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Ella Kate Hodgkinson

Europe/UK

Why It’s Taken So Long For More Women Than Men To Be Accepted In To Oxford University

Like many others, throughout my life, I have dawdled between the upper and lower middle class, experiencing both private and state education and making life long ties with people of all classes. Because of this, conversation challenging the confinements of gender, race, sexuality or class within the education system draw me in until I’m knee deep in googled articles and infuriatingly angry. So when I learned that more women than men have been accepted in to

Europe/UK

What Is Britain’s Relationship With Christianity?

It seems that with Christmas inundating us with sparkling lights and the pressure to perform good deeds, now is the perfect time to address a problem that has been developing in the U.K. since perhaps before the twenty-first century: Britain’s problem with religion. More than half of the population has no faith and the share of the population who say they are Church of England Christians has fallen to just 15 per cent, the lowest ever

Europe/UK

What Meghan Markle And Prince Harry’s Engagement Means For the U.K.

I have always rejected the notion of monarchy. It seems unimportant to preserve a political system that no longer benefits the country the same way the Government does. The U.K. has a Prime Minister to forge our country’s politics in a way the Monarch no longer needs to do, not to mention the fact that our taxes contribute to the upkeep of the Windsor Dynasty to such vast and endless limits (the Queen’s income alone

Feminism

I’m a Feminist But I’m Also Anti-Plastic Surgery

I am anti-plastic surgery. I am also a feminist. This doesn’t mean I’m one of those people who types out angry remarks at certain celebrities on their Instagram and Twitter posts, nor does it mean I feel justified in shaming anyone for their personal decisions. What it does mean is that I’m against the social forces that coerce women into having plastic surgery in the first place. We are all incredibly aware of why most

Europe/UK

Mental Health Awareness Isn’t Enough, the NHS Needs Resources

A quarter of all fourteen-year-old girls and nine percent of fourteen-year-old boys are depressed in the U.K. While this statistic shocked and baffled some, it didn’t surprise me, nor did it surprise my friends. Throughout my teenage years, I’ve met the dark face of depression in many different forms, in the way my best friend no longer returned my calls, in the way my peers were failing their GCSEs and A Levels, in the way

Europe/UK

Why the Millicent Fawcett Statue In London Matters

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has recently announced plans for a statue of Millicent Fawcett to appear in Parliament Square. The statue is being made by Gillian Wearing, an award winning artist who claims she is ‘delighted that planning has been granted‘- and so are we. But who was Fawcett and why is this so important? Millicent Fawcett was a leading lady of the suffragette movement in the early 1900s, which was campaigning tirelessly

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