Lullaby by Leila Slimani

Lullaby by Leila Slimani

Due to the general lack of, well, anything else to do, our next virtual meet-up came around quickly. One benefit of lockdown seems to be that reading time is up exponentially, especially when one group member’s husband (mine) is reliving his teenage years by hogging the television with an eBay...

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Global Warming in a Decade: A Timeline Review

Global Warming in a Decade: A Timeline Review

Global climate change can seem like a lot to process and understanding all the moving parts behind it can be overwhelming. This is especially true when trying to comprehend every change in Earth’s history. To make it a little easier, let’s look at how our climate and ecosystems have changed...

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School’s Out

School’s Out

In this uncertain era, there is some comfort to be taken in the opportunity to appreciate the here and now. Many of us may no longer use the excuse ‘I just don’t have the time’. Yet it’s easy to over-romanticise the notion of having less, technically, to do. Learn a...

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On the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of Homosexuality in the UK, LGBT lives still criminalised in 72 countries, report finds

Whilst England and Wales saw the decriminalisation of homosexuality fifty years ago today, 72 other countries and territories continue to criminalise same-sex relationships, including 45 in which sexual relationships between women are outlawed. According to an annual report released by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA),...

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Disco Elysium: The Final Cut

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut

There are few tropes that are as well-worn as the alcoholic detective. Even uncontacted tribesmen in the Amazon basin could probably get the gist of “he’s a loose cannon…but he gets results.” Huge swathes of our televisual landscape and innumerable forests worth of pulp literature are dedicated to badge carrying...

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The World Literacy Foundation Announces Open Call for a Local Literacy Ambassador

The World Literacy Foundation Announces Open Call for a Local Literacy Ambassador

Registrations are now open for a community development and advocacy role with the World Literacy Foundation for 2021. The Literacy Ambassador role is a 5-month leadership development volunteer position. We invite young leaders who aim to make a long-lasting change in their community to apply before April 16, 2021, via...

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Variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus: do they threaten our hope for a return to ‘normality’, socialising and summer holidays?

Variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus: do they threaten our hope for a return to ‘normality’, socialising and summer holidays?

“It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.” – Isaac Asimov Over the past year, we have all certainly faced a constellation of difficulties as a consequence of Covid-19 in the UK and globally. As the current lockdown measures begin to ease, we all hope...

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Freedom!

Freedom!

“Release Anxiety” sounds like a bullet point in a self-help book on mental health. Yes go on, just release it, let it go, easy as that; and, whilst you’re at it, why not lick your elbow, teach trick cycling to a fish, believe Boris has your best interests at heart,...

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Welcome back to Mayfair and Belgravia this Spring!

Welcome back to Mayfair and Belgravia this Spring!

The London destinations of Mayfair and Belgravia are welcoming visitors back to the beautiful neighbourhoods with the launch of their exciting new spring campaigns. Bright Young Springs in Mayfair and Let Beautiful Begin in Belgravia showcase the very best of the neighbourhoods. Whether visitors are looking to indulge in a...

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Children from disadvantaged backgrounds have 94% increased confidence in reading after joining Doorstep Library

Children from disadvantaged backgrounds have 94% increased confidence in reading after joining Doorstep Library

Children’s literacy charity Doorstep Library has launched its first Impact Report. At a time when the Coronavirus pandemic and a year of lockdown has had such a devastating effect on children, the report demonstrates that the home-reading service has seen great success with: 94% of children report an increased confidence...

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Obituary: Prince Phillip

Obituary: Prince Phillip

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and longest serving Royal Consort in British History has died aged 99. As the Queen’s husband of seventy-three years, he was one of the most visible members of the Royal Family for nearly three-quarters of a century and had an immeasurable influence on the changing...

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Public consultation on  pedestrianising Bank Junction launched

Public consultation on pedestrianising Bank Junction launched

The busy Bank Junction could be shut to traffic in the heart of the City when the improved Bank railway station reopens next year. The City of London has unveiled its plans for pedestrian-only routes and is launching a six-week consultation to hear from office workers and motorists. Transport for...

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25 meter ”bonkers” Marble arch viewing platform gets green light

25 meter ”bonkers” Marble arch viewing platform gets green light

An unusual 25m viewing platform next to Marble Arch in an attempt to  encourage visitors back to the West End has got the green light. It is hoped that 200,000 people will visit Marble Arch Hill over six months and encourage them to boost the coffers of shops, restaurants and...

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