What ‘Lake Trump’ tells us about the geopolitics of naming in the Balkans

In the year 2020, it has become almost routine for headlines that could have easily been outlandish satire not so long ago to become reality. “Disputed reservoir on the Serbia-Kosovo border to be named after President Donald…


Image: Marcus Rashford via Wikimedia Commons

Marcus Rashford’s campaign for the government to extend the provision of Free School Meals (FSMs) for the country’s neediest children has been nothing short of inspirational. …


Illustration by Patrik Vojtas

Across the world, many countries have multiple large cities that are informally understood as the capital cities for different sectors of the country. While Berlin is the political and cultural capital of Germany, Frankfurt is its financial centre; in Italy, Milan is the financial and industrial capital rather than the…


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When talk of a potential takeover of Newcastle United began in early 2020, fans were ecstatic; after 13 years of the drab ownership of Mike Ashley, supporters of the club were desperate for regime change.

The Magpies, as they are nicknamed, have the ninth-highest trophy total of clubs in England…


Making the case against untouchable material history

The statue of Edward Colston is thrown into Bristol harbour (https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2020-06-10/mayor-of-bristol-says-statue-of-edward-colston-will-be-retrieved-from-harbour-and-exhibited-in-a-museum/)

As the Black Lives Matter protests spurred by the killing of George Floyd have swelled and spread, the movement has become one of a broader challenge to structural racism and inequality, inspiring large-scale peaceful demonstrations not just in the United States but also many other countries, including the United Kingdom…


Why Premier League footballers were the only group in the entertainment industry ordered to “do their bit” during the Coronavirus crisis

Jordan Henderson, Liverpool captain and reportedly the main organiser of the #PlayersTogether initiative for donations to the NHS during the Coronavirus crisis (Image: Getty)

The Coronavirus pandemic is a crisis with catastrophic consequences for public health, society, and the economy; this much has become abundantly clear since March 2020. The secondary impacts on…

Dan Hall

Oxford Geography graduate, now at UCL; Geography, Politics and Football, in no particular order…

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