Myths

10 Famous Historical Events That Didn't Actually Happen

AllTime10s | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK

Rumours spread by journalists and misunderstood metaphors have led to these incredible falsehoods creeping into our history. From LBJ inventing an ...

When a Teacher Opens Worlds

Noam Schimmel | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Noam Schimmel

Because of her and her stories as that boy grew up and was able to visit the lands of these myths, to study these stories, to try to live out some of the lessons learned, he, I, remains rapt with attention, enchanted, and grateful beyond words.

Debunking the Myths Surrounding Exchange Rate Realignments

John Mills | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Politics
John Mills

The UK is in trouble. It cannot pay its way in the world. We charge too much for our exports and we import far too much. Too few people buy British-made goods, because they are too expensive. We have high unemployment, high rates of inequality and the UK is falling deeper and deeper in debt...

What the Media Forgot to Tell You: Extreme Poverty Is on the Way Out

Hans Zomer | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK
Hans Zomer

We live in an age of mass media. Magazines, television, books, radio and social media provide us with a constant flow of information, news, entertainment and education. We now have access to information that previous generations could only dream of...

How Myths and Narratives Are Dominating Events in Ukraine

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Politics
Larisa Sotieva

I have always admired the expressiveness of the Russian language. Popular turns of phrase that have become enshrined in everyday language reveal quite colourfully Russians' attitudes towards themselves and ongoing events. In particular I am struck by the way Russians reflect on failure with easy humour, as captured in the phrase 'they hoped for better, but it turned out as usual'.

It Was the Man Utd Myth, Not the Job, That Was Too Big for Moyes

Rob Atkinson | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Sport
Rob Atkinson

This has not been about David Moyes at all. His sad