Noah Keate

I am a third year politics student at the University of Warwick. I am interested in political journalism, social policy, international relations and cultural trends. I have written for 'The Boar', the University of Warwick's award winning student newspaper. I have also written for 'Perspectives', the home of student political commentary at Warwick. I have written a chapter in the book 'Prime Minister Priti...and other things that never happened', which was published by Biteback in July 2021.

Warwick Arts Centre Mead Gallery reopens with Rana Begum’s ‘Dappled Light’ exhibition

The Mead Gallery in Warwick Arts Centre has reopened following over two years of closure with Rana Begum’s ‘Dappled Light’ exhibition. Starting on 13th January 2022, the exhibition will run for exactly two months until 13th March 2022. The Mead Gallery was originally built in 1986 and has hosted artists including Phyllida Barlow and Gerard Byrne, establishing its international reputation for hosting contemporary art.

Five Science Fiction Films Worth Your Time

The genre of science fiction is built around the concept of what could be humanly possible in the future. Far flung journeys into outer space, robots ruling the world, artificial intelligence becoming a daily part of our lives: sci-fi films should take us into a future universe that does not seem outside the realms of human possibility. Indeed, for me, so many sci-fi films at their heart are about what it means to be human and if we’re willing to let technology change us.

All the President’s Men: Uncovering the Desperation to Retain Power

2021 has seemed a unique year in many ways. A global pandemic still raging around the world, the assault on the US Capitol and, seemingly, political scandal after scandal in the UK. On that latter point, it is not such a unique attribute to 2021 or indeed Britain. Ask anyone for their iconic political scandal and it’s inevitable some US buff will say ‘Watergate’. Just the word alone tells you everything: the resignation (not impeachment) of Richard Nixon, Republican bugging of Democrat headquarters and every subsequent scandal being suffixed by -gate.

Paying for peerage and MPs second jobs

Money and politics are never a match made in heaven. The last week has involved widespread coverage of numerous politicians earning vast sums of money from second jobs alongside their work as MPs. What makes the story rather surprising is that nearly all of this information was in the public do- main. MPs have to declare on their register of member’s interest any outside earnings, which is available on websites like TheyWorkForYou.

University of Warwick student newspaper hits fundraising target as it fights to stay in print

The University of Warwick's student newspaper has hit its fundraising target which will keep the paper in print into 2022. Like other forms of traditional journalism both before and during the pandemic, The Boar newspaper has struggled financially. The printed paper was reduced from fortnightly to monthly at the start of the autumn term and the financial cost could mean printing stops altogether.

Local Cambridge Charities Worth Donating To This Christmas

The season of warm goodwill has officially landed, with festive decorations everywhere signalling the most wonderful time of year has arrived. Sadly, that’s not the case for everyone. Despite many people having the chance to spend time with family, enjoy time off and recharge their batteries for 2022, the winter season can be immensely tough for so many. Whatever the plans of Father Christmas, problems don’t just disappear for the festive break, however much we would like them to.

Criticisms of New Labour beyond Iraq and Spin

Criticisms of New Labour beyond Iraq and Spin As 2021 draws to a close, the situation facing the Labour Party can be regarded more positively. The government have suffered immense damage to their credibility and Covid-19 strategy over accusations of numerous Christmas parties in 2020. Boris Johnson’s status as an election winning machine has been called into question with the Liberal Democrats taking North Shropshire in a controversial by-election. The party have also managed to claw ahead in op

The perfect episode: ‘Spooks’ – Diana

The Boar has frequently included articles on the myth and obsession that the late Princess Diana continues to inspire over two decades after her tragic death in Paris. Whether as a fashion, political, or artistic figure, the reverence and clout she holds over the public imagination is striking and something no other royal figure comes close to. This impact, in both her life and death, can just as easily be seen within different TV programmes. Indeed, it forms the bedrock of my favourite episode

Finance must lose its social elitism

One of the things I most dread on my journey to adulthood is completing a self-assessment tax return. Vital for any freelancer to remain on the right side of the law, it is painted as a complicated process full of economic jargon, tricky calculations and unnecessary stress. Though I know completing it is possible – hundreds of thousands of individuals, if not more, do so each year – that does not remove the anxiety from sorting and submitting economic information.

'It's good that Christmas parties are being cancelled - enforced fun is hell'

Brace yourselves: Christmas Day is less than three weeks away. We’ve had the pandemic, the pingdemic and now - the partydemic. Yes, drape some tinsel, model a Christmas jumper and head out to your work’s Christmas bash. 'Tis the season to be jolly, right? Wrong. The Omicron variant has meant numerous companies have canned their Christmas parties. Perhaps yours is one of them, and now you're stuck at home with a glass (or two) for company.

How to manage your time during essay season

The start of real academic work has properly begun. Even though many people have been attending seminars, watching lectures and completing their reading, this has probably been happening alongside a lot of leisure. As long as you have viewed your lectures, and your essential reading is finished, however, you can, by and large, get through most seminars unscathed. Yet that is not only what we are here for. Essays and assignments are part of the academic process, demonstrating whether you unders

Bill Bryson’s ‘Notes from a Small Island’ is a delightful pleasure of a book

Travel writing is a genre of crafting words that deserves a far greater appreciation. The ability to take readers to another world without needing to leave a room prompts pure delight, and is a skill that has never been more needed. Travel writing is not simply a brochure or itinerary about the best parts of a location, but should capture a true sense of place that reaches an audience who might not otherwise have a chance to visit somewhere.

The best dining locations in Cambridge for studying

Deciding where to study is a decision all of us have to make at some point (unless you’ve fluxed every exam). For the last 18 months, there was little choice but the confines of one’s bedroom, if that. Now, with restrictions eased, the location one can complete work in has become far more flexible. From a college library to perhaps even a pub with friends, the context in which one undertakes study is vital for any productivity. Well, in Cambridge, you are certainly spoilt for choice with a fine array of food and drink locations. Alongside providing an excellent culinary variety of treats, they can double up as the prime position to finish that essay, revise that exam and ensure you are on the way to academic success. So here, in no particular order, are my favourite locations in Cambridge for eating and studying.

Books and Brexit: What can we expect from a post-EU literary landscape?

If the last five years have taught us anything, it’s just how pervasive the European Union, for better or worse, has been on a whole multitude of public policy areas. From food to fisheries, immigration to economic activity, the five years of Brexit wars over our prospect for departure brought numerous policy areas to the front of political attention that had previously been ignored. One of those, surprisingly, is the world of book publishing and copyright rules.

Will ‘Life Stories’ be the same without Piers Morgan?

I’ve written previously for The Boar about the ever so controversial figure of Piers Morgan. Indeed, to say the presenter divides opinion is the least controversial view of all time. Back then, he had left Good Morning Britain in a storm, with rumours igniting about whether, given subsequent falling ratings, ITV would invite him back as the lead presenter. That is most certainly no more. With the recent announcement Morgan was leaving his Life Stories programme after 12 years, he has cut his fin
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