I’m a monarchist and Prince Andrew needs investigating
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I was recently told, by someone that considers themselves an astute observer of people, that one of my friendships had no foundation because we often disagree. Not only was this…
Greta Thunberg is an unequivocal hero
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The Cotton Road: in conversation with Vogue India
‘Yes, Vogue is a powerful and influential platform for influencing consumers and promoting sustainability, but do you find that there is a conflict with trying to achieve this whilst also…
Are small kingdoms more successful?
Once upon a time there was a pocket-sized fairy tale kingdom overlooked by student backpackers and glamorous globetrotters alike. Nestled between France and Germany, Luxembourg’s green pastures beckoned as my…
‘Sex education’ puts British sex-ed to shame
Netflix’s latest triumph is the sixth form drama ‘Sex Education’, a series set in a British school with eerie American Breakfast Club-esque influences. The show raises intriguing coming of ages…
Is a country which has homophobic law, but is not at war, at peace?
In October the Asia Scotland Institute organised a talk by Noel Lateef, the head of the Foreign Policy Association (FPA) based in New York. The Association was celebrating its 100th…
Stacey Dooley is breathing new life into the traditional media
A few months ago, I’d only heard the name Stacey Dooley in terms of her so-named BBC 3 documentaries. That probably would have been it, had my friend not given…
A Note from the Managing Director
Welcome to The Broad - a tabula rasa for student journalism.
For many of us, myself included, we’re half-starved for well-written opinion among the swathes of online commentary among universities. Trashy, often unedited writing is published minute by minute. It seems where there is wifi, opinion is broadcast. So, here at The Broad we’ve decided to take a step back, a deep breath and focus. We have talent spotted and welcomed writers to the team, who have found a new home in the very collaborative environment created by our editors. Between writer and editor, we are hoping to challenge the current view of what it is to be a student journalist. We’re putting the way we feel about the world into words with a fresh take. Our entirely free online content is by students for students. We want to publish unbridled and beautifully written opinion. I hope the journalism on The Broad has the power to inspire, aggravate and sometimes silence. Essentially, if the girls, the boys, the lefties, the righties and everyone in between find something to shout about we’re doing our job right.
Helena Irvine, Managing Director
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