UK History

A Giant Dinosaur Footprint Has Been Discovered In The Mongolian Desert

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Tech

One of the biggest dinosaur footprints ever recorded has been uncovered in the Gobi desert in Mongolia. The print, measuring over a metre in length an...

Inspiring A Healthier Future

Helen Donovan | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Donovan

Public health nursing has its origins in the mid 1800's when the inequalities of the 19th century, and the ruinous health outcomes of the poorest in society, became increasingly apparent. Following the Boer War, in which the Government struggled to find enough young people who were fit enough to recruit as soldiers, infant welfare in particular fast became a priority.

'Priceless' Van Gogh Paintings Stolen 14 Years Ago Recovered From Italian Mafia

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK

Two paintings by Vincent Van Gogh which were stolen by sledgehammer-wielding thieves have been recovered from the Italian Mafia by police. The artwork...

The Search Is On For More Black And Asian People To Feature On Blue Plaques

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK

Less than 4% of hundreds of commemorative blue plaques in London are dedicated to Black and Asian figures from history - but English Heritage is now d...

Time Capsule Reveals Chilling Glimpse Into Nazi Training School

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK

A “perfectly preserved” time capsule left behind by the Nazis at a training school has been unearthed. Items including newspaper clippings, coins ...

Take Our Quiz To See Which Of These Bizarre British Laws You've Broken

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK

Many people got themselves in a tizz claiming Piers Morgan broke the law earlier this week when he tore a new £5 note in half with his teeth - but it...

Documents Found Hidden In Attic Reveal Heartbreaking Details About 'Scotland's Schindler'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK

Documents discovered in an attic have shed new light on a woman described as “Scotland’s Schindler”. Jane Haining, a Church of Scotland missiona...

Jousting, Wizards And The Future Of UK Heritage

Michelle Wright | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK
Michelle Wright

The heritage industry has proven its relevance to British people by creating jobs, creating interest in British culture, generating huge revenues and maintaining historic landmarks. However, by courting headlines about jousting and wizards, perhaps English Heritage risks undermining this work.

Which London Landmarks Survived The Great Fire? Try Our Tricky Quiz

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK

Friday 2 September marks 350 years since the Great Fire of London swept through the capital, destroying thousands of homes and businesses. Although on...

The 'Silent Cities' Of The Battlefields

Grace Freeman | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK
Grace Freeman

I've lost count of the number of times that I've dodged unexploded grenades walking across the fields of Serre or spotted tangles of rusting barbed wire in the soil. Exploring the battlegrounds is a multi-sensory experience and the pulse of war is always tangible, just below the surface.

Top Five Things to Do In Hollywood

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Hollywood is home to the rich and famous. As someone who has grown up watching the city on screen, there's something very magical about visiting Tinseltown in person. It has a vibe like nowhere else in the world - with a culture that is very much its own and sprinkled with a long history in film and television. After recently spending a week in Los Angeles and taking in the array of sights the city has to offer, I can now bring you my Top 5.

150 Years of Transatlantic Communications in Newfoundland and Labrador

Stuart Forster | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK
Stuart Forster

In this age of nigh on instantaneous global communications it's hard for us to imagine a world in which it took at least 10 days to convey messages ac...

Michael Phelps Finally Broke A Record Set By A Man Who Died Over 2,000 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK

Michael Phelps won his 13th individual Olympic gold (his 22nd overall) on Thursday night, officially making him the athlete with the most individual m...

A Postmodern Postmortem - The Expert Is Dead

Max Sanderson | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK
Max Sanderson

In the wake of the recent resurgence by a certain Mr Andrew Wakefield and, what can only be described as his dangerously tenuous (read; non-existent) ...

Warner Bros. Studio Tour, Hollywood

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

I've always been a fan of classic films, film making in general has always been magical to me. And nowhere does it's history lie more deeply engrained than Hollywood. I remember watching the That's Entertainment series as a child and being completely entranced by the snapshot into the archives and insights into what happened behind the camera.

Haunting Remnants Left Behind By The Great Fire Of London Revealed

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK

Padlocks, keys, scorched plate and even a waffle iron are among the scorched remnants that have been revealed in a new exhibition to commemorate the 3...

These Pictures Show 100 Years Of London Heatwaves

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK

Forecasters have warned that Tuesday could be the hottest September day in the UK for more than half a century. Warnings were issued to particularly t...

Shape the Future By Remembering the Past

Laura Pasternak | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Pasternak

I had the chance to meet Sir Nicholas Winton today, I would thank him for his amazing rescue effort and for having the courage to act in the face of adversity. But I would also promise him that we Ambassadors will carry on his legacy by acting in whatever way we can to help others and exercise human compassion. I pledge to continue working hard to #ShapeTheFuture. I hope that he would be proud of us.

Serena Williams Is My Hero!

Martyn Stewart | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Sport
Martyn Stewart

Perception is everything. First of all, don't jump on me for not using the word 'heroine' in the title. I know some will, but playing the politically correct game of appeasement by referencing Serena's gender is missing the point. An argument pitting men and women against each other in a battle for equality and respect is not what this is about.

Tree Stories - The Living Library in Our Landscape

Matt Daw | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK
Matt Daw

Trees are living books. Their life story is recorded in their rings, their shapes, and the marks they bear of events past. Ancient trees are often called 'living monuments', but whereas monuments are unchanging reminders of a person or event, trees bear testimony that life endures, come what may.

Eating, Drinking and Fighting: The Somme, 1916

Dr Rachel Duffett | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK
Dr Rachel Duffett

Whatever food or drink was available it had to be consumed in a world where the likelihood of enjoying any future meals was determined by factors that extended way beyond mere issues of supply. As one of Perriman's hungry soldiers said to him on receiving the miniscule rations for that day in July, 'Say, Sarge, the buggers don't intend us to die on a full stomach, do they?'

These Incredible Newly-Coloured Images Reveal What Life Was Like In The Trenches

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK

Friday 1 July marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme, one of the bloodiest battles in history. Over the course of fou...

This Is The Poignant Way You Can Remember Those Who Died At The Somme

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK

Commemoration have begun to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme. While many are used to wearing a red poppy around Reme...

Gove and Johnson Go Over the Top: Brexit and World War 1 Fantasies

Adam Donen | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Donen

Said the Pot: "We should not look on ------ as "a series of catastrophic mistakes perpetrated by an out-of-touch elite." Said the Kettle: "One of the...

In Defence of the Arts: The Value of Arts and Humanities Degrees

Lucy Moor | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Moor

With tuition fees at £9,000 a year and set to rise even further, the stakes are high, and a degree is becomingly increasingly viewed as a sales transaction, only worth obtaining if you'll do something economically 'useful' (read: science or technology-based) in the end. But, despite what Michael Gove and co might think, education is more than a commodity, and a chronic disregard for the merits of arts degrees could result in the steady erosion of our culture.