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History: The origins of Hallowe’en

10/10/2018 by Victoria Heward
The word Hallowe’en is short for All Hallows’ Eve and refers to the evening of 31st October. This is the evening before All Saints’ Day on 1st November,...

Culture: Trick or Treat

10/10/2018 by Victoria Heward
Nowadays people go Trick-or-Treating everywhere, but it is usually considered an American tradition. On Hallowe’en night, groups of children dress up...

TV: The Twilight Saga (2008-2012)

10/10/2018 by Victoria Heward
Vampires first came to the public’s attention in 1897 when Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula introduced British readers to the terrible, bloodsucking count...

History: The Grand Tour

11/09/2018 by Victoria Heward
Wilkie Collins’ father, William Collins, was a landscape painter and, in 1836, he left England with his young family in search of inspiration in Europe....

Culture: The War of the Worlds

28/08/2018 by Victoria Heward
H.G. Wells’ novel The War of the Worlds, about a Martian attack on the Earth, was written in 1898. In 1938 the famous actor Orson Welles (1915-1985)...

Geography: Life on Mars

28/08/2018 by Victoria Heward
Astronomers and philosophers have been interested in life on other planets for hundreds of years and Mars is usually the planet that inspires them most....