The Enduring Popularity of Lego

The perfect combination of construction and fun, Lego’s little coloured blocks have not only endured, but survived and thrived.

Why is romance the poor relation of literature?

In the Victorian era romance was considered not only to be of poor quality, but dangerous.

Skills to Cultivate in Secondary School

You are going to need and will start putting “soft” and “hard” skills to good use, starting at secondary school.

Millicent Garrett Fawcett and the campaign for Women’s Suffrage

In July 1869, at a time when it was unusual for women to be allowed to speak on a public platform, Millicent spoke at the first public meeting held by the London Society for Women’s Suffrage.

Spanish Traditions: The Three Kings

The Wise Men, Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar, are seen in most towns and villages throughout Spain at some point during the day of the 5th January as they parade through the streets on highly decorated floats representing their arrival from afar.


The Landfillharmonic Orchestra

Many people all over the world are working on innovative ways to make use of what others have thrown away…

Johannes Gutenberg’s Information Revolution

Suddenly, books could be printed, not just in ones or twos, but in hundreds and thousands at a time, at a fraction of their previous cost, thereby making them available to more people.

Tackling GCSE English Language Revision

Here are my top five tips for acing your English Language revision…

The Christmas Truce of 1914

For a few brief hours, both sides of the war met as equals and not as enemies.

School trips

Parents’ opinions on school trips

For some, one of the best bits of childhood is heading out on school trips to fun and exciting places. Whether home schooled or in the education system, a change of scenery and pace can often be a welcome treat. Seeing interesting or exciting places in the flesh is often more stimulating and memorable than […]

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