Welcome to the SOAS Blog

We are deeply passionate about inspiring the next generation to develop ideas to help build a fairer world.

SOAS academics weigh in on some of the most challenging issues of our time, from human rights and climate change, to decolonisation, race, identity and freedom of speech.

Our students provide regular analysis of the topical news stories of the day. And give advice on how to pursue careers after you graduate that make a real difference.

Get started by exploring our most popular – or most recent – blogs below.

Handprint on fabric - symbolic of mark left by heroes
Black History Month 2020
The Urban Nomad

‘Heroes’

My heroes were undefeated, they pre-dated clout, my heroes stung and didn’t float, there was no ego, so they were not one to flaunt, my

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Image of shadow of black person on tiled street
Black History Month 2020
The Urban Nomad

‘Breathing’

It’s been hard to exhale lately, so why don’t you pay me a visit, you see I hit the point differently, grew up on a

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