Berkeley Squares

By Berkeley Squares | An independent newspaper for Bristol, written by Sixth Form students. Covering politics, food, business, film and more.

Tim Farron on Snap Election Special

Today I had the pleasure of meeting the leader of the Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron. In this exclusive Snap Election Special on the Berkeley Squares …

Scottish mutiny

As I sit, dripping wet and bored, on a train heading back to Bristol from my day of campaigning for the Welsh local elections, I spy an old, …

Referendums

The future of mass surveillance

The concept of mass surveillance existed long before the computer itself. Nazi Germany and the USSR are prime examples of nations that attempted to …

Surveillance

Oh to be in England

If you’ve recently been having trouble breathing and can’t even reach out for your inhaler without breaking into a cold sweat, don’t worry, it’s not …

How MetroBus could transform Bristol’s transport

A route map of the proposed MetroBusMetroBus is a new transport system coming to Bristol bringing faster routes, more comfortable journeys and better …

Transportation

A statement from the The Editor

Following my appointment as Editor of this excellent publication, I am sorry to hear that rather unnecessary questions are being asked about my …

Nick Clegg

Review: Grillstock

Grillstock is a chain of five restaurants, with two locally in Bristol (on the Triangle and at Saint Nicholas Market) and ones in Bath, Leicester and …

Restaurants

Will Qatar really host the 2022 FIFA World Cup?

Instead of enjoying a few beers and a barbecue, it is likely that English fans watching the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be accompanied by mulled wine …

FIFA

The prize of youth

It’s so hard to be young.Increasing property prices, the pressure of exams, student loans, reduced pension entitlement and longer working lives give …

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Mobile phones: more dangerous than they look

We all know how dangerous cars are. In Britain alone almost 2,000 people are killed every year and in 2015 23,000 were seriously injured – more than …

Berkeley

Saying hello to an old friend

Nokia HQ, Finland<i>Yes, our old friend is back. After hitting the gym for almost 17 years, he’s taken a whole bunch of steroids and now boasts the best</i> …

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RWA Bristol wins lottery grant

The Royal West of England Academy art gallery, BristolOne of Bristol’s finest art galleries has managed to ensure its future in the city after …

Street Art

Review: Vincenzo’s Pizza House

Vincenzo’s is a long established pizza restaurant situated on Park Street above TM Lewin’s. The building was bombed during the Second World War. I …

Food

A return ticket to the Moon, please

The Falcon Heavy with Dragon capsule attached<i>SpaceX and Virgin Galactic are getting hearts racing with excitement for wannabe space tourists. With</i> …

Exploration

Review: Logan

Having watched the trailers for Logan, I knew that this was going to be a very different superhero film. I dislike the fact that “superhero” is …

Comics

New NASA discovery: Star with seven Earth-like planets

On the morning of 22 February NASA announced its latest space discovery: something very interesting and mysterious.<b>So what was NASA’s exciting news</b> …

Universe

Special report: UK in limbo

Economically, 2016 was a sensational, revolutionary and, in the eyes of some, horrific year for the UK. Brexit is looming and new fears have emerged …

Corruption, hooligan culture and racism: Is Russia fit to host the 2018 World Cup?

In December 2010, Russia was selected to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The decision looked suspicious from the outset — a country known for …

FIFA

A post-truth world

With “post-truth” being Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year 2016, and numerous public debates involving this topic, it is important to explore …

Betsy DeVos

Review: Gang Signs and Prayer

The grime genre has grown exponentially over the last year. This is not only due to Stormzy, but also artists such as Kano and Skepta whose …

Music

Leonard Colebrook: The real father of antibiotics?

Antibiotics have saved countless lives in the past century, and are heavily relied upon for many prescriptions for a wide variety of bacterial …

Beautiful Buildings: The Edge

The Edge, Amsterdam, is possibly one of the most technologically advanced buildings in the worldGood design, especially in architecture, begins with …

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Drama: Defunct or desirable?

From cavemen grunting around a fire to “Who Killed Lucy Beale?”, drama has always been a part of human culture. However, should it be a core subject …

Pro-life Movement

Vera Cooper Rubin and dark matter

On 25 December 2016, the American astronomer Vera Cooper Rubin passed away, aged 88. One of her most significant contributions to physics was the …

Dark Matter

Housing prices for first-time buyers reach nine-year high

2016 was an incredibly historic year, bringing about change in every corner of the globe. Yet one thing that didn’t change was the rising price that …

Housing

Farewell Wiggo

‘Cool Factor?’ I think so…This December, Sir Bradley Wiggins announced his retirement from professional cycling. Despite the current investigations …

Tour de France

A memorable day in Bristol football: Matty Taylor joins City

Deadline day often throws up shocks but surely no one in Bristol would have thought today’s outcome possible. For the first time in over 30 years a …

Soccer

Bristol Rugby: A tale of two halves

After 7 years of play-off failures and disappointment, Bristol Rugby finally won promotion back to the Aviva Premiership in 2016 with a nail biting …

David Cameron: Misunderstood?

This week, David Cameron became the president of Alzheimer’s Research UK which was a surprise to many, as rumours suggested that he was to become …