Horrors of Humankind: ‘1917’ Reviewed

Written by Leonie Marlin George MacKay as Lance Corporal Schofield observing the chaos unfold. Photograph: François Duhamel/Universal Pictures Few films among the hundreds released around the world every year manage to leave a lasting impression on their viewers, let alone make them think more deeply about history and humankind. With its immersive imagery, technical prowess,Continue reading “Horrors of Humankind: ‘1917’ Reviewed”

Defying Suppression, One Word at a Time: St Andrews’ Banned Literature Night

Source: Flickr On the crisp,late-autumn evening of Tuesday 13th November, students gathered in the cosy, lively atmosphere of Aikman’s to listen to and share personal and universal stories condemned to silence around the world. Co-hosted by Amnesty St Andrews, Protocol Magazine and Inklight, the event celebrated banned literature on the theme of forbidden love, counteringContinue reading “Defying Suppression, One Word at a Time: St Andrews’ Banned Literature Night”

Conflict Prevention in the 21st Century: an evening with Noel Lateef and The Lafayette Club

While heavy rain poured outside on Thursday, 11 October, students and members of the Lafayette Club committee gathered in the society room of St Andrews’ Hotel du Vin Thursday evening to hear Noel Lateef speak on the importance of conflict prevention in the 21st century. Mr Lateef, longstanding president of the Foreign Policy Association basedContinue reading “Conflict Prevention in the 21st Century: an evening with Noel Lateef and The Lafayette Club”

Paradise Lost: Leading “A Better Life” with Nestlé’s Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

On the cloudy evening of Monday 9th April, students gathered in the Hotel du Vin to listen intently as the Lafayette Club’s latest guest, the Chairman Emeritus and Former CEO of food giant Nestlé, enlightened us as to the ways in which his company plans to help each one of us to lead “a betterContinue reading “Paradise Lost: Leading “A Better Life” with Nestlé’s Peter Brabeck-Letmathe”

Review: “E-Team”

Hidden between the likes of “Narcos” and “Orange is the New Black” is one critically acclaimed Netflix film that needs more attention: “E-Team.” Ross Kauffman and Katy Chevigny’s gripping 2014 documentary shines light on not only the ongoing human rights violations in Syria and Libya, but also on those who risk their lives to investigateContinue reading “Review: “E-Team””

Review: "E-Team"

Hidden between the likes of “Narcos” and “Orange is the New Black” is one critically acclaimed Netflix film that needs more attention: “E-Team.” Ross Kauffman and Katy Chevigny’s gripping 2014 documentary shines light on not only the ongoing human rights violations in Syria and Libya, but also on those who risk their lives to investigateContinue reading “Review: "E-Team"”

Review: “Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-18” at the Design Museum, London

What can we learn about graphics, politics and human rights? Political graphics have long been attached to British and overseas politics, from early twentieth-century suffragette banners to the placards featured in last month’s Campaign Against Anti-Semitism protests at the Labour Party HQ in London. However, whilst they have traditionally been associated with states, corporations andContinue reading “Review: “Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-18” at the Design Museum, London”

Review: Symposium X Children in Conflict

St Andrews UNICEF On Campus held its fourth annual Symposium on Monday 9 April in conjunction with the On The Rocks Festival. The nearly sold out event was held in the Byre’s top floor loft, extending an intimate feel to the event. The evening kicked off at 5:00 pm with a drinks reception, followed byContinue reading “Review: Symposium X Children in Conflict”

Protocol Abroad: UNICEF Queens Conference on Human Trafficking

Jessica Craig is currently participating in a St Andrews Abroad exchange at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario in Canada. Human trafficking is a complex and devastating phenomenon in both the global north and south, affecting as many as 21 million people worldwide and generating around £18 billion in profits for its perpetrators. On 10th FebruaryContinue reading “Protocol Abroad: UNICEF Queens Conference on Human Trafficking”

Review: Professor Wendy Savage's Discussion of Abortion Rights

Human Rights Watch takes a stance on that the denial of the right to make a decision regarding an abortion as a fundamental violation of various human rights. Moreover, they underscore the importance of health and safety and how it is correlated with access to safe abortions. On Tuesday, 28 November, Professor Wendy Savage cameContinue reading “Review: Professor Wendy Savage's Discussion of Abortion Rights”