Category Archive: Society

W.E. Trailer Now Live

Madonna’s new film about the romance between Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII, W.E., is showing in cinemas soon. It looks like the film explores the radical new evidence that has come to light in recent… Continue reading

The Iron Lady

Meryl Streep, with her impeccable vocal mimicry, is uncanny at impersonating Mrs Thatcher. Other well-known British actors fill the ranks in supporting roles (Richard E. Grant, Jim Broadbent and Anthony Stewart Head all put… Continue reading

An Englishman’s Home is his Downton Abbey

How can we carry on now that Downton Abbey is off our screens until the autumn? I have found some solace in the Past Times sale, which is offering a range of official… Continue reading

British Stars of 2011

The Dowager Countess of Grantham has graced our screens once again this year, and her pithy, witty and catty remarks have had us chuckling for hours: While we take a look back at… Continue reading

Merry Christmas to One and All

I hope that all my readers are thoroughly enjoying a splendid Christmas, be it either in the bosom of the family home here in Blighty or on a sun-kissed beach on a tropical… Continue reading

A “Must Read” Guide to the New Student Fees System

Martin Lewis, who runs the savvy and indispensable moneysavingexpert.com, has just published an article on the new student fees system. Aimed at clarifying the new fiscal process for students, teachers and parents, it… Continue reading

Have you been reading The Edithorial lately?

In Obliterating a Discipline I considered the moral issues surrounding the impact of Higher Education cuts in British universities. Edith Hall’s blog, The Edithorial, contributes a weekly discussion on this topic and is well… Continue reading

Do you recognise any of these faces of the First World War?

When the Imperial War Museum was founded in 1917, one of its main aims was to record the experiences of people all around the Empire during the First World War. As such, many… Continue reading

Royally star-struck

Today’s papers are showcasing a newly-released photograph of Liz Taylor and the Queen Mother. This is an enchanting shot of two icons of British style, and it seems that Hollywood royalty was captivated by the… Continue reading