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History

Breaking News? Journalism Throughout the Centuries!

Fleet Street runs parallel to the Thames, one of the main thoroughfares of London. City workers, tourists and red buses make their way along it, overlooked by tall buildings that betray hints of the street’s past. Today it is a centre of investment banking, accountancy and law. A passage running perpendicular leads to the 12th […]Read More

Travelling

Russian Literature around the World: Petersburg Tales

Nikolai Vasilyevich came to St. Petersburg, still a young man dreaming of transforming the world. When he reached St Petersburg, he collided with the reality of the big city. His plan was to become a lawyer in order to improve the lives of the people there. However, the young man soon understood that this was […]Read More

Society

The Corona Crisis Around the World: A Year On

A little over a year ago, it would have been almost impossible to predict that the world was on the brink of a pandemic. To date over 2.5 million people have lost their lives to Covid-19, the new virus, and it has drastically affected the lives of even those who haven’t caught it. It has […]Read More

Society

Russian Literature around the World: Eugene Onegin

The novel “Eugene Onegin” has a central place among all the artistic endeavors of A. S. Pushkin. This is the most significant work of the poet, the most famous and influenced the development of Russian literature the most. The novel took 7 years, 4 months and 17 days of hard work (1823 – 1831) and […]Read More

Society

Bible Translation: The Present, the Past and its Future

It was through crosswords that Phil King ended up involved in Bible translation. Beginning his maths degree at Cambridge University, he had never considered going into it. Although he’d enjoyed reading the Bible as a teenager, he was ‘nerdy and introverted’, and didn’t think he had the ‘people skills’ for such a field. He was […]Read More

Art

How the British See Classic Czech Literature: The Unbearable Lightness

Internationally, Milan Kundera is possibly the most famous Czech writer of all time. His books, which include titles such as The Joke, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Immortality, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting or Laughable Loves, have become Czech classics and global bestsellers. Despite his enormous fame in the Czech Republic, his attitude towards […]Read More

Society

How Czechs See Classic British Literature: Animal Farm

Animal Farm, an allegorical novel, was published in 1945, as the second world war came to its end. Labelled by Orwell himself as ‘a fairy story’, it tells the tale of a farm which stages a revolution against its farmer and, in doing so, all of man-kind. The animals dream of a farm in which […]Read More

Politics

The Legacy of Slavery: Comparing Britain and Brazil

Around the world, people experience the effects of slavery in their day to day lives. Of course, the long legacy of slavery is varied, depending largely on whether countries were the colonised or the coloniser. In Britain, slavery was seen for a long time as an opportunity far across the seas, and the injustices in […]Read More

History

Has the UN achieved its goals?

2020 marks the 75th year of the United Nations, a milestone since it came into being towards the end of WW2. Today 193 nations – every formally recognised country except the Vatican – is part of it, but it was originally formed by just ‘the Allied Big Four’.  Its name was coined by Roosevelt in […]Read More

History

The D-Day landings: ‘You had to hear and see it

After a year of training and months of waiting, the moment had come. The date had been set (and postponed), the weather was finally right. The cold morning air was a mix of excitement and apprehension.  “It wasn’t fear yet,” Frank tells me. 76 years on, he recounts his experiences from during the Second World […]Read More