The Timid Bulldog? How The UK And The US Differ When Discussing Race.

Whilst on an educational sojourn from the States, Rob Sprankle, a temporary Lincoln student and resident, shares some initial observations into how the US and the UK differ in their approach to discussing race. Taking to heart the lessons in suspicion I have learned from poring over primary source documents in all manner of history classes, I tend … Continue reading The Timid Bulldog? How The UK And The US Differ When Discussing Race.

Orange Is The New Brexit

The Cultural Significance of Orange Is the New Black in the Week of the EU Referendum Unless you haven’t browsed the web or picked up a newspaper in the last two weeks, a frightening breeze of hostility is touching the skin of millions in Britain. Our Facebook newsfeeds are a swamp of reports on hatred … Continue reading Orange Is The New Brexit

EU referendum: In or out – what the vote means to the arts

On Thursday 23 June, the EU Referendum will ask UK voters whether the country should remain a member of the European Union or leave. As the debate for and against Brexit intensifies, Munira Mirza makes the case for artists and those in the arts to vote to leave, while Clymene Christoforou argues that the UK … Continue reading EU referendum: In or out – what the vote means to the arts

Angels, Bpop & Snooty Ladies: Brexiters take back Albion’s arts

As hoards of British artists conspire to vote ‘remain’, the Brexit brigade endeavours to reclaim our culture for them. Here are three examples of their efforts thus far Among Britain’s creatives supporting the Remain campaign is Antony Gormley, the sculptor behind the iconic Angel of the North. But in March, Leave campaigners hijacked the Angel, … Continue reading Angels, Bpop & Snooty Ladies: Brexiters take back Albion’s arts

EU Referendum: Vote of a Lifetime…

Dr Jacqueline Briggs, Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Lincoln, shares her thoughts on the debate on 16 and 17 year olds’ right to vote in light of the upcoming EU Referendum So, £9 million is deemed, by the Government, to be a price worth paying to send … Continue reading EU Referendum: Vote of a Lifetime…

Gill Barron: 1215 And All That

Eight hundred years on from Runnymede, Magna Carta is being trumpeted as a universally Good Thing. But good for whom? Should we make a new treaty with our still-wicked Rulers? This article originally appeared in The Land, issue 18, summer 2015 When eminent lawyer Lord Denning described Magna Carta as ‘the foundation of the freedom of the … Continue reading Gill Barron: 1215 And All That

Shey Hargreaves: Freedom of expression online

Well, I never. Here I am with the final post of my digital residency with 1215.today. Over the last month I’ve researched topics ranging from palliative care to prisons. I’ve created new work from found texts including political speeches and WhatsApp conversations between refugees and aid workers. I’ve watched poetry in British Sign Language for … Continue reading Shey Hargreaves: Freedom of expression online

Scribble 19: Courts of Protection

There are times when the law has to make decisions on behalf of people who lack capacity; that is to say, who are unable for one reason or another to make these decisions for themselves. These cases will be brought before the Court of Protection, and are often heard and judged without the presence of … Continue reading Scribble 19: Courts of Protection

Scribble 18: Rights to take away

In 2014 the then Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, proposed a ban on prisoners receiving parcels containing items such as books. This ban was revoked the year after, having been deemed ‘unlawful’. Of course people in prison have some of their rights taken away. But denying them access to books, which can engage them, help with … Continue reading Scribble 18: Rights to take away