The Bullingdon Brand: is it really electable?
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson, David Cameron, George Osborne, Jo Johnson, Rory Stewart. All, public schooled. All politicians that are leading or ex-leading members of the Conservative party….
The return of experts- a silver lining to the crisis?
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson Casting our eyes back, how ironic Michael Gove’s declaration that the British public have “had enough of experts” seems. Stepping outside on Thursday evenings at eight o’clock…
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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