POLIS students Freya Curtis, Eleanor Noyce and Victoria Pearce wrote an open letter to Deputy Vice Chancellor Tom Ward calling for the university to ‘review and reverse’ their decision.
The letter gathered nearly 100 signatures from fellow POLIS students and describes the amended module catalogue as ‘Eurocentric, westernised and whitewashed’.
The recent Black Lives Matter protests have sparked widespread debate about many aspects of our society, from policing to intersectionality. But following the toppling of the Edward Colston statue in Bristol, much of the discussion […]
After a recent spate of lavish historical dramas, it seems the public is lapping up the good old days. Delphie Bond and Alex Bray argue that our romanticised relationship with bygone eras hides a darker truth
The documentarian and Strictly Come Dancing winner Stacey Dooley was criticised this week after publishing pictures of herself on her Instagram filming a video for Comic Relief in Uganda. Dooley looks smiley and glamorous whilst holding a […]
Cartoon: “Allegoria sull’impero Inglese” (An allegory of the English Empire) by Augusto Grossi depicting the British Empire as a snake, 1878. In 2016, the Independent quoted a poll which found that 44% of British people […]
On 6 September 2018, the Indian Supreme court overturned Section 377 of the 1861 Indian Penal Code. The ruling decriminalised consensual homosexual sex – a decision which signals India’s transition not only towards sexual liberation […]
For as long as there have been beauty standards, there have been products that cater to them. The pursuit of perfection is never-ending, with the global cosmetic products market being worth a reported $532.43 billion […]
The legacy of colonialism is ever-enduring. Since the 1600s, European powers Spain, Portugal, Germany, and Britain alike have been colonizing all over the world. Age-old Conservatives, including dear-old Boris, speak of traditional “British” values and […]
Black Panther is a technicolour world, constructed by cinematographer Rachel Morrison, to the cast who are, to borrow from an popular black hair product line, ‘Dark [skinned] and Lovely’, the film’s politics are woven into […]
The white crosses scattered across the battlefields of the First World War have become a poignant and harrowing symbol of the war that was meant to end them all. Popularised by John McCrae’s beautiful poem, […]