Tag : Inaya Folarin

Chilling Silence: the British Government and the War in Yemen

8 months ago / 0 comments

‘The Forgotten War’ has been the title given to the ongoing devastation and bloodshed underway in its third year in Yemen. The chilling silence that has consumed much of the British government regarding the conflict can be evidence in a YouGov poll in 2017 by The Independent which found that … Read More

Uncovering the Chilean Mural – Repression and Resistance

10 months ago / 0 comments

Painted by refugees in the 1970s, this Chilean mural was long forgotten before being discovered by chance. The Gryphon  attended its relaunching event, to discover its symbolic importance in the struggle against injustice. On 7th December, the LUU held a launch event for the restoration of a mural that had … Read More

‘Creating To Survive’ in the African Diaspora : an interview with Kaozara, Sistren and Zodwa Nyoni

11 months ago / 0 comments

On Thursday 30th November, the English department presented an exciting and dynamic event called ‘Creating to Survive’, exploring and celebrating art and expression in the African diaspora whilst challenging the notion of the ‘diasporic everyday’ in contemporary society. The event included discussion, spoken word from Kaozara and art. The members … Read More

Social Media – The New Spin Doctor?

12 months ago / 0 comments

As the impact of social media grows stronger by the minute, political campaigns are being manipulated by internet influence. The Gryphon explores the impact of fake news on the public. Rising internet and social media usage has enabled millions of people around the world to become more interconnected and gain access to … Read More

Trouble in Paradise: Avoidance, Evasion and Offshore Accounts

12 months ago / 0 comments

The Gryphon shines a light on the latest leak of British celebrities hiding their wealth in offshore funds and exposing the most vulnerable in society. On the 5th November 2017, millions of documents were made public relating to offshore investments. Named ‘The Paradise Papers’, these leaks revealed the private financial affairs of … Read More

Welcome to ‘Trash Isles’: a Plastic Heap the size of France

1 year ago / 0 comments

The name, ‘The Trash Isles’, has recently been circling around social media after entertainment company LADbible ran a feature claiming ‘the world’s first country made entirely of trash’. The company have begun a campaign to raise awareness of an area in the Pacific Ocean that consists of rubbish ‘cumulatively the … Read More

What Does Being ‘Black’ Mean to You?

1 year ago / 0 comments

I had always had a broad awareness that I was considered ‘black’ by society and the world, but I had never known what it really meant to be ‘black’. People often said it was the ‘colour of your skin’ but, on closer examination, this couldn’t be the case, since there … Read More