Mobility and Identity: A Global Citizenship Programme Workshop

By Zheng Yanmin The GCP Seminar group organized a workshop on “Mobility and Identity” on 7th June.  The initiative of this topic comes from a “TED Talk – Is your identity given or created” by Marcus Lyon, a professional artistic photographer.  He achieved his understanding of identity through his professional life as a cultural observer […]

Eurovision: A Night of Music and Politics

By James O’Neill, Café des Arts Team Lead The annual event of live streaming the Eurovision Song Contest traditionally falls into the capable hands of the GCR at Ustinov College. This year, however, we requested that the Café des Arts, in conjunction with Café Politique (both within the Global Citizenship Programme) arrange this particular favourite in […]

Remote Warfare: Drones, Intelligence and Private Military Companies – Hosted by Café Politique

By Jarno Välimäki On 28 February, Café Politique tackled a theme that, for many, is both familiar and unfamiliar at the same time. From the 1980s’ film ‘The Dogs of War’, and Barack Obama jokingly threatening the Jonas Brothers with predator drones, to the news coverage, and many documentaries of intelligence operations, all the aspects […]

Exploring Inequalities Within the Criminal Justice System

By Namisha Chadha, Vicky Meaby and Palestrina Rolle-George. On Wednesday 15th February, students from different colleges joined the race, crime and justice forum in an endeavour to explore the inequalities embedded within the criminal justice system of the United Kingdom. Light was shed upon the racial disparities at many stages of arrest, charging, prosecution and imprisonment. […]

An Exploration of Culture and Behaviour with Ustinov Seminar

by Matthew Walker On Wednesday 8th February, students from various colleges came together for an enjoyable GCP workshop exploring the relationship between culture and behaviour.  With a diverse range of nationalities and language-speaking abilities represented at the event, there were interesting insights into the importance of speaking English as a global language, whether behaviour differs […]