Prior to June 2nd, Jeremy Corbyn was an almost unknown political entity. His humanitarian campaigns, like his efforts to free his constituent Andy Tsege from Ethiopian prison I spoke to him about in February, received limited national press coverage. Jump forward two months and Corbynmania has taken hold. Depending on who you ask, Jeremy Corbyn is either the saviour of an austerity hit nation, the man who will single handedly destroy Britain, or a smouldering Clooney-esque sex symbol.
The European Union generally suffers from excessively poor press. The negatives of membership are overstated, whilst the benefits are underreported. This has warped people’s perceptions of the EU and led to an increase in Euroscepticism.
Hidden away behind Finsbury Park in North London lies one of the city’s hidden gems, the Parkland Walk. Following the path of an old high-line railway, the Parkland Walk is four and half miles of lush greenery.
The appeal of ‘The Institute of Sexology’ comes from its willingness to ask interesting questions in relation to how institutions perceive themselves. From the name of the show, to its marketing and curatorial layout, it attempts to turn the exhibition space into a different form of institution and therefore change how we view the space. With this in mind, it leads us through sections entitled ‘Library’, ‘Consulting Room’, ‘Tent’ and ‘Classroom’. It is an institution impersonating another form of institution.
On Saturday evening, an article in The Independent began trending on Facebook. The piece, subtly titled “I’m a proud Tory. But with the left this belligerent and self-righteous, is it any wonder so many of us are ‘shy’?”, argued that the reason for the discrepancy between the polls throughout the election and the actual result was the unappreciated “shy tory voter”.