Rattlecap: n. A unsteady, volatile person; a madcap: generally said of a girl.
The Rattlecap was created in 2018 by a group of University of Edinburgh students who wanted to create a space where activism and radical thought were central and accessible. Our monthly-ish editions, centered around a chosen theme, bring together creative writing, politics, history, education, art, and advocacy.
We value voices that are underrepresented in today’s narratives; voices that show a perspective that examines, challenges, and radically reimagines the society that we live in. We hope that The Rattlecap can become an intersectional forum for discussion and change, and a thought-provoking, kind, and empowering space.
Anyone can write, edit, and illustrate for us - just get in touch!
Be sure to also check out our sibling publication RattleRood - offering regular news, analysis, and commentary on Scottish politics - and Rattlecast, our podcast.
Meet the team:
Editors-in-Chief Iz Gius and Phoebe McGowan
Current Affairs Editors Rufus Pickles and Rob Bazaral
Arts & Culture Editors Hannah Rothmann and Isi Williams
History, Philosophy & Education Editor Tom Wileman
Creative Writing Editor Albertine Clarke
Literature Editor Charley Rose Jones
RattleRood Editor Max Hunter
Illustration Coordinators Josie Berry and Polly Burnay
Social Media Coordinator Isi Williams
Secretary Anushka Kumar
Treasurer Anushka Joglekar
Social Secretary Lorna Hastings
Fresher's Rep Benjamin Duncan
Senior Writers Paula Lacey and Annabel Wilde