The Heart of Paris

23/04/2019 by Victoria Heward
Last week, the French capital, Paris, was at the centre of world attention as people watched its famous cathedral burn and its spire crash down in flames....

Ostara and… the Easter Egg

17/04/2019 by Victoria Heward
Did you know, the Christian festival that we call Easter in English originally takes its name from a Saxon goddess called Ostara? But, who was Ostara and...

How do you spell your name, Mr Shakespeare?

08/04/2019 by Victoria Heward
William Shakespeare is usually considered the father of English literature. Students study his work in schools all around the world and his plays are rarely...

Don’t be an April Fool today!

01/04/2019 by Victoria Heward
Don’t believe everything you read on the social network today. It’s1st April and, in English speaking countries, that means April Fools’ Day. You’ll...

Celebrating spring at Stonehenge!

20/03/2019 by Victoria Heward
Every year thousands of tourists visit Stonehenge. They all want the answers to the same questions. When?                How?  Who?     ...

Cinema: Shakespeare in love

26/02/2019 by Victoria Heward
Shakespeare in Love is the title of a 1998 film which tells of an imaginary love affair between the writer and an actress. But what about the real Shakespeare,...