The Student and the Algorithm: How the Exam Results Fiasco Threatened One Pupil’s Future

Bright students in historically low-achieving schools were tumbling, sometimes in great, cliff-edge drops of two or three grades, because of institutional records they had nothing to do with.”

Author: Tom Lamont
Source: The Guardian
Published: Feb 18, 2021
Length: 27 minutes (6,759 words)

Can We Escape from Information Overload?

When one artist isolated himself in his dark London studio for a few days, he tuned out modernity’s noise and learned what the brain can do when it isn’t bombarded with alerts and messages and screens all the time.

Author: Tom Lamont
Source: 1843
Published: May 7, 2020
Length: 21 minutes (5,387 words)

The Invisible City: How a Homeless Man Built a Life Underground

“After decades among the hidden homeless, Dominic Van Allen dug himself a bunker beneath a public park. But his life would get even more precarious.”

Author: Tom Lamont
Source: The Guardian
Published: Mar 5, 2020
Length: 24 minutes (6,244 words)

Trapped: The Grenfell Tower Story

The untold story of what it felt like to fight that fire and to flee it — a story of a thousand impossible decisions and the people who dared to make them.

Author: Tom Lamont
Source: GQ
Published: Nov 28, 2017
Length: 28 minutes (7,010 words)