Unravelling the ‘modern’ in the London Docklands

When one thinks of the London Docklands of today, images of the superstructures situated in Canary Wharf come to mind. Yet, there are multiple impressions of the old, some more obvious than others, that run parallel with the new. Debate on modernity has often been controversial as its definition in literature is both full of…

There’s no ship quite like HMS Belfast

As you navigate the alleys surrounding London Bridge tube station and emerge onto the banks of the Thames, you are met with a compelling sight. On the northern bank, The Monument to the Great Fire of London peeks out amongst the looming megastructures of the City, while to the right sits the imposing Tower of…

Get to know: Shibani Datta

As every geographer will know, a map and some colouring pencils are not the only tools in our arsenal. We spent some time with Shibani Datta, a second-year Economics and Geography student at UCL, to see how she’s getting along combining reading, writing and arithmetic. What is your personal background and future aspirations? My parents…