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NAME: LUKE WHITE-THOMSON
HOMETOWN: SUFFOLK, ENGLAND
COLLEGE: EXETER, OXFORD
What got you interested in politics?
The last few years of political turbulence in the UK have made me want to stay as informed as possible in order to allow myself to make sense of the constantly shifting political landscape. Furthermore, having grown up in a household where discussion of current affairs and politics was encouraged I always felt that politics was something to actively engage with rather than passively allow to pass me by.
What is your favorite Monument in Washington, DC?
The Lincoln Memorial will always be hard to beat, however I remember the first (and only) time I visited DC finding the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial very striking.
What is your favorite book?
This is such a tough question! But the book I find myself going back to the most is The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach.
If you could interview one person (dead or alive) who would it be?
I think that Miles Davis, because of his consistently dynamic impact on music whilst he was alive (as well as his after his death), would just about win out over David Attenborough who is too much of a British icon not to get a mention.
What is your favorite sports team?
Arsenal F.C. – I’m a Gooner for life!