Rory Fenton
Postgraduate student at Imperial College London

Entries by Rory Fenton

Atheist Students Must Fight Back

(27) Comments | Posted 5 June 2014 | (00:00)

Students have rights, their beliefs don't. If there is one message universities need to hear at the end of this academic year, it's this. For non-religious students on campuses across the UK, 2013-14 has been the most challenging year to date, with criticism of religion censored and religious rules enforced...

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The Only Surprising Thing About Northern Irish Racism Is The Surprise

(0) Comments | Posted 30 May 2014 | (11:39)

To say that Northern Ireland has come a long way since its sectarian civil war is a cliche but it's worth saying: we've come a long way. The soldiers no longer patrol the streets. The curfews no longer empty the streets at night. The bombs no longer tear through shopping...

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How To Look Good Dead

(0) Comments | Posted 19 April 2014 | (15:24)

I was told once that the best way to know a city is to get lost in it. I can't say if this is a universal truth but with my truly terrible sense of direction I've had plenty of chances to put it to the test. It was just this...

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This Article Will Make You Hate Articles That Tell You How to Feel

(3) Comments | Posted 19 March 2014 | (23:00)

There's something strange about the way we treat emotions; they have become products to be bought and sold. It was a visit to an American Pentecostal church that first got me thinking about this. The differences with the mass of my Irish Catholic upbringing and this service couldn't have been...

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By Censoring Its Atheist Society, South Bank Student Union Is Failing to Protect Its Students' Rights

(19) Comments | Posted 10 February 2014 | (14:33)

In a move beyond parody, London South Bank University's Student Union removed posters from its Atheists Society depicting a god on the grounds that they were offensive. The god in question was the Flying Spaghetti Monster, a deity invented as satire in protest against the teaching of Intelligent Design in...

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