The 1451 Review is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal for undergraduates who wish to connect the dots between subjects.
Students of leading academic institutions worldwide are all too often encouraged to specialize early in one field, viewing problems through one singular lens. As such, interdisciplinary thinking is a skill not sufficiently practiced by the next generation of problem solvers and world changers.
Today we face unprecedented challenges, some of the most complex problems human history has had to encounter.
Interdisciplinary thinking allows us to combine subjects together in new and relevant ways to solve problems that can not be solved in any other way. At The 1451 Review, we believe interdisciplinary thinking to be the key ingredient that makes innovation happen. It doesn’t just build bridges between existing concepts, but will often give birth to new ideas. Ideas that can help solve the world’s biggest problems.
The 1451 Review was founded by a group of final year university students who had grown frustrated by the, at times, one-dimensional nature of higher academic education.
They wished to see an academic journal that celebrated the coming together of various fields of study, with an intention to solve pressing problems.
The name was picked as an homage to their university, the University of Glasgow, which was founded in 1451 and encourages its students to solve global challenges.