Current Affairs: The American Opioid Crisis

 With opioids killing around 100 Americans a day, the so-called ‘American Dream’ seems to be in tatters. Starting in the 1990s, this crisis is still raging, and regardless of the staggering death toll, too few White House administrations have worked for an even partially effective solution. Even the current Trump administration, which vowed to ‘Make…

Father Adam Interview!

This week a very intriguing character with lots of stories to tell and captivating knowledge to share spent time giving us some insight into his life before, during and also outside of school. One of the most well known faces in school; the one and only Father Adam: Why and how did you become a…

2YS Interview: Alicia Wilson

Alicia spoke to the Oak about her busy training schedule, balancing her swimming commitments with work and plans for the future… How did you get into swimming? I got into swimming through my older sister; she was encouraged to get into swimming after a swimming trial at our old school, so she joined a local…

How babies and children think and learn

Lecture by Dr. Jessica Horst, WORD Lab, University of Sussex Reading stories to children often turns into a favourite activity, with tales of princesses and dragons, witches and wizards, or even just a very hungry caterpillar stimulating their imagination and expanding their horizons. Storybooks do indeed play an incredible part in a child’s development. Yet…

Current affairs: Should we be eating insects? 

The mere thought of feasting on insects makes most Brits feel uneasy. However, given the world’s population is growing at a steady rate of 70 million people annually, the food industry is, without a doubt, under substantial pressure. With the threats including overfishing, global warming, the 1 billion people suffering from starvation is likely to…