“Oh I listen to a bit of everything”. Who hasn’t heard this or been guilty of saying it themselves when asked about their music taste? It’s a great way to let people know you’re not too uptight or closed-minded, especially at parties. But what does it actually mean? Not everyone listens to a wide varietyContinue reading “What Does Your Taste in Music Say About You?”
At first glance, the Spanish city of Cádiz can seem not too different from the strips of the sunshine coast on the Mediterranean side of Gibraltar. The more modern part of the city seems centered around highrise lined boulevards and palms that stretch alongside the Atlantic. But continue along the Island to its northern tipContinue reading “Cádiz, Andalucía”
Despite the royal English charter granting trade in East Africa, England still found itself plagued by foreign ships in her own waters. The Dutch, having the most powerful navy of the time, had harassed British ships for decades by disrupting trade and were generally considered to be the leading European trading power. Control of Europe’sContinue reading “Colston (Pt. II)– The Emergence of Englishmen & Economy”
The life of Edward Colston, the former favorite philanthropist of the city of Bristol in England has been written about a lot since he was dethroned from his plinth and hauled into the city’s harbour in early June of 2020 during Black Lives Matter protests. Many buildings in the city of Bristol bear his nameContinue reading “Colston (Pt. I)- The Invasion of Africa & The Birth of an Idea”
Published directly after the victory of Oliver Cromwell’s Parliamentarians in the English Civil War, Thomas Hobbes’ treatise of man, Leviathan, was seen by many as justification for the past nine years of bloody battle. In it, Hobbes argues that to stop man descending into the selfish and wanton creature that is his natural state, aContinue reading “The Unspoken Leviathan”
The UK, we are constantly being told, is in the middle of a housing crisis. In some cities it’s worse than others with local councils making pledges to build thousands of affordable homes all over the place. A House of Commons report from March 2020 estimated a need for 345,000 new homes per year, aContinue reading “Building a House or a Home? – The UK Needs to Decide”
Plants are all around us. They grow and thrive, all without apparently moving from their primary position in the soil (apart from banana plants that “walk” along). So how do they do this without getting around to look for food like us? Their trick is to let their food come to them, or flow overContinue reading “Plants & Particles – The mystery behind photosynthesis”
The importance of trees has been well known to most for some time, from their role in producing the air we breathe to their role as important habitats for other creatures, creatures that included us in the past. Now however, as climate change weighs more heavily on the public consciousness and the amazon burns, more focus is being placed on just how key trees are in their ecosystems with some trees being the MVP of their game.
Recent law changes in Republican states indicate that a larger change is coming regarding the landmark abortion rights case of Roe vs Wade.
But far from just limiting the rights of women to access abortions, this will be an attack on women’s rights to vote in the United States of America.
The US has a history of disenfranchisement and this is just the next chapter in a republican wave that is not likely to stop here.
Britain claims to lead the way in democracy and growth, but is its fundamental tenet one of putting business first over its populace?