I’m reading for an MSc in Political Theory at the LSE in London. I hold a first-class BA in single-honours Philosophy from Durham University and spent a year of my undergrad studying abroad on the other side of the world at the University of Hong Kong. This is now the fifth country I’ve lived in and I’d love to tell you more about it.
→ I write about my year abroad, philosophy and more. Read what I’ve been up to recently.
→ I create visual art, both still and moving.
→ I consulted for Mvine Technology in 2016 and 2018, creating new marketing videos and branding for their cybersecurity product. Explore that story here.
Long-term, I’m looking forward to focusing my academic work on issues in Political Theory, building on my undergraduate Philosophy degree with a Master’s at the LSE.
For now, I’m celebrating having finished my final exams and my undergraduate dissertation (a Habermasian critique of mass surveillance) whilst enjoying my final months as Editor-in-Chief of Critique.
You should also know that I’ve tried being (amongst other things) a cheerleader, a rower and an Officer Cadet in the Royal Air Force.
→ For more about me look here.
- Presentation: Durham Philosophy Society Undergraduate Conference 2017 - If you find yourself in the North-East of England this weekend at a loose end, then you should head along to the Durham Philosophy Society Undergraduate Conference. I'm delighted to be able to share that I'll be presenting my forthcoming Continue Reading
- The Sam’s Tailor Experience – Bespoke Suits in Hong Kong - Ask any of the businessmen nursing pints in the frenetic party district of Lang Kwai Fong what their priority is when visiting Hong Kong and you’re sure to hear about Sam's Tailor. Crossing the harbour the next day, to the Continue Reading
- A (Belated) 春节 Chinese New Year in Hong Kong - Loyal readers (so, probably only my mother) I owe you an apology. Why? Because I have failed, quite comprehensively, to do anything out of the ordinary this Chinese New Year (春节 - Chūn Jié), much to my chagrin. I've been Continue Reading
- Reading Week Myanmar Trip: Part II - N.B. This post is the follow-up to Part I, covering the second half of our week in Myanmar. Nearly 5 million people visited Myanmar last year, compared with just 800,000 in 2010. The rise of tourism here has been rapid Continue Reading
- How a Year Abroad can make you Happy – Derren Brown and Stoicism - If you’re not a philosopher, then Derren Brown’s new book, Happy: Why More or Less Everything is Absolutely Fine, may be a pleasant surprise. It’s an accessible foray into stoicism, an ancient greek philosophy that’s gaining momentum in the modern Continue Reading