Slacktivism to Activism: Human Displacement and the Refugee Crisis

Jessie Dolliver explores the disconnect today between taking action and pledging online support to a cause.

FEATURESThis event, coordinated by the Graduates Student Union, focussed on the disconnect between activism – “simply taking action to affect social change”- and the growing phenomenon of slacktivism- “actions performed via the internet in support of a political or social


Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir and Jónína Leósdóttir Speak to the Phil

The former prime minister of Iceland and her esteemed novelist and playwright wife receive the gold medal of honourary patronage from the society.

FEATURESJóhanna Sigurðardóttir and Jónína Leósdóttir were both awarded the gold medal of honorary patronage by the Philosophical society. Sigurðardóttir became the first openly gay head of government in the world when she was elected prime minister of Iceland in 2009.