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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Crunch time for videogames

Crunch time for videogames

How one of the most profitable growing industries is built on the backs of its workers Considering that humanity as a whole has spent unprecedented amounts of time locked down in their homes this year, it’s unsurprising that the videogame industry has seen the kind of profits that would have...

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The National Theatre Adapts School Programmes

The National Theatre Adapts School Programmes

The National Theatre adapts programmes to support theatre in schools across the UK throughout 2020/21. Three unique courses (Connections, New Views, Let’s Play) offer high quality online workshops that are flexible with timings for both teachers and students. The theatre is ready to “embrace digital” so that Covid-19 is not...

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Local groups get £12,000 to mark black history month

Local groups get £12,000 to mark black history month

Organisations, businesses and local groups have received funding to host Black History Month events in Kensington and Chelsea this October. The Council has allocated £12,251 in grants to several exciting new projects, run by 25 different organisations. Events will occur both online and offline. Residents and visitors can join in...

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London’s Street Trees

London’s Street Trees

Trees seem to be the zeitgeist of the pandemic. Writers, broadcasters, commentators as well as friends, family and acquaintances, have all said how much more they have appreciated ‘nature’, and particularly trees, since the lockdown, noticing the passing of the seasons and the flowering of different blossoms and new leaf...

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The Friends of Chelsea Community Hospital School

The Friends of Chelsea Community Hospital School

The Friends of Chelsea Community Hospital School need your help to ensure that Chelsea Community Hospital School is able to continue to provide Outstanding ‘hybrid’ Education for chronically ill children during the Covid-19 pandemic at our 8 hospital school sites across London.  Hybrid Hospital Learning during Covid-19The impact of being exposed to...

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Vulnerable victims will no longer give evidence in court

Vulnerable victims will no longer give evidence in court

Children and other vulnerable victims of crime can pre-record evidence to avoid attending court thanks to a new law. All crown courts in London and Kent will have the new protections, with others across the country to follow suit by the end of the year. Justice Minister Alex Chalk said...

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Pandemic ‘causing new wave’ of plastic pollution

Pandemic ‘causing new wave’ of plastic pollution

Coronavirus lockdowns around the globe have led to a dramatic 5% drop in greenhouse gas emissions, but not all measures to contain the pandemic have had a positive impact on the environment with UN reports showing a surge in global plastic pollution. Across the globe, streets, beaches and oceans have...

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Time for a new industry benchmark? On reform in the tuition industry

Time for a new industry benchmark? On reform in the tuition industry

In an attempt to minimize the extent of the educational disruption caused by Covid-19, the government has announced funding for a new tutoring initiative. The National Tuition Programme is set to inject £350 million into the education kitty, and represents an effort by the government to support disadvantaged pupils, who...

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An Elephant in Rome Bernini, the Pope and the making of the Eternal City

An Elephant in Rome Bernini, the Pope and the making of the Eternal City

Loyd Grossman is a Renaissance man in a Baroque world. Entrepreneur, broadcaster, TV presenter, musician and author, his main interest is in the arts, and having written one book on the American painter Benjamin West, he has turned his attention to Rome, with his opening lines reading, ‘Rome is a...

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Le Mans 2020

Le Mans 2020

By Maitland Cook For the first time since 1968 the Le Mans 24 Hour Race was run in September, and for the first time ever (since 1923) there were no spectators! A very unusual experience, but in fact the race was eventful, interesting, and extremely competitive. The works Toyota’s in...

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