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powerful desire to be a lawyer - even going so far as to do a few days work experience at Camberwell Magistrates Court. My abiding memory of that was the overwhelming sense of pointlessness I felt every day on the train journey. The idea that 20% of my day was spent in a metal tube with a bunch of complete strangers, being transported like cattle to a place that was huge, crowded, smelly and dirty, made me physically ill.

But then, during my Humanities lessons at Secondary School, we studied news media. The first Gulf War had just happened, which I had found terrifying, and we spent some time discussing the news coverage of that. Then we looked at the subject of conservation of the population of gorillas in Rwanda. The country had been in the news increasingly over recent months due to worsening social...

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