Jason Dittmer on Michael Jordan, why he feels ‘reasonably optimistic’, and his appointment as Head of Geography

Editor-in-Chief Tomi Haffety gets to know UCL Geography’s Head of Department in true 2020 fashion via a Zoom interview. 2020 has been a strange year for everyone. Returning to university, whether remotely or back in London, has not been the experience that we hoped we would have when UCL closed abruptly in March. Participating in…

Portraits of Protest

UCL students attended Black Lives Matter protests in London and Berlin. Solidarity, unrest and placards- these are snapshots of the global movement. ‘We are at a critical moment in race relations discourse in the UK and around the world. The work of Black Lives Matter and many other anti-racist organisations that has been years in…

Beyond the Horizon: Portugal’s Plan for Atlantic Expansion

David Figueira Bourton explores the consequences of Portugal’s lost empire, and the economic strategies set to reinstate its influence on the political map. During the European Age of Discovery, an era that marked the start of globalisation, Portugal was one of the pioneering powers establishing trading posts (feitorias) in the Middle East, South Asia, Africa…