Publications with politics, attitude, and some notable interviews
Student magazines open a window into history.
“The articles and photographs capture the political, social and cultural attitudes and interests of students throughout our first century,” says Simon Dixon, Head of Archives and Special Collections.
“There has been some important campaigning writing, for example the coverage of the anti-apartheid movement during the 1970s and 1980s. There have been notable political interviews, including with Robert Mugabe and Yasser Arafat.”
The first student magazine, Luciad, was handwritten and issued in 1924, and was followed by the Wave. The Ripple has reflected student life since 1950, and a great many societies have launched their own publications and newsletters.
The online Leicester Student Magazine is keeping the tradition of campaigning journalism alive. Digital publications are being saved to preserve the student voices of our second century.