Category Archive: Society

An Historic Day for Women and Queens

Today is the day that we hear the death toll for male primogeniture dominating the line of succession to the throne throughout the whole of the Commonwealth. As H.M. The Queen addressed the… Continue reading

Breaking Your Diet: The Rules

 Most women will go on a diet at some point in their lives. Many women will go on many diets, myself included. A lot of diets are fads that come and go with… Continue reading

Remembering the Battle of Britain

September 15th holds a special place in the British calendar, a day set aside for celebrating the successful defence of our island during the Battle of Britain. However, today is not just about… Continue reading

A City Burning with Chaos

Nottingham wakes up this morning: a city in fear following a night of mob rule. As all law-abiding citizens vacated the city yesterday afternoon and stayed at home, yesterday’s night sky was a… Continue reading

I Predict a Capitalist Riot

The riots in London have been shocking. We still don’t really know exactly what happened to turn a peaceful protest about a man’s death into  full-scale riot, but the violence, arson and looting… Continue reading

Obliterating a Discipline: Fiscal Gain at the Price of Impoverished Minds

The news hit the web this week that the Classics Dept at Royal Holloway is seriously under threat from closure, due to financial concerns. This is terrible news, and the way it is… Continue reading

H. M. The Queen and Eternal Style

Two new photos emerged in the Sunday newspapers this morning: one of Princess Elizabeth (now H.M. The Queen) on honeymoon with the Duke of Edinburgh, and the other of Queen Elizabeth (later The… Continue reading

Feminism for the 21st Century?

I have to admit, I don’t follow the stereotype of Woman, but only because I don’t want to. I want to be who I am, and not someone else’s (let alone, “society’s”) concept… Continue reading

H.M. The Queen of Green

The first thing that strikes you about this stunning portrait is the dominance of green in the composition, and it draws the eye towards the centre of the portrait: Her Majesty The Queen. She… Continue reading