What is Pi?
Pi has existed for over 60 years, founded in 1945 by Richard Lubbock, a first-year pre-medical student. Pi was originally launched as a fortnightly news-sheet, and proved to be extremely popular amongst students, even charging a small fee. The publication was named after the residing provost of the time, Sir David Pye.
The small news-sheet eventually developed into a glossy magazine, which saw famous alumni such as Jonathan Dimbleby as past editors. It was not until 2006 that a newspaper was introduced as a sister publication by second-year Geography student Simon Dedman, who now works as a broadcast journalist for BBC News. In 2013 the decision was made to revamp the website and merge the publications to make sure quality content was available around the clock.
Now, Pi Magazine is UCL’s largest student publication, published by Pi Media Society roughly every 3-4 weeks. Around 3,000 copies of the publication are distributed all over campus, from the UCL union, to department common rooms, to select student halls, to libraries and cafés.
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