Category: Culture

May 17, 2019 / / Art

Martin Parr is a delightful photographer. His bright, sweet shop sense of colour oozes fun, humour, eccentricity and a sense of optimism in being Only Human, the name of this solo exhibition of photographs at the National Portrait Gallery. The show is grouped into themes, from capturing members of hobby…

April 26, 2019 / / Brexit

We have heard a great deal from politicians and pundits over the last three years about how Leavers are bigots and that the Brexit vote marked a step backwards in race relations in the UK. Remain activists have repeatedly taken to social media and the airwaves to explain that leaving the…

April 11, 2019 / / Culture

“Today the University of Bristol SPAIS held an event with Eric Kaufman (sic) who is an apologist for racism. And today we walked out of his event. Bristol uni is not the place or time to be having a discussion that harbours racist ideology.” So tweeted, Nasra Ayub, an undergraduate…

December 31, 2018 / / Culture

Members of Britain’s Muslim population increasingly find themselves under the microscope. As well as 7/7, the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby, the Westminster truck attack and the Manchester Arena bombing, hundreds of British Muslims have recently joined militant transnational Salafist organisations such as Daesh. These events tell a story of…

December 7, 2018 / / Culture
November 26, 2018 / / Culture

A small group of new students were gathered outside, awaiting their first tour of the campus. A tiny, fluffy ewe marched to the front and gestured for their attention. “Welcome to the University,” she declared merrily. “I will be your guide for the morning. I should like to assure you…

November 25, 2018 / / Culture

We are living in a world where truth seems larger and more bizarre than fiction. The university – the institution where diverse, dissenting, critical and difficult knowledge, ideas, thoughts and perspectives should be freely and passionately debated – now seems like a utopian ideal. Safe spaces, trigger warnings on art,…

October 27, 2018 / / Culture

When Theresa May first entered Number 10 she announced her desire to tackle the“burning injustices” of British society, including racial and ethnic disparities. In particular, she pointed to such things as the ethnic minority employment gap and the outcomes for different ethnic groups in the criminal justice system. Her flagship race…

October 1, 2018 / / Culture

All in Britain is taking an important step forward. We are partnering with the organisers of the Battle of Ideas to organise a strand of talks on the Identity Wars.   See below for further details of the talks, dates, times and tickets. Do join us to talk openly about…

September 29, 2018 / / Culture

One of the scare stories of the Brexit debate has been chlorinated chicken, the kind of unpleasant American import that we might be forced to swallow once outside the auspices of the EU. However, over the last few years another toxic American import has been sliding into British cultural life,…