Life

Stories from our ever-changing culture, personal experiences, and guides to different aspects of life.

Why is London So Expensive
The real cost of London life

London’s cost of living runs deep, and that’s no accident.

Difficult conversations about race
Difficult conversations with my family about race

Navigating conversations about race, between people with differing experiences.

Lockdown shaming society
Division behind closed doors – What does our reaction to lockdown rules say about our society?

How can we return to any kind of normality, while continuing to publicly shame one another?

Post lockdown poetry
Post-lockdown poetry: as the world steps outside, writers explain their mixed feelings

We asked writers to share their feelings about coming out of lockdown in verse.

How to make friends in a new city
Making friends in the metropolis

How to make friends and understand social interactions in a city.

Masculinity Alicia Portillo Vazquez
Alicia Portillo Vazquez’s photography opens up expectations of masculinity, for every generation

Speaking to photographer Alicia Portillo Vazquez about her series ‘Man Down’, and what masculinity means in different cultures.

What is Sex Education For
What is sex education for?

As reforms to sex education come into place across the country, what do we really want to be taught in schools?

Books About Isolation
7 powerful books about isolation, and staying indoors

Some books that speak to the experience of indoors living.

Endangered Languages
What are endangered languages, and how can we save them?

The number of speakers of historic and indigenous languages continues to fall. Can anything be done to preserve them?