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British broadcast media must take an urgent lead on climate awareness

How many people in the UK know that the hottest temperature ever reliably recorded on Earth occurred on Tuesday? Pending verification, the mercury at the Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley, California, reached 54.4C (130F) –...



Like Dominic Cummings, Novak Djokovic took the public for fools – and seems unlikely to face the consequences

Tennis had its Dominic Cummings moment this week, when four Top 50 male players tested positive for Covid-19 after playing in Novak Djokovic’s Adria Tour. This series of exhibition tournaments, held in Belgrade, Serbia and Zadar,...



Lukewarm in lockdown? Attitudes to the UK government and media Covid-19 response

I compiled a survey through Google Forms over a 7-day span between Saturday 18th and Friday 24th April 2020. Respondents were asked a range of questions related to government and media handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, principally in...



A selection of headlines from old Cambridge newspapers

Student comment journalism cannot be allowed to descend into self-parody

The guarantee of free speech and the creation of spaces where all opinions – no matter how unsavoury – can be aired, is a thorny and well-worn issue. I’ve had to think carefully before immersing myself in its hazardous waters....