Monthly Archives: September 2015

Why should politics be any different? #PigGate

This week #PigGate and the ongoing feud between David Cameron and Lord Ashcroft seemed to be, quite literally, the talk of town. As far comedy goes, #PigGate is pretty much the golden ticket, hand delivered and presented on a plate. … Continue reading

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Serial, Social Anthropology & Investigative Journalism

If you haven’t heard of the podcast phenomenon Serial, you are one of the very few left. Hosted by Sarah Koenig, and with it’s very own spin off show Undisclosed, the series follows the story of Adnan Syed, the man accused and … Continue reading

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Has Reality TV Gone Too Far?

In recent years hundreds, if not thousands, of ‘reality TV’ programmes have graced our screens – everything from Benefits Street and Judge Judy, to Keeping up with Kardashians and Geordie Shore, The Hills, Made in Chelsea, Catfish, TOWIE and even Dogs on the Dole. The list is seemingly endless, and judging by … Continue reading

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A Dead Art?

It’s a simple question – is reading a dead art? With the arrival of smartphones and tablets, some people certainly think so. A quick look around the train, and chances are the majority of people’s heads are turned downwards towards … Continue reading

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Experimental Education: Are Our Kids Tough enough?

Not long ago, the BBC’s Are our kids tough enough? three part documentary delved into Britain’s education system to ask whether, in an increasingly global market, British schools are up to par – “in a unique experiment, five teachers from China … Continue reading

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