Tag : Mailies Fleming

Fees Must Fall: Cape Town’s Struggle for Academic Equality

8 months ago / 0 comments

From the perspective of a Leeds student on her year abroad at the University of Cape Town, The Gryphon explores the mistreatment of students fighting for free education in South Africa. Exam season in Cape Town. The regulation bag check and ID scan grant you entry onto the University of … Read More

Has Black Mirror come to China?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Cast your minds back to the first episode of the new series of Charlie Brooker’s dystopian Black Mirror. In ‘Nosedive’ the protagonist Lacie simpers her way through a perfectly manicured world of perfectly polite people. In this alternate reality, every action is judged and rated by those around her and … Read More

‘Human Rights, Human Wrongs’ at the Hyde Park Picturehouse

2 years ago / 0 comments

Saturday afternoon saw The Hyde Park Picture House host the first of a series of monthly events held by the Leeds branch of Amnesty International. Primarily pitched as a film event, ‘Human Rights, Human Wrongs’ featured one full-length documentary Children on the Frontline and two shorts: Journey to Calais and … Read More

Are we all a bit of a Fleabag? – Review

2 years ago / 0 comments

BBC Three’s newest comedy Fleabag is a sharp-witted, gloriously non-PG exploration of a young woman’s struggle to come to terms with loss. Her attempts to juggle this alongside her dysfunctional relationships and the general challenges of being a 20-something-year old make for a very relatable comedy. Having started life on … Read More

What Denmark’s Jewellery Bill Says About Us.

3 years ago / 0 comments

Last week, the Danish government passed a highly controversial bill with 81 votes to 27, requiring asylum seekers to hand over any cash or valuables worth an excess of 10,000 kroner (£1000) before crossing the Danish border. Although it does specify that watches, mobile phones, and similar items necessary for … Read More