The Decline of the High Street – Or Is It?

The Decline of the High Street – Or Is It?

Clearly, there has been a rising number of high street shops closing down all over the UK. According to a survey made by the Local Data Company (LDC), sixteen stores closed a day in 2018 and these figures are likely to increase in years to come. This situation has...
Are Most Jobs Just… Pointless?

Are Most Jobs Just… Pointless?

Are most jobs in today’s world pointless? Surely not – if that were true, people would realise. But what if they already have? The year is 1930. Revered economist John Maynard Keynes — whose ideas would go on to shape 20th century economics and beyond — theorises that...
The Legacy of Hawthorns

The Legacy of Hawthorns

When I first came to Keele a couple of years ago, I knew little about the university’s past. However, I quickly discovered (after going to pre-drinks across campus during the first few months) that a mythical legend existed: that of the former Hawthorns...