Virginia Woolf

A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf (Review)

Luke McGrath | Posted 21.09.2017 | UK Entertainment
Luke McGrath

Quite by chance, I read A Room of One's Own as the first in my journey to read some of the best books of all time. It's one of those books most people (and writers in particular) have heard about and thought they should read, but often put off for another day. I finished the book in a few days - it's slim, but it's good reading.

My Top Ten Favourite Childhood Films

Aaron Vallely | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Entertainment
Aaron Vallely

Alright, let me keep this 100. I hate listicles. And this, ladies and gentlemen, damn sure is a listicle. If it looks like a listicle, barks like a li...

Why Bilingual Education Is Expanding Our World

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

English is necessary. But to what extent? All the way? Just because something is not in every day usage doesn't mean that it is not being used elsewhere and may not one day come in handy for you.

Why 'A Room of One's Own' Is as Relevant as Ever

Sarah Hambly | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Hambly

But it's not just the pervasive power of sexism that makes 'A Room of One's Own' so relevant. It's also the fact that it can spark passionate, and sometimes divisive discussions that we have to have about the way that men and women interact, and what it takes to ensure full gender equality.

BBC To Bring Bloomsbury Group's Lives And Loves To Screen

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

The lives and very complicated loves of Virginia Woolf and her fellow Bloomsbury cohorts will be brought to screen in a lavish but intimate drama by t...

Moving and Insightful Virginia Woolf Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery

Victoria Sadler | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision at the National Portrait Gallery is the first exhibition to explore the life and achievements of Virginia Woolf through portraiture. There are over 140 items on display including paintings, photographs and rare archival material which together, really bring to life both the Bloomsbury Group and Virginia in particular.

Memory: The Seamstress

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

Freud and Woolf are influential beyond their lifetimes due to the lasting impact of their groundbreaking-thoughts, part of which is based on their observation of the role of memory in individual's everyday living. From the discussions above, it can be concluded that memory is a seamstress who has the freedom to link inter-related aspects of theories together. Therefore, the role of memory is very important in both Freud and Woolf's thinking.

'Keep A Woman On British Bank Notes' Campaign Launches Legal Challenge Against Bank of England

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When the Bank of England decided to replace the only woman on British bank notes with a man, British feminists were quick to come out fighting. Cam...

Set in Bloomsbury

Lara Platman | Posted 27.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lara Platman

A friend of mine tweeted the other day, "Who actually lives in the place where their heroes lived?" To which I replied almost instantaneously, "Me, I have and do!"

Pictures Of The Day: 3rd May 2013

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures of the day brings you the very best images from around the world chosen by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Matthew...

Brogan Driscoll

Keep A Woman On British Bank Notes: HuffPost UK Support The Petition With Female Alternatives | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The Bank of England's decision to replace Elizabeth Fry, the only woman on British bank notes, with yet another man has given many modern feminists a ...

New Perspective

Sophie Thomas | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Thomas

There is the version of myself in lectures, with my friends, with my family and the version that I have to present when in a more professional setting. They all exist in one mind and were all formulated to deal with society in some way or another.

Chick Lit and Fangirls: Trivialising Women's Entertainment

Lucy Uprichard | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Uprichard

Almost a century later, the idea that entertainment specifically marketed at women has less inherent worth than that of men is unfortunately standing strong. It starts with the terminology. The very phrase 'chick-lit' instantly sends our minds to a place of fluffy story-lines devoid of real substance.

Twitter and the Art of Brevity

Sean Hewitt | Posted 17.11.2012 | Home
Sean Hewitt

At the beginning of the 21st Century, brevity is back in vogue. Twitter is an extension of Hemingway's challenge to anyone brave enough to accept it, and, like the modernists' reaction to photography and the 'brief encounter', it cultivates new ways of seeing and thinking.

Famous Writers' Retreats: The Rooms Where Classics Were Created

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 20.06.2012 | Home

Does your favourite novel mean more because of the environment in which it was created? Scholars of great writers point to the historical context ...

We Have Nothing to Lose But Our USP!

Joanna Kavenna | Posted 02.08.2012 | Home
Joanna Kavenna

I met a literary agent the other day. She told me that these days when you sell a novel to publishers, there has to be a USP. "A what?" I said. "'Unique Selling Point. You know, narrated by a hermaphrodite, or someone who has been repeatedly raped by their grandfather, that sort of thing.

The Artistic Temperament and Creativity

Sian S. Rathore | Posted 05.06.2012 | Home
Sian S. Rathore

We all know about the insanity that Van Gogh, Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath lived with, and we perhaps are guilty of believing their work is made more beautiful because of our knowledge of their suffering. However I tend to wonder if we overlook the integrity of such works in light of their illness, and how condescending this really is.

10 Novels on Art, Artists and Art World Shenanigans

Anne Charnock | Posted 24.03.2012 | Home
Anne Charnock

Judging by the number of people visiting public art galleries - the figures are increasing year-on-year according to government stats - I reckon there must be an appetite for novels delving into the art business. I've compiled a list of 10 novels ranging from historical fiction and thrillers through to more philosophical writings.

Unforgettable Characters: Doctor Marjorie Walker, 1938-2011

David Finkle | Posted 23.09.2011 | UK
David Finkle

My friend Margie threw a marvellous party last week at her flat overlooking London's swanky Manchester Square. The high-decibel, high-caloric blow-out followed the funeral service and cremation marking her death.