Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first and only female prime minister, was back in the news last week as photos of Meryl Streep playing the politician in a new biopic were released. Thatcher was a deeply divisive figure and the effects of some of her policies can still be felt today. The First Pint looks at the cultural legacy left behind by the one they called The Iron Lady.
The First Pint’s Rosie Scammell offers a unique insight into the underground world of the British Transport Police
The ‘In Conversazione’ series of the Italian Cultural Institute in London continued with ‘the king of erotic thrillers’ Maxim Jakubowski. The First Pint’s Viola Caon reports on Jakubowski’s views on why Italian thrillers don’t work in the UK.
The First Pint’s Carmen Kong shares her recent discovery of the centuries-old British tradition – The Sunday Roast!
The historic student demonstration on 11 November changed how protests should be handled in London. Find out from the NUS and UCU what were the reasons for the protests and how internationals view the tuition fee dilemma.
The new francophone radio station, French Radio London, launches on 17 November. The First Pint’s Alex Court meets the man behind the station to talk about London’s French connection.
As students are about to march in protest against the proposed fees and cuts in UK education, let’s have a look at what is about to change. Universities will be allowed to charge students with fees as high as £9,000 per year, according to the latest government announcement but division is spreading fast amongst Lib Dem MPs…