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AuthorEmily Watson

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April 13, 2014

Dressed simply but elegantly in a green jacket, black skirt and shiny brooch, Angela Kane walks briskly up to the lectern in Laby 118.

April 8, 2013

Last tuesday, whilst the first year-law students were moping about in their pyjamas feeling vaguely sick from too much chocolate and too few constitutional conventions, the politicians and diplomats at the UN headquarters in New York (well, most of them) were excitedly giving each other high-fives and applauding the successful adoption of a landmark human-rights […]

March 5, 2013

We’ve all heard of it, and few of us are immune to the catchy beat and mesmerising clip of K-Pop Psy’s Gangnam Style. The YouTube hit made by the South Korean clocked a record one billion views last December and has become the latest cultural phenomenon. It has inspired countless parodies, ranging from ‘Obama Gangnam […]

October 15, 2012

Sitting there in Memorial Theatre, surrounded by neatly-dressed young men and women sporting silky hijabs in a variety of summery colours, I suddenly became conscious of my rather-too-short Glassons skirt and slightly revealing top. I smiled shyly at the women beside me—Fatimah on the left, Maria on the right—both Muslim women of Malaysian descent now […]

July 30, 2012

Fighting tyranny with the Twitter.

May 14, 2012

Big Oil’s crimes against Nigeria. Chances are you’ve heard about the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Certainly you will be familiar with the Rena oil spill which occurred last year. However, you may not be aware of an environmental disaster which has taken place – and is taking place today – in the oil […]