Will Bordell
Will Bordell is currently in his first year studying English at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He's a passionate polemicist, keen to combat abuses of human rights and other social injustices.

Will has his own blog, Blindspot - www.willbordell.co.uk - for which he has interviewed the likes of David Miliband MP, Johann Hari, A. C. Grayling and Peter Hitchens. He's also the founding editor of his college newspaper, The TitBit.

Entries by Will Bordell

A Second Inconvenient Truth

(0) Comments | Posted 11 December 2015 | (03:00)


It has taken around fifty years for the Aral Sea to parch. If you look at satellite images of the Kazakh-Uzbek border today, it is as though a half-bruised eyelid has drowsed shut across tens of thousands of kilometres of water. Lake Chad--on the margins of Niger, Chad, Nigeria...

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Brian Westby: A Review

(0) Comments | Posted 18 January 2014 | (12:04)

It's a good job Forrest Reid didn't write to be famous. Almost seventy years after his death, his novels gather dust in libraries: unthumbed and unadmired. Highly thought of by friends like E.M. Forster and Walter de la Mare during his lifetime, the Ulster writer has since fallen into obscurity....

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Here, There, Gone: An Interview With Sir Nicholas Hytner

(0) Comments | Posted 10 September 2013 | (12:57)

Nicholas Hytner's Othello was so good I saw it twice. It's not the first time Sir Nick has wowed the critics. And I somehow doubt it will be the last. I perch comfortably outside his office, staring at black-and-white action shots of hit after hit: Adrian Lester in Henry V,...

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The Inmate of Rome

(0) Comments | Posted 28 February 2013 | (17:57)

"But what are kings, when regiment is gone, But perfect shadows in a sunshine day?"

--- Edward II (Christopher Marlowe)

It's a relief to be able to call him Joseph.  And it will be a relief once he's treated just like any other Joseph.  It's been said before...

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Don't Be Afraid to Listen

(3) Comments | Posted 27 February 2013 | (13:49)

"Upon my word, I think the truth is the hardest missile one can be pelted with."

- George Eliot (Middlemarch)

Oxford and Cambridge Universities have an awful lot in common. And last week was no exception. By inviting polarising political figures from the left and the right - George Galloway...

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