16.1.19

A Recap of Macron’s Gilets Jaunes' Civil War

With the festive period now drawn to a close and seasonal reminders of peace and goodwill a fond memory, it is easy to forget that in France, civil strife still rages with the ongoing protest of the gilets...

15.1.19

On the Eve of Brexit

UK Prime Minister Theresa May continues to battle against an increasingly antagonistic House of Commons. Brexit negotiations with the European Union have come to an end for now, with European Commission...

15.1.19

Aid Helping Aid

When Bob Geldof conceived of the idea of Band Aid at the end of 1984 with his hugely successful and influential single Do They Know It’s Christmas, the plan was to give desperate people in Ethiopia...

12.1.19

Art at a Price

The most expensive work of art ever sold is currently Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, which fetched $450 million. $50.3m of this was auction fees, so someone had a truly good day at the office. Although...

27.12.18

Political, Economic And Cultural Effects of Connectivity, Communications, Surveillance...

This is a good time of the year to reflect on our industry and its place in today’s society – not so much in respect of all of the important issues of the day, or from the year past, but on the broader...

05.12.18

Donald Trump, Neoliberalism and Reusable Coffee Cups: Climate Change in 2018

These days, many people across the globe face increasing pressure to adopt ‘eco-friendly’ lifestyles in order to combat climate change that may be causing weather extremes. Charges on single-use plastic...

04.12.18

Universal Credit: What Is It?

Aimed to be fully completed by March 2022, the Universal Credit system has been a topic of debate between members of Parliament. The policy combines Housing Benefit, Working Tax Credit, Income Support,...

02.12.18

Knife Crime: Peer Pressure, Revenge and Broken Families

Knife crime – Britain has become notorious for it. Some people compare it to the American gun violence epidemic. Most acts of knife violence are committed by 15-25 year old males who come from working...

11.11.18

Big Data for the Common Good of Local Communities

Big data could be one of the most important tools to assist human society in the future. Our increasingly complex society will be able to continue to move forward based on rational, scientific facts...

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