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George Gillett

Current Affairs blogger and medical student at the University of Oxford

George Gillett is a medical student at the University of Oxford. He has written for the New Statesman, Spectator, Independent, Salon magazine and BMJ blogs. He also maintains an active blog, which can be found at georgegillett.com.
Medical Schools Should Teach Students to Combat Disease, Not

Medical Schools Should Teach Students to Combat Disease, Not Terrorism

Perhaps the most startling aspect of the training was that we were being taught how to recognise traits of radicalisation before we'd learnt the first thing about diagnosing psychosis. I don't make this comparison flippantly or for rhetorical impact; its ramifications are clear.
31/12/2015 15:51 GMT
Being Called a 'Fundamentalist Secularist' Is an Insult I Would

Being Called a 'Fundamentalist Secularist' Is an Insult I Would Welcome

It is this debate that secularists, both religious and otherwise, are fighting for. The movement doesn't aim to destroy or dismantle religion, but to create a society where no one group is granted special privilege or power. A society which ensures that all beliefs are protected and welcomed equally. But this debate can only be had once you stop using "secularism" as a slur.
04/04/2014 14:12 BST
Profit-Driven Pharmaceuticals Are Causing More Harm Than

Profit-Driven Pharmaceuticals Are Causing More Harm Than Good

The world's poorest communities are repeatedly denied medicines not because they cost too much to produce, but because their manufacturers relentlessly seek profit. This case serves to highlight the pharmaceutical industry's unethical practice of valuing profit above patients in need of medications.
28/01/2014 15:53 GMT
Lads, It's Time for Some

Lads, It's Time for Some Meninism

Feminists must remember what liberation means - it is not just equal opportunity to be financially independent or to hold positions of authority. Liberation is about much more - it's the freedom to be yourself regardless of ethnicity, sexual orientation, class or gender. As soon as we assign stereotypes to any identity we create expectations of how individuals should behave...
10/01/2014 16:28 GMT