From Student to Change

Today marks the 45th anniversary of the first issue of Student, the magazine I created as a teenager that started the Virgin story.

We first published Student on January 26th 1968. Take a look at the cover - it featured the likes of Vanessa Redgrave and David Hockney, and was a youth-culture magazine that protested against the Vietnam War.

To get it started, all it took was a few pennies to call advertisers and contributors from the school phone box, a lot of determination, and a bit luck.

Im glad to see the spirit of Student is alive and well today, as a magazine called Change has been put together from scratch within 24 hours of its conception by students from the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Arts.

It just so happens to feature my son Sam on the cover, with an interview about Breaking The Taboo. Congratulations to all involved. It is well worth a read.

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