Coronavirus can help us to reclaim our streets 

Coronavirus can help us to reclaim our streets 

When the UK went into lockdown, we were forced en-masse to disband our routines. Like many others, my new normal now included a daily walk. Using the initially allotted exercise hour, I would stroll from Shepherd’s Bush to Hammersmith River, cross Hammersmith Bridge, lap the perimeter of a small lake,...

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Flowers virtually everywhere

Flowers virtually everywhere

When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden. – Minnie Aumoni   By May Woods Undoubtedly the cancellation of the biggest event on any horticulturalist’s calendar, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, has left many bereft.   In its long history, the Chelsea Flower Show has...

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Chiswick: A tale of two rivers

Chiswick: A tale of two rivers

Nature and Man have smiled on Chiswick. For those who have not had the good fortune to discover the place (Chiswick means ‘cheese farm’ in Old English which is fair enough), the experience can be conveniently divided into two: South Chiswick and North Chiswick. One is defined by the Thames...

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The Music Man Project

The Music Man Project

David Stanley, a former Deputy Head teacher at a Performing Arts Specialist Secondary School and now director of the Music Man Project, was inspired after teaching his friend Tony, who has Downs Syndrome how to play ‘I am the Music Man’. In 2001 David started the Southend Mencap Music School,...

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Four ways to prepare your child for boarding school

Four ways to prepare your child for boarding school

By Helen Lami, course director of Academic Summer Beautiful buildings, the chance to forge lifelong friendships and a varied curriculum – minus the charms and herbology lessons: some of the similarities that British boarding schools have with J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Unlike Harry’s journey to Hogwarts, getting ready...

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Box Hill School: Q and A with their Head of Boarding

Box Hill School: Q and A with their Head of Boarding

Interview with Box Hill School’s Head of Boarding John Attewell. What is the day-to-day life of a boarder like? Although it is reasonably structured, we regard the boarding experience as ‘home from home’ and therefore try to mirror, as far as possible the post school experience of our day students....

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Fulham Beach Bar Review

Fulham Beach Bar Review

The sun peeped its fingers and toes round the corner of the clouds for just enough time for us to properly enjoy this venue, before the crippling grey and cold returned, banishing us back inside. Set on the Thames, the Fulham bar is located right on the waters edge adding...

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AI in healthcare

AI in healthcare

A data-driven future is on healthcare’s horizon with ninety percent of NHS jobs set to require digital skills in the next twenty years. Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) could save 5.7m hours of GPs time across the country, according to a recent report led by Dr Eric Topol, Founder of...

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Communal Living in London

Communal Living in London

Renting in London, has become an arduous task. Five interested tenants to one empty property, selling your soul to live in a shed at the end of someone’s garden and never getting good value for money. The Office for National Statistics found that in 2017, 5% of British citizens experienced...

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Vegan Mania

Vegan Mania

Veganism- the philosophy and lifestyle that rejects using animals in the production of anything consumed by humans, has rapidly moved into the mainstream. Once viewed as a practice only undertaken by a minority of subcultures, plant-based lifestyles have suddenly exploded in popularity throughout society. The Vegan Society; a leading vegan...

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