“Ain’t I a Woman?” – Rihanna’s Challenge to the Patriarchy

Disclaimer: This article was written from and for a femme-presenting perspective. Introduction Diversity, inclusivity. These terms have been discussed countless times in the last half-century or so, with various degrees of success. More recently, the beauty industry has incorporated these values in their marketing campaigns. Nevertheless, the diversity and inclusivity of campaigns rarely spilled-over inContinue reading ““Ain’t I a Woman?” – Rihanna’s Challenge to the Patriarchy”

The Form of the Dialogue

This article is part of our new ‘one-to-watch’ blog series, where we showcase articles written by school students who hope to attend Warwick University:Ishmael Levy (Year 12), a prospective Warwick student, from Merchant Taylors’ School Northwood, gives an erudite analysis of the Platonic dialogues. Introduction For as long as they have held writers’ interests, theContinue reading “The Form of the Dialogue”

Prescient Pill-Popping and The Ethics of Biohacking

‘Biohacking is the ‘biological experimentation (as by gene editing or the use of drugs or implants) done to improve the qualities or capabilities of living organisms especially by individuals and groups working outside a traditional medical or scientific research environment’ (Merriam-Webster, 2019) Introduction & Illustration At the time of writing, I am in my firstContinue reading “Prescient Pill-Popping and The Ethics of Biohacking”

Timon of Athens – The Evil Side of Goodness?

By Neville Birdi Strange, unusual blood, When man’s worst sin is, he does too much good! Flavius, Act IV, Scene II I recently went to Stratford-upon-Avon and saw the Royal Shakespeare Company’s performance of Timon of Athens. In my humble opinion, the production was lacklustre where the different visual themes and tones jarred with eachContinue reading “Timon of Athens – The Evil Side of Goodness?”

Sophocles’ Women of Trachis: Man vs. Beast

By Owen Fereday Sophocles’ Women of Trachis is a tragedy that has never reached, in modern society, the level of exposure or acclaim as many other extant tragedies such as Sophocles’ own Oedipus the King or Antigone, or Euripides’ Medea. Where these have permeated popular culture to such an extent that they are widely knownContinue reading “Sophocles’ Women of Trachis: Man vs. Beast”