Started by a group of graduates in 2016, Porridge is an online magazine working to bring together different disciplines, mediums, and genres. As of February 2018, Porridge also publishes biannually in print.
This is a home for the intellectually curious. Porridge likes academia and popular culture, ‘high’ and ‘low’ cultures, and a lovely mish-mash of the two. The creative and the technical are allies here.
We take an interdisciplinary approach because life isn’t exclusively any one thing but a myriad of intersections, we want to reflect that. Find out more about the team below.
Georgia Tindale – Founder & Co-editor Arts & Humanities
Georgia Tindale is working as an Editorial Assistant in Cambridge with degrees in Medieval and Renaissance Literature and English with Creative Writing from the University of Cambridge and Birmingham. Georgia founded Porridge in her final year at Birmingham. She is interested in a wide range of subjects including poetry, science writing, health and society, history, religion and postcolonial studies. She tweets @tindale_georgia
Nora Selmani – Co-editor Arts & Humanities
Nora Selmani is currently undertaking a MA in Comparative Literature at King’s College London after a period of working in academic publishing. She has degree in English with Creative Writing from the University of Birmingham. When she’s not editing the Arts subs, she fiddles with Porridge’s website and social media. Her principal interests are in diaspora literature and gender, especially in poetry. Nora’s first chapbook Portraits is published by Lumin. She tweets @arbnoraselmani.
Kitty Howse – Science Editor
Kitty Howse is the science editor at Porridge. She is a graduate from the University of Birmingham with a masters in Mechanical Engineering. Areas of particular interest in the world of science include biomedical engineering, robotics, and the public understanding of science. Non-scientific areas of interest include feminist theory, motorsports, and politics. She is training to become a clinical engineer with the NHS and working towards a masters in Clinical Science.
Chris Rouse – Non-Fiction Editor
Chris Rouse is a PhD candidate at the University of Birmingham, researching representations of East Asia in medieval European maps and travel literature. He graduated from Birmingham with a BA in History and Politics in 2016 and from the University of York with an MA in Medieval Studies in 2018. He has a keen interest in interdisciplinarity, global history and the history of ideas and ideologies. In his spare time he can often be found in old churches making bad jokes about Gothic Architecture. He tweets at @ChrisRouse1212 and one day aspires to be good at it.