Legacy

What Legacy Means to Me

David Stone | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Sport
David Stone

The glistening eyes and the humming noise of London hasn't disappeared. Pulling out the gold medal, often from my grubby pocket - I see children's and adult's eyes light up. It takes them back to London 2012; a period in time where perceptions of disability changed for the better. People saw what can be done, rather than can't.

Glasgow 2014 - The Legacy Question

Debbie Lye | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Sport
Debbie Lye

Was it Erraid Davies, Scotland's youngest ever competitor (and the youngest at these Games) storming into the history books to win a Bronze medal in the SB9 100 metres Breaststroke? Jazz Carlin winning Wales' first gold in the pool for forty years? The amazing emerging talent of 16 year old Claudia Frangapane, scooping no less than 4 gold medals? Whirling dervishes in tartan? Usain Bolt clowning with the 'crazy' Hampden crowd? Kylie meets Lulu? Thousands singing in the rain with the Big Big Sing on Glasgow Green? All of those nailed Glasgow's 'best ever' hosting of the 'friendly games'.

Memories of Us Not Enough? What Legacy Can the Single or Childless Leave?

Paula Coston | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Coston

I'm 59, the eldest of four siblings, but have no partner and no children. A sense of inadequacy grows: what can I leave my nephews and nieces, and their children? I don't mean memories; I mean, what that is tangible and lasting, that I can equitably share among them? It's like feeling a phantom limb, a shadowy disconnect with future generations that I so ache to put right.

Your Legacy: What do You Stand For?

Sonja Lewis | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sonja Lewis

Stephen Sutton's untimely death puts the matter into perspective. While we remember him publicly, and his family and friends remember him privately, we will all remember one thing for sure: what he stood for.

Deep in the Heart of Mordor: The Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Shannon Kendall | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Shannon Kendall

From first hand experience, I can tell you that there is nothing more magical than watching fingers of light begin to touch Tongariro's mountain tops and knowing that you are in the minority of the world's population to witness the first sunrise on that day.

Funding a Future Generation: Where No Child Is Left Behind

Kat Pugh | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK
Kat Pugh

This week I attended the Commonwealth Observance Day service, where I was privileged to hear from Lord Coe, Tanni Grey-Thompson and Malala Yousafzai. The theme of the event centred around team as the Commonwealth builds up to the 2014 games.

The Olympics Will Endure in Spite of Sochi

Sri Sritharan | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Sport
Sri Sritharan

To credit Sochi is to say that they have delivered some spectacular venues; and no one doubts that the elusive totalitarianism of Vladimir Putin's leadership will ensure the veneer be laid on thick once the dignitaries land...

Peace and Reconciliation - A Legacy of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

Sajda Khan | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sajda Khan

The world mourns the loss of one the world's most revered statesman. Eulogies at his memorial service reminisce over his noble characteristics, wish him a peaceful repose and beckon humanity to embrace his legacy...

Nelson Mandela: His Legacy

William Davie | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
William Davie

Mandela dreamed of a country where all were equal. And in doing so, he inspired the rest of the world to dream with him. You only have to look at the tributes pouring out from across the world to see that. In attempting to change his country, he helped to change the world.

Grinding It Out Since 1988: Life as a GB Rower

Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Sport
Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell

Being part of a successful and competitive team means the biggest challenge is not when we perform on the international stage, but to be selected. As such, each day is a chance to impress the coaching team, each day is a chance to become an Olympic medallist.

The Iron Lady Vanishes.....

David Trumble | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK Politics
David Trumble

2013-04-18-ThatcherI saw not the frail, fallible woman, but the indelible, subjectively interpreted icon that cannot be so easily extricated from the world. The symbol cannot be destroyed.

Berkshire Offers Shining Example to School Sports Partnerships in Taking Advantage of Olympic Legacy

Jon Vale | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK Sport
Jon Vale

Despite naysayers declaring the demise of school sport partnerships (SSPs) in anticipation of an imminent cut in central government funding, one of the country's less celebrated sporting centres has seen the partnerships go from strength to strength.

