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Intersecting Inequalities

(Editor: The recent stirrings at the NUS over Malia Bouattia had us looking back at over similar furore in the last year, and we recalled there was an article we had never put up for some reason that still felt relevant now) Recently comments have been made by the director of OFFA – Prof Les…

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On Sovereignty

(Editor: Ciaran Cresswell, on the last day you can register to vote in the referendum, let’s us in on why sovereignty ain’t all that.) I’ve been rather obsessed with the EU referendum of late. I’ll be frank, I’m a remainer, or a ‘remanian’ as Monsieur Farage recently put it. So if you too hail from…

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Artist of the Month: Serge Marshennikov

Modern art seems to have gotten itself a reputation for being a load of squiggles and lines haphazardly thrown onto a canvas and called ‘art’. The catchphrase for the modern art movement has widely been ‘A two year old could have done that!’, and it’s very much a Marmite movement in that sense, but it’s…

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A Holiday Hiatus

So as I can’t expect the team to be juggling family engagements, assignments, and their commitments to the blog, I will say in advance that any posts this December will be particularly unexpected. This is an official hiatus, unlike our many unofficial lapses. Have an amazing holiday from all of us here at The Incidental…

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Selective Solidarity

Over the course of the last year, we have witnessed the latest attacks in a seemingly endless story of human tragedy. Thousands of lives have been lost and millions more have been twisted beyond recognition. They weren’t the first, and they won’t be the last, but you could be forgiven for thinking that some of…

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The Month of Truth

November is normally a delightful, optimistic month in our part of the world, with winter still a novelty and Christmas just round the corner. This November is a different story. Not because the continuum of world horrors are any worse or more numerous than they ever have been, but because these horrors have intruded on…