needs to be made on the street

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Stop crying Hitler

David Moseley draws upon reactions from both ends of the political spectrum to argue that we must be more acute in our historical comparisons