19th Century

You Don't Need a Government to Provide Quality Education

Dominic Frisby | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Dominic Frisby

Thanks to the Industrial Revolution and the increased productivity it made possible, incomes began rising from the turn of the 19th century. As incomes rose, parents could afford increasing amounts of education for their children. The vigorous growth in schooling was, simply, a response to rising incomes - which is natural and normal.

Black History Month Is About Asians Too

Shahida Rahman | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Shahida Rahman

October marks Black History Month which embraces the history of African, Caribbean and Asian people who have a direct link with the UK through slavery, colonialism or migration. Lascars, or South Asian sailors, must be included in this significant group of survivors.

Cora Pearl: Bringing One Of The World's Most Famous Courtesans Back To The Grosvenor Hotel

Katie Hickman | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Hickman

We no longer view Cora Pearl as a figure to be feared and shunned, to be hidden away from 'respectable' society. What we see instead are her intelligence and wit, her enormous sense of style, her independence of mind. She is, paradoxically, a strikingly modern figure: a woman who had the courage to be completely and wholly herself.

Death, Duplicity And Opium Dens: Dickens Display Reveals Dark Side Of London

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 15.12.2011 | UK

Call someone a scrooge this Christmas, and you’ll be quoting Charles Dickens. In 2012 it will be 200 years since author who gave readers Scrooge...