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Behind the Headlines: Why Cambridge’s dire diversity needed tackling by a music icon

20th August 2018

The ‘Stormzy Scholarship’ has brought concerns around the lack of diversity inside Britain’s most prestigious universities back under the spotlight. Our Senior Consultant, Kate Begg, looks at how Cambridge University can use this recent crisis as a springboard to elicit real change. What happened? Renowned grime artist Stormzy added an extra layer of excitement to […]

A Hundred bad ideas? How the ECB can launch its new tournament

17th July 2018

Following the launch of Pagefield Sport, Sam Barnett opens the batting for a new series of sports blogs. Sam considers how the English and Wales Cricket Board could launch ‘The Hundred’, a controversial new tournament set to start play in 2020. Cricket is dying, apparently. Figures show that 58% of Brits find the sport ‘dull […]

Gender Pay Gap: PR exercise or serious business commitment?

6th April 2018

This week, the gender pay gap has dominated news headlines as businesses rush to publish their figures ahead of the Government’s deadline. Now it’s been revealed that, on average, 78% of UK companies pay women less than men Ellie Riddles looks at what’s next for businesses who need to prove they are effectively tackling the […]

The Pagefield Review

23rd March 2018

With the UK-Russia diplomatic crisis boiling over, it was going to take a big news story to knock this off the front pages…enter stage left Chris Wylie. Wylie lifted the lid on his former employer, data firm Cambridge Analytica, revealing their misuse of Facebook data – revelations that have sparked debate on the use of personal […]

Oh Snap! Kylie Jenner knocks £1bn off Snap’s shares

5th March 2018

A single tweet from Kylie Jenner wiped £1bn off Snap’s shares, leaving investors confused and concerned. Olivia Crawford takes a look at what it means for Snapchat and assesses the growing trend of celebrities influencing stock markets.   What Happened? Recently, Kylie Jenner, the American reality TV star, social media personality and entrepreneur, tweeted: “sooo does […]

Meet the Editor: 5 Things We Learned from Tim Montgomerie, Editor of UnHerd

19th January 2018

Editor of UnHerd, Tim Montgomerie, joined us at Pagefield this week for our ‘Meet the Editor’ breakfast. Paul Codd provides his take. Launching UnHerd in the summer of 2017, editor and founder, Tim Montgomerie set out to create a news site with a difference, challenging how we as readers approach the news – because in […]

Supporting ‘Global Britain’ – not ‘Britain First’

1st December 2017

Trump’s retweeting of the far-right group Britain First placed new pressure on the ‘special relationship’ this week. But with the US an important strategic partner for ‘Global Britain’, Ben Stetson asks how the Prime Minister can demonstrate the need for cordial relations whilst recognising Trump’s low approval rating in the UK.

Behind the Headlines: Cheers all round for cut-price beer

20th September 2017

One of the nation’s esteemed pub chiefs has slashed prices across the country in a clarion call to Government and industry alike. Ben Stetson takes a look at Tim Martin’s latest contribution to a political debate.