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

The Great White Stag Lives!

The red deer is one of the most enchanting animals of Britain, and the stags are the most formidable and imposing of all. While you may struggle to see a red stag in… Continue reading

A New Portrait of H. M. The Queen Unveiled

This week, a new portrait of H. M. the Queen was unveiled. The artist, Darren Baker, is well-known for his classical realist style, which has in his latest work been complemented by his… 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

The Red Post Box: A Royal British Icon

There is nothing more British than guards’ red: Beefeaters, telephone boxes, the London bus, the Yeomen of the Guard, and post boxes. In bright, vibrant red the post box is a highly visible… Continue reading

Masks, Wigs, Diamonds and Hair: Lady Gaga’s Identity Parade

Lady Gaga’s eccentric performance of Hair on the  Paul O’Grady Show raised more than a few eyebrows. Hair was an intriguing choice of song, a self-validating anthem of teen independence which certifies that your hair has a crucial… 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