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Connor Lane – Life in London | Week 1

Connor Lane

10 January 2017

This week has been a fantastic introduction to living in London – the fast paced lifestyle, the English breakfasts and the Centre of Policy Studies are among the millions of components that make this city great.

I spent my first few days exploring and getting a feel for the city, the dichotomy between Perth and London is stark. Life in one of the most isolated cities in the world can do little to prepare you for life in one of the most central.

Ideas are easily accessible in London. Ideas I can’t help but think can be applied to Perth in so many ways. The ever-present conferences available around the city host authors and thinkers that keep the interested knowledgeable. The numerous and diverse think tanks maintain a healthy debate and of course the multiple publications with their own areas of interest, keep their readers constantly informed.

I’m lucky enough to be interning at one such publication, CapX! I’ve been an avid reader since I was turned onto their work by Mannkal and it’s great to see first hand the inner workings of the organisation. My favourite daily task is helping to aggregate articles from interesting sources and posting them to CapX’s website. This involves sifting through written pieces by the likes of the FEE and the Ayn Rand institute and aiming to select the most relevant for CapX’s readership.

I always leave the office elated at the wide range of opinions I have absorbed during the day, a feeling which continues as I walk past Westminster Abbey, around Big Ben and over Westminster Bridge on my walk home!

Overall, it has been a very busy first week but the experiences have been invaluable. I can’t wait to see what the coming week holds and share it with you all!

Margaret Thatcher at the Centre for Policy Studies

Daily commute past Big Ben

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