Anika - Year 10 Student Editor's note: There is a growing awareness that, "Current evidence for COVID-19 shows that those from a BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) background and males have been disproportionately impacted, with age and specific underlying conditions also associated with more severe illness. " (British Medical Association). However, there has been far … Continue reading Economic impact of COVID on the BAME community
Dhruv - Year 8 Student Editor's note: Moved by the events that followed the death of George Floyd and the ensuing Black Lives Matter movement, Dhruv, now in Year 9, challenged himself to reflect more fully on the scenes that unfolded before him at that time. These are complex and certainly emotive events, and yet … Continue reading Is the destruction of statues necessary?
Anushree - Year 9 Student Editor's note: Talented student Anushree, now in Year 10, recently undertook extensive research into the wide-ranging strategies implemented by nations around the world as they attempted to control the coronavirus pandemic in its early stages. The pandemic has evolved since this article was originally written and the statistics have therefore … Continue reading Strategies used to control the coronavirus pandemic
Anika Bansal - Year 9 Student Why is there a dispute? Due to opposite views on the trade imbalance and their economy, the US and China rivalry has developed into a full-blown trade war. The US has criticised China of unfair trading practices and intellectual property theft. The common belief in China regarding this matter … Continue reading US-China Trade War: A UK Perspective
Mr C Dodd - Staff Editor What might we learn from imaging a black hole? In a famous moment for astronomy, an image of a black hole has been captured for the very first time. The picture shows the halo of dust and gas surrounding the black hole lying at the heart of the Messier … Continue reading What’s News: What might we learn from imaging a black hole?
Mr C Dodd - Staff Editor Space - a necessary frontier? It was 1968 when Bill Anders, astronaut aboard Apollo 8, captured the remarkable ‘Earthrise’ photograph and inspired a new generation of environmentalists. Fast-forward 40 years and China, in a show of growing technological strength, has recently germinated the first seed on the moon. Elon … Continue reading What’s News: Space – a necessary frontier?
Mr C Dodd - Staff Editor Face of the new £50 bank note? The Bank of England has recently announced plans to introduce a new polymer £50 bank note. Members of the public have been asked to nominate scientists—who must be British and dead—whose face could grace the new note. Stephen Hawking might be the … Continue reading What’s News: Face of the new £50 bank note?
Mr C Dodd - Staff Editor The end of men? The reported degeneration of the sex-determining Y chromosome may, at the current rate of decline, spell the end of men within the next 4.6 million years. However, the situation is rather more complex than the headline suggests: men might just be here to stay. Chromosome … Continue reading What’s News: The end of men?