Black & White London: Part 1

from 23.09 to 23.11, By Ambre Pluta Introduction  I arrived in London at the beginning of September. I hadn’t been in London for more than a year, and I hadn’t lived there in three.  Thus, the moment I got out…

People Watching in 2020

General musings by Ambre Pluta as she walks through the bleak streets of the city. London is a quiet place these days, and yet here, there is so much life. “People watching: the action or practice of spending time idly…

Field Recordings – Also Essential Listening ★★★★

I stumbled upon this podcast at the beginning of lockdown. A common topic in my conversations with friends is how our experiences of time have changed due to Covid-19. For some, there’s a general feeling that the apocalypse has experientially…

Enjoy London on the Cheap (COVID-19 Special)

Books The Southbank Centre has a daily book market offering a wide selection of both paperback and hardback books of all genres. Located underneath Waterloo Bridge and open until 7.00pm, it’s the perfect place for a mid-walk peruse along the…

Crossing the Globe #5: Being LGBT, at home and in London

This week we’re speaking about LGBT experiences around the globe and how it compares to London. We talk to Michal Piatkowski about LGBT free zones and it’s ideological implications, Christina Ivey about structural homophobia and its effects on Jamaica’s local…

Comment: Quit London’s commercial dating scene for love at LSE

Why is it best to stick to our university to find a partner, and cement ourselves within a cohesive community? With Valentine’s Day behind us, I had time to reflect about the interwoven intricacies of being a young person dating…

Behind the scenes of the London Women’s Strike 2020

(c) Socialist Appeal March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day in which millions of people will gather across the globe to protest inequality, discrimination, and violence against women, to name a few of the key issues. What is it…

Sadiq Khan and Shaun Bailey go AWOL at LSE London Mayoral Hustings

In moves reminiscent of Boris Johnson’s strategy during the 2019 Tory leadership contest, the London mayoral hustings held at LSE on 13 February  were marked by the absence of both incumbent London mayor and 2020 Labour candidate, Sadiq Khan, and…

‘I would like to report a sexual assault’: how my university failed me when I needed it most

(c) Rebekah Paredes-Larson When I began organising a campaign to raise awareness about sexual assault, I wanted to detach my work from my own experience. It felt easier to research sexual violence and plan events as a concerned student rather…

Impromptu celebration in 32 Lincoln’s Inn as Michael Kremer finds out about Nobel Prize win on LSE Campus

Dr Michael Kremer celebrated his Nobel Prize win with staff and students at LSE on Monday, 14 October, after he was surprised with the news during a visit to the Economics Department. Kremer found out when the Head of the…