Why we need abortion education
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) covers sex and relationships education, drugs and alcohol education, emotional health and well-being, diet, and healthy lifestyle education. In response…
Should we all really be downloading DuoLingo?
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson Switzerland has three official languages; German, French and Italian. However, the country routinely markets itself in English. Before I arrived in Geneva for my year abroad, I…
Are we facing the largest generational gap in history?
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson The Black Lives Matter movement has sparked a plethora of opinion amongst the conservative, wealthy chaps. “The statue of Edward Colston, it does not really upset them,…
How would the Romans have responded to COVID-19?
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson Even the richest Romans could not escape contagions and curses. The Antonine Plague savaged Rome from 160AD until 180AD. The rich flocked to their countryside villas, the…
What can we learn about COVID-19 from the 430BC Athenian Plague?
Illustration by Felix Pawlyn This time round, will the pandemic be a case of survival of the fitness or the richest? The 430BC Athenian plague is our earliest ever record…
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.
Felix Pawlyn, Managing Director
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