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How I Helped an Auschwitz Survivor Share Her Story With the World

Robin Pepper | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Robin Pepper

Iby was born in Czechoslovakia, where she was excluded from school for being Jewish. She was later smuggled over the border into Hungary, where she ended up working for the Hungarian resistance in Budapest. She was eventually captured and taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Iby is a remarkable lady and to have her in front of us sharing her story was truly captivating.

An Open Love Letter to Music

James Fyfe | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
James Fyfe

For every track I listen to, and for every new musical genre I discover and fall in love with, I am forever thankful to those people who first exposed me to music; in all its' culturally-significant, happiness-inducing, memory-evoking brilliance.

Going Low-Brow at the University of Kent

B.J. Epstein | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
B.J. Epstein

Everyone knows that children's literature can't possibly be high quality, right? It doesn't count as proper literary fiction, does it? It can't make people consider big issues or challenge ideas of genre, can it? This week, the University of Kent's creative writing programme embarrassed itself by its advertising strategy, followed by a series of rather ignorant tweets.

The Existential Crisis of Extras

Cerian Jenkins | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Cerian Jenkins

It was a cold November evening when I found myself seated expectantly for Core Theatre's delightful production of Tom Stoppard's 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead'. Staged in the Paragon area of Bath (a hidden gem in its own right) Core's production is the result of months of hard work by Director Andy Cork, the production team and the cast.

Paul Walker Killed In Car Crash

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

Actor Paul Walker, most famous for his role in the 'Fast And The Furious' films, has been killed in a car crash. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs...

Abbey Clancy Gets Perfect Score

PA | Posted 01.12.2013 | UK Entertainment

Model Abbey Clancy and her partner Aljaz Skorjanec were given the first perfect score of the series on Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday. The judge...

'High Hopes' for Springsteen's Future

Emma Reidy | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Emma Reidy

For all those who think Bruce Springsteen is "Dad music that sucks" (a statement that is probably based solely on Dancing in the Dark and Born in the USA), I ask you to search beyond the only two songs you're likely to hear on the radio, because that's when you find the really good stuff. Delve into your parent's record collection and pull out something by Springsteen, because the chances are, you've still got time to make it to a pretty incredible show.

All Things Must Pass

Neil Cossar | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Neil Cossar

On 29 November 2001, former Beatles guitarist George Harrison died in Los Angeles of lung cancer, aged 58. This was a sad day, the second Beatle to leave us and at just 58. Who'd of thought that by the turn of the century, we would've lost two Beatles?

Unpublished Pictures Of The Beatles

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK

These incredible images show members of The Beatles during a visit to the studio where the animated film Yellow Submarine was drawn. The previousl...

The 'Star Wars' Auditions: My Experience

Matthew Davies | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Davies

It occurred to me that maybe I was just as deluded as every one of these hopefuls who I had judged. Maybe I was just another desperate, fame-hungry, talentless nobody that the casting directors would just laugh at prior to sending me on my way home within seconds...

'It Frightens The Life Out Of You'

PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

Former footballer Vinnie Jones has revealed he is battling skin cancer. The 48-year-old, who turned to acting after hanging up his boots, told the ...

Tamera Has Done It Again

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Entertainment

X Factor's 10th anniversary show turned sour as judges put the boot in to Tamera Foster for forgetting her lyrics for a third time. The special com...

Above The Stag: Theatre With Pride

Ben Mirza | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben Mirza

Did you know that amongst all the various theatre groups in London, there's only one dedicated to producing LGBT plays?

Sirius Programme Supporting Young Entrepreneurs

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kelly Hoppen

Having taken part in Dragon's Den this series and working closely with UK Trade and Investment, I'm now even more aware of the importance of funding and supporting the great ideas of future business leaders. What's particularly close to my heart is nurturing and growing the ideas of young people domestically and into international markets.

There Are No Blurred Lines Here - The Ban Is Unquestionably Needed

Sophie Jackson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Jackson

For months, the debate over universities' decisions to ban Blurred Lines has remained heated. The obvious reason for the ban is that the song is rife with sexism and casual support of rape culture. There is no doubt that the song is sexist. Robin Thicke himself does not deny that it demeans women...

Kim And Kanye's Steamy Video In GIFS

Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Entertainment

Kim Kardashian has appeared topless in Kanye West's new video 'Bound 2', and while this makes us despair a little bit - let's face it, it was going to...

The Breaking Bad Alternative Ending

Huffington Pot UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

Breaking Bad came to a superb end in September and has gone down as one of the greatest TV dramas of recent times. Only it could have been very dif...

Eddie Large Recovering In Hospital After Serious Fall

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Entertainment

Comedian Eddie Large is recovering in hospital after a serious fall near his home. The TV comic, one half of legendary double act Little and Large,...

James Arthur Apologises For ‘Homophobic Slur'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Entertainment

James Arthur has apologised on Twitter after being accused of singing homophobic lyrics, according to the BBC. The 'X Factor' 2012 winner said the ...

My Central African Experience

Seyi Rhodes | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Seyi Rhodes

Working on Unreported World in a country like CAR is physically and emotionally draining. Painful even. At the end of it you come back to the UK with a load of footage and it's like arriving back from hospital with a new-born - that feeling I do know. You're filled with a mixture of fear and responsibility, knowing you have to do the story and the people justice.

'It's Hard Out Here for a B***h' - Why We Should Support Lily Allen

Daisy Lindlar | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Daisy Lindlar

Despite the empowering message of the song, the video for Hard Out Here has received a lot of criticism, particularly for it's supposedly racist undertones. However, I completely support Allen in what she is trying to achieve, and I wish that others - particularly women - would do the same.

Could Norway's Boring TV Be Your Next Audiovisual Addiction?

The Conversation UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
The Conversation UK

In 2009 the state broadcasting company NRK celebrated the centenary of one of the engineering wonders of the world, the East-West railway from Oslo to Bergen, in a characteristically Norwegian fashion. The famous journey was filmed and broadcasted not framed in grandeur or excitement, but in real time, slowly chugging, warts and all, over six hours, from beginning to end.

The 19th Aldeburgh Documentary Film Festival

Diana Quick | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Diana Quick

It is only a couple of days now to the next Aldeburgh Documentary Festival which I have been curating for the last few years... Someone wrote that we punch above our weight at this festival, and I have spent much of today trying to make sure we keep up the standard.

Dear Bobby...

Jeff Brazier | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

How difficult it can be at times to spot your grief for mummy. While we quite rightly do not use it as an excuse for every minor indiscretion, it is at times so glaringly obvious that the very worst you can ever throw at me is undeniably a direct consequence of the turmoil you occasionally feel inside. Yet although I know and accept its origins, why do I always allow it to hit me so personally and so deeply?

Made In Chelsea Star Thinks He Has An STI

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

There's not much that needs saying about this utterly brilliant prank by a Sussex University student and his friend on Made In Chelsea's Spencer Matth...