Dictator

There are few ancient cultures that seem both so near and far from the current western world as the Romans. One of the first cultures to have a fully functioning (if relatively limited) democracy, the cerebral highs and brutal lows of their world both intrigue and repulse in equal measure....

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World Uni rankings for arts and humanities

Times Higher Education have released their Arts and Humanities world university rankings table for 2015/16. The UK has held its ground, with twenty of the top 100 universities. It also controls a quarter of the top twenty, with the University of Oxford in forth, UCL in fifth, the University of...

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RNIB Christmas Appeal

The Royal National Institute of Blind People are appealing for knitting and sewing enthusiasts to help make gifts and decorations this Christmas to support local blind and partially sighted people. The RNIB are appealing for donations of hand-made Christmas gifts or decorations to help raise money for the charity and as a...

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Comic Con: Home for the Weird

Heading to the ExCel centre on the 24th of October, the nature of the then expo made itself clear once I got on the DLR. Lara Croft, three Darth Vaders, and a slightly overweight Doc Brown joined me and a handful of bemused commuters on the carriage. They were cosplayers...

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St John’s Smith Square shortlisted for Independent Cultural Venue of the Year at the Dot London Small Business Awards

St John’s Smith has been selected as one of the six shortlisted finalists for the Dot London Small Business Awards in the category Independent Cultural Venue of the Year. The Awards aim to recognise a range of industries through the 12 categories, from Best Places to Eat and Drink, to...

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Obama Takes On the ‘Mighty’ at UNGA

Stood before the UN General Assembly, US President Barack Obama criticised the view that strong states must impose their will on weaker ones; the old “might makes right” doctrine. He believes that proponents of this view contravene international law, and erode the fundamental principles that founded the UN’s mission: human...

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