Tag : controversy

Ryanair controversy reveals both internal and external problems

11 months ago / 0 comments

Ryanair is renowned for dominating the budget airline market in the UK, but its reputation is by no means gleaming. In 2013, Which? magazine famously conducted a consumer survey on customer service, asking participants to rate companies on the staff’s attitude, ability and knowledge. This left Ryanair in last place … Read More

What’s wrong with showing your body, Hartley-Brewer?

1 year ago / 0 comments

Julia Hartley- Brewer tweeted her views on Emma Watson’s recent Vanity Fair photoshoot. I found her comment, which aligned with many other people’s views on the issue, extremely unsettling: “Feminism, feminism… gender wage gap… why oh why am I not taken seriously… feminism… oh, and here are my (t*ts)!” What’s … Read More

Comedy | Rachel Mars, The Way You Tell Them – Leeds graduate cleverly interrogates our obsession with comedy

5 years ago / 0 comments

Having headlined the Camden People’s Theatre’s week-long festival ‘Beyond the Joke’ this January, Rachel Mars’ solo show ‘The Way You Tell Them’ comes at an interesting moment when the worlds of theatre and stand-up are increasingly colliding. A self-titled rookie stand-up and popular on the festival circuit, Mars is an … Read More

University considers cutting ties with Savile

6 years ago / 0 comments

9.11.12 The University is discussing removing the honorary doctorate it awarded to disgraced television star Jimmy Savile. The development comes after a month of speculation over whether Sir Jimmy  abused children during his career at the BBC. Leeds-born Savile, who died last October aged 84, was awarded an honorary doctorate … Read More