Thatcher: The Leader Who Told Britain, 'Yes We Can'

Damian Collins | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Politics
Damian Collins

The terms 'great' or 'iconic' are too readily used in our modern celebrity culture, but Margaret Thatcher was a great and will remain an icon of the second half the twentieth century. Her place in history is secured by her position as Britain's first woman prime minister, and her legacy defined by the incredible transformation of the country under the governments that she led.

RIP Margaret, My Hero - You Changed This Country and the Lives of Millions for the Better, Mine Included

Janice Atkinson | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Politics
Janice Atkinson

We have lost a great prime minister, a great leader, a great Conservative, a great Briton.

On The Death of Margaret Thatcher

Sara Sheridan | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Politics
Sara Sheridan

She was horribly, horribly right wing and I find it difficult to forgive her that. Despite believing in the policies she implemented (the woman really thought she was doing good) I look at the society we have today and I can see the scars her policies left behind. Enormous social immobility and a lack of political empathy.

To View Art From Both Sides: The Creator and the Critic

Ana Tzarev | Posted 18.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

For all of its magnificent offerings and dazzling opportunities, the art world is capable of such cruelty. One can pour their soul, the very essence of his or her self, into a creation, only to then stand by as it is smashed apart by a single word of opposition.

Six Months on From London 2012: How Local Communities Can Benefit From the Games Maker Legacy

Sir Charles Allen | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Sport
Sir Charles Allen

They say time flies, but it is almost unthinkable that it was six months ago that the Olympic Games opened so spectacularly. The memories will live on for years to come, a summer which saw the best of what the UK had to offer, magnificent sport, an organisational triumph and of course an abiding memory of the team in purple and red: the Games Makers.

Interview: YA Author CJ Daugherty

Ben Falk | Posted 06.03.2013 | Home
Ben Falk

American-born writer CJ Daugherty is the author of the successful Night School series, the first of which was the #5 bestselling YA debut of 2012. I got a chance to chat with CJ about the new book.

London 2012 : What will be the lasting legacy?

Christian Drage | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK
Christian Drage

There's a bigger legacy on the horizon, one which was not a part of the initial plans but has long been a frustrated dream that is now on the brink of being realised: tilting London's centre of gravity a few degrees to the east...

Engineering an Olympic Legacy

James Baker | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK
James Baker

Like the rest of the nation, I was gripped by the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. I've witnessed incredible achievements and developed a passion for sports like taekwondo, Keirin cycling and Finn class sailing that I hadn't seen before, but that had me on the edge of - and frequently leaping out of - my seat.

Fat Kids are Everywhere, Send for the 'Mo Bot'!

Steve Halsall | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Sport
Steve Halsall

It is just over a week since the greatest show on earth left London town with the promise of inspiration, perspiration and a fitter nation. Well, if the British kid I witnessed in an airport in Spain when returning to Luton at the weekend is anything to go by then it will take more than a 'MoBot' to sort this out.

An Olympic Legacy That's All My Own

Imogen Clements | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK Sport
Imogen Clements

Just when you thought it was all over, the newsstands are heaving with souvenir editions of our beloved Olympics and I can feel the love again.

London 2012: 'Yes We Can', Now it is time to work for a lasting legacy

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK Sport
Muhammad Abdul Bari

It started with passion, and ended with inspiration. London 2012 has delivered a stunningly successful Olympic Games and is now preparing for the Paralympic Games. The theme 'Inspire a generation' has captured the mood of the nation with high spirit and euphoria. From organisers to volunteers to athletes: people from all sections of life have made this success possible.

The Olympic Effect - Developing a Sporting Culture in Schools

Wasim Khan | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Wasim Khan

Being a state school boy who became the first British born Pakistani to play professional cricket in the is country, I know the importance of luck; that is being lucky enough to have a sports mad teacher spot you in the playground.

London 2012: The Olympic Experience

Lloyd Paige | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK Sport
Lloyd Paige

The Olympic Games 2012 are over and judging by the outpouring of grief, it will take many of us a long time to get over that fact. This is because wall to wall coverage does something to the mental thought process. It stops us from worrying about the mundane things in life and provides escapism. Thankfully the Olympics got off to a flyer but it wasn't long before the controversies began to roll in.