About Us

Berkeley Squares is an independent student newspaper written, produced and edited by sixth form volunteers at Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital School.

Since our founding in 2015 we have grown to over 25 dedicated contributors, editors and technical members. Whilst the majority of our audience is Bristol-based, the newspaper deals with regional, national and international issues that aim to voice a healthy spectrum of political and social opinion.

Please feel free to contact us with any queries or feedback.

Transparency

We strongly believe that journalism should be completely transparent, so you know where your news is coming from.

Our minimal running costs – web hosting and domain registration – are covered by Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital. Everyone who works on the site is a volunteer and receives no compensation.

The school does not direct which stories we cover, and does not in any way endorse the opinions we express. A member of school teaching staff is in one stage of our editorial review process, in a copy-editing capacity.

All articles are approved before publication by the school’s marketing department to check for legal compliance, such as with copyright and libel legislation. Our content management system does not allow them to edit articles at this stage, only to approve them or return them to their author for re-drafting. They have the ability to edit and take down articles post publication, and to take down the site itself. They have requested modifications a total of 3 times, the last of which was during February 2018.

Editorial Team

Jack Collard

Jack Collard

Editor; Property & Business Editor

Editor for Berkeley Squares and an interest in all things property, I try to write on a variety of topical issues including architecture, design and general property news.

Tom Hague

Tom Hague

Sports Editor

The Sports Editor at Berkeley Squares.

Edward Píška

Edward Píška

Joint Political Editor

A Conservative member living in North Somerset - pro Brexit. Cheery chap wanting to make his mark in the world of politics with a particular interest in health and defence.

Matthew Munday

Matthew Munday

Joint Political Editor

Joint Political Editor. I'd like to think I'm a worldly man. Eager to write about people, politics, sport and culture.

Harry King

Harry King

Culture Editor

Berkeley Squares' Culture Editor and resident food critic.

Toby Speirs

Toby Speirs

Science & Technology Editor; Chief Sub-Editor

Grammatical pedant, biology fanatic, aspiring medic: perfectly placed for my role in the Science and Technology section, you will rarely find me elsewhere.

Contributors

James Palmer

Film Correspondent

Can't find him? Probably because he's in a cinema. A keen film reviewer and film maker, with the picture from his latest. Happy to discuss film with anyone and everyone. Self-proclaimed burger connoisseur.

William Palmer

William Palmer

contributor

He may not have any GCSEs, but what he lacks in basic qualifications, he more than makes up for in knowledge and appreciation for the craft of film making.

Luke Bennett

Luke Bennett

contributor

Politics writer, who tries to focus on local news.

Jamie Hall

contributor

Dan Smithson

contributor

Joel Sodzi

Joel Sodzi

contributor

Writer at Berkeley Squares for articles focused on literature and language. Giving a new spin on an old medium. Oh, and let's throw some classics in there too

James Bunker

James Bunker

contributor

While James views himself as a mathematician, he has a passion for films. What makes a good film, what makes a bad film and whether a film is good or bad are the questions he tries to answer in his articles.

Rhys Freeman

contributor

Lochlan Emery

Lochlan Emery

contributor

Sixth former, living in Bristol, studying politics. What else do you need to know?

Technical Team

Chris Hyland

Chris Hyland

Technical Director

Technical Director, Video Producer, Sub-Editor, and (occasional) Contributor. Also: pedant and unrepentant worshipper of style guides.

Angus Bucknell

Angus Bucknell

administrator

Rory Neville

administrator

James Fletcher

administrator

Ben Salt

administrator

Prior Members

2017 Leavers

Andreas Richardson Technical Director
James Patrick Wearmouth Business and Political Editor
Rishil Adodra Contributor
Frank Dickens Contributor
Tom Scrivens Contributor

2016 Leavers

Iain Walker Political Editor
Finn Conway Contributor
Florian Howe Contributor
Ned McDougall Contributor
Kieran Small Contributor
Maximilian Yuen Food Critic