Spotlight on... Oscar Wilde

03/01/2018 by Victoria Heward
“I can resist everything except temptation.” Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde   The Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and critic,...

History: Dandyism and fashion

03/01/2018 by Victoria Heward
The words ‘dandy’ and ‘dandyism’ were first used to describe a man who loved fashion and was particularly interested in his physical appearance....

Culture: Winter in Oscar Wilde

03/01/2018 by Victoria Heward
Oscar Wilde’s plays for the theatre are very funny but his beautiful short stories are delicate, dramatic and almost poetic. His descriptions of nature...

Cinema: The Importance of Being Earnest

03/01/2018 by Victoria Heward
The Importance of Being Earnest is probably Oscar Wilde’s most famous play. It first appeared on the London stage in 1895 and delighted theatre audiences...

Spotlight on... Pride and Prejudice

01/12/2017 by Victoria Heward
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” Pride and Prejudice by Jane...

Culture: Food in Jane Austen

01/12/2017 by Victoria Heward
Food was very important in Georgian England and often seen as a status symbol, showing how much money and influence a family had. It was important to receive...