Catherine Cox

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Six points I took from Nick Clegg’s Lib Dem conference Q&A

On Lib Dem Voice: Reportage | Live Twitter Stream | Contribute<br>On the official party website: Conference home <br>Watch Live on BBC Parliament<p><i>Here are six</i> …

Woman with Down Syndrome Fights for Her Freedom – and Wins

Jenny Hatch wasn’t trying to be a hero.<p>She just wanted to live with the family she loved.<p>But while the 29-year-old woman with Down Syndrome was …

South Park, satire and us – by Matt Stone

With his creative partner Trey Parker, Matt Stone created both the enduringly popular adult cartoon series <i>South Park</i> and the smash-hit musical <i>The Book of Mormon</i>.<p>Pairing boyish, gross-out comedy with biting parody, they are two of the darkest satirists in US media.<p>Working with video-game developer …

Generation jitters: are we addicted to caffeine?

Propped up on my desk before me, there is a vacuum-sealed bag of white powder. Chemists would recognise this substance as a methylated xanthine, composed of tiny crystalline structures. It is a drug, and I have been under its influence nearly every day for the past 25 years. It is caffeine, and in …

Domestic violence on campus: face up to the truth

When you think of domestic violence, what image springs to mind? I bet you don't picture a seemingly sociable student in a university hall of residence.<p>It took me a long time to work out if I really wanted to write this article. Partly due to a fear of what people would think. Would they pity me? …