Georgie Morley

Writer Oxford, UK

Hi! I’m Georgie. I am currently studying History at the University of Oxford and hope to go into journalism. I enjoy reading and going on marches for all things intersectionality, feminism, and climate justice. Visit my LinkedIn and view my Twitter.

Hi! I’m Georgie. I am currently studying History at the University of Oxford and hope to go into journalism. I enjoy reading and going on marches for all things intersectionality, feminism, and climate justice. I’m also a Thred ambassador and although I’ve spent the last year at home I want to go travelling after I graduate to see more than just the south of England. Visit my LinkedIn and view my Twitter.

Latest Stories from Georgie

Native American history now compulsory in Connecticut schools

Native American history now compulsory in Connecticut schools

The history of Native Americans has often been left out of US school curriculums or portrayed inaccurately. In Connecticut that is about to change.  Despite Connecticut getting its name from an Algonquian word (one of the most widespread Native American language groups), there has long been an absence in the state’s taught history that is heavily felt by its native tribes. However, a new law passed this year will make the...

By Oxford, UK
MET Gala opening show is a celebration of designers of colour

MET Gala opening show is a celebration of designers of colour

Last night’s MET Gala saw the likes of Lupita Nyong’o, Rihanna, and Billie Eilish grace the red carpet in a celebration of American fashion, but it was the opening show that really caught the spotlight. The theme of this year’s MET Gala was In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, and saw actors, singers, politicians, and influencers pay homage to the history of American fashion. Notable outfits include Nikkie de Jager’s (NikkieTutorials)...

By Oxford, UK
The fight to raise awareness for female first responders in 9/11

The fight to raise awareness for female first responders in 9/11

One of the first women firefighters, Brenda Berkman, has led over a decade-long fight to highlight the role of women as first responders during 9/11. 20 years on, the attack on the Twin Towers still dominates the public memory of the world - but Brenda Berkman is fighting to show that we are remembering wrong. Berkman was off duty when the first tower was hit on September 11th 2001, but raced...

By Oxford, UK
Taylor Wessing Prize for Photography shortlist revealed

Taylor Wessing Prize for Photography shortlist revealed

The three finalists for the prestigious Taylor Wessing Prize have been announced. Kayta Ilina, David Prichard and Pierre-Elie de Pibrac are the shortlisted nominees for the award that celebrates contemporary portrait photography. The submitted pieces explore adversity, generational trauma, and the fluidity of gender. Although the pictures would usually be displayed in the National Portrait Gallery, due to redevelopment work, this year’s submissions will be exhibited at Cromwell Place in South Kensington. The...

By Oxford, UK
Corona launches the world’s first-ever ‘plastic fishing’ competition

Corona launches the world’s first-ever ‘plastic fishing’ competition

The beer company Corona recruited fishermen to take part in the world’s first ‘plastic fishing’ competition in Mexico. The event, which was in collaboration with the agency We Believers, saw 80 fishermen compete to make the biggest ‘catch’ of plastic waste off the coast of Mazatlán, Mexico. Collectively, the fishermen rescued nearly three tons of plastic (about the weight of two cars) with the winner pulling in about 815 pounds and...

By Oxford, UK
Opinion – Rehabilitation must be the way forward for UK prisons

Opinion – Rehabilitation must be the way forward for UK prisons

The UK should be looking to the Scandinavian model of reform and rehabilitation for inspiration, not America’s. The use of prisons as a form of punishment and detention dates back over 2,000 years to the Ancient Romans and Greeks, but the system of mass incarceration only became widespread in Europe during the Enlightenment period. The banalisation of this form of punishment was in response to popular resistance to public execution and...

By Oxford, UK
Scotland unveils country’s first women’s health plan

Scotland unveils country’s first women’s health plan

The women’s health minister revealed the country’s first women’s health plan, as part of Scotland’s ambition to tackle gender inequality in the medicinal world. Maree Todd announced the publication of a 68-page document covering issues such as menopause, sexual health, and endometriosis. The reform sets out 66 actions for the next three years as ‘the first stage of a long-term commitment to reducing health inequalities for women.’ As part of this plan,...

By Oxford, UK
Marseilles residents turn McDonald’s into community foodbank

Marseilles residents turn McDonald’s into community foodbank

A closed McDonald’s has been transformed into a lifeline for Marseille and now operates as a food bank. In between the majority Muslim neighbourhoods of Saint-Marthe and Saint-Barthélémy sits the first McDonald’s to be built in the ‘banlieues’ (suburbs) around France’s major cities. The fast-food restaurant was opened thanks to help from government funding in order to provide jobs in these areas, known for high levels of poverty and unemployment. The McDo,...

By Oxford, UK
Trans rights activists protest Tory government ‘shambles’

Trans rights activists protest Tory government ‘shambles’

Friday 6th August, trans activists and allies gathered outside 10 Downing Street to voice their anger at the ‘absolute shambles’ of the Tory government. Among their demands were the sacking of Tory equalities minister Liz Truss, an overhaul of the failed trans healthcare system, reform of the Gender Recognition Act, as well as legal recognition and protection for non-binary and intersex people under the Equality Act. They also called for any...

By Oxford, UK
New Zealand enters lockdown after one COVID-19 case found

New Zealand enters lockdown after one COVID-19 case found

As of Tuesday night, New Zealand has gone into a national lockdown after one positive COVID case was found. Jacinda Arden announced the snap lockdown after a single new case of infection, suspected to be the new Delta variant, was found in Auckland. New Zealand will be in level 4 lockdown - the highest alert level - for at least three days. Both Auckland and Coromandel will remain in lockdown for seven...

By Oxford, UK