Sophie Kitching

Are universities becoming the next Covid-19 hotspot?

When students across the UK returned home for the Easter break, few expected to not see their campuses again until October. But the coronavirus pandemic changed everyone’s plans almost overnight, and suddenly we were at home for months, allowed out only for our daily dose of exercise. Now, with restrictions...
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Posted Oct. 23, 2020

72 years of the NHS

In July 1948, the Health Minister Aneurin (Nye) Bevan launched the National Health Service. Now, 72 years later and amidst a global pandemic, we struggle to imagine life without what some have described as our ‘national religion’, a largely free at the point of use integrated healthcare system. But what...
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Posted Jul. 29, 2020

The importance of a green ‘new normal’

Amidst the horrors of the pandemic, world emissions dropped by 25% compared to the same period last year. However, as lockdown eases and many of us return to work, carbon emissions have experienced a rapid growth.  On average, carbon emissions are now only 5% lower than last year’s levels, and the...
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Posted Jul. 26, 2020