You’ve learnt the Google definition for six almost as well as the Lord’s prayer. And, as you unpack the spoils of your IKEA shopping spree, you recite it like a sacred chant. […]
After feeling fatigued by the seemingly endless cycle of lockdown prepping, cooking, eating and cleaning, permeated by the occasional takeaway, finally going out to eat in a restaurant was an ecstatic experience. […]
TW: mention of disordered eating Wadham Student Union, which is in essence equivalent to other colleges’ Junior Common Room, has decided to review its main-site accommodation arrangements, implementing a “room-swap” system as […]
Coronavirus is shrinking the job market across all industry sectors. With the latest ONS report showing that job vacancies dropped by 42% in March to May this year, there are concerns that […]
The lockdown does not have to be a restriction to this freedom: it can present an opportunity. How many chances do we have to throw our routines out the window?
The ability to have fully-fleshed interactions with others, through a digital system that democratizes the relations between producer and consumer, would revolutionize modern society. Lockdowns like this would be a lot more bearable. But it may also fundamentally reshape the way that we organize ourselves.
Whilst the free flow of information is encouraged in democratic states to foster economic growth, under repressive regimes information is weaponized. If authoritarian propaganda has not already resulted in unnecessary deaths from COVID-19 indirectly, it will soon do so directly.
No one can predict how long this virus will last, or how many lives it will take. But whatever the consequences, we need to look beyond the health risks to understand the full impact of COVID-19. Plummeting oil prices may cause a contagion of instability among dictatorial governments