Oxbridge Project: Our world V social media

Oxbridge Project students have been researching two key issues that have cropped up in the media this week.

Firstly, they looked at an article explaining how important social media is in the world today. They discussed whether or not we could live without a smartphone and debated some of the difficulties that such a loss might bring.

Next, the group read about a recent news story that has caused considerable controversy. It has been reported that the organisation behind the feminist campaign ‘This is what a feminist looks like’ unwittingly used a sweatshop in Mauritius to produce their £45 t-shirts – which celebrities have been wearing as a gesture of support for women’s issues.

Students discussed the benefits of the campaign but ultimately decided that the organisation’s ethics were not strong enough.

The group is looking forward to next week’s talk about maths and philosophy.