What a bloody mess

What a bloody mess

When our servicemen and women returned from six years of a dreadful series of wars in 1945 they voted for the hope and aspiration of Attlee’s Labour Party in the election held in July (over two weeks) to the huge shock and surprise of Winston Churchill, our war time hero....

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What the Haitch!

What the Haitch!

That doyen of accuracy, the Oxford English Dictionary, gives ‘aitch’ as the correct way of pronouncing the letter H. (‘Aitch’ is  of course derived from the Late Latin ‘aha’ through Old French  and Middle English ‘ache’.  Aha, you didn’t know that?) But, mysteriously, this is not the pronunciation that is...

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Courage and Creativity

Courage and Creativity

Achievement of pretty much any sort has value precisely because of the fight that has to be engaged to gain it, to be tough enough to overcome what is thrown at us and to keep on keeping on.  Those born with a disability, whether of mobility, hearing, vision, cognitive or...

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Cutting Edge: Modernist British Printmaking

Cutting Edge: Modernist British Printmaking

Between the wars, there emerged a radical and vibrant art movement in Britain called Modernism, using the medium of lino-cut. You may think that Power and Flight and were just two of the subjects touched on, along with Urban Living, At Work and Play, and Pastoral Life, but Claude Flight,...

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The East West Institute & Conflict Prevention

The East West Institute & Conflict Prevention

The EastWest Institute (EWI) is an international non governmental organisation, founded in 1980, that works to reduce international conflict. The institute has a 39-year track record of convening dialogue and back channel diplomacy to develop sustainable solutions for today’s major political, economic and security issues. It is committed to bringing...

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Taking the Devil out of Prada: Why study fashion?

Taking the Devil out of Prada: Why study fashion?

There are more requirements to become a successful fashion designer than just watching The Devil Wears Prada on repeat. It requires creative freedom, expressive fearlessness, and years of education. Fashion design is the art of creating clothes through the application of different techniques, designs, and materials and students who dream...

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International News Roundup July 2019

International News Roundup July 2019

Tblisi, Georgia Protests continue to rage in the Georgian capital after crowds gathered for weeks demand the resignation of top officials and call for an early parliamentary election. The initial protests began as the result of Russian MP Sergei Gavrilov giving a speech in Russian from the speaker’s seat in...

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Why we need a Summit of Minds

Why we need a Summit of Minds

It is all too apparent that the divide between people and politicians is growing rapidly. Lack of trust, belief and hope in our leaders needs addressing. Communication between people and our integration with the government is in serious decline. We need our countries’ sharpest minds to come forward and address...

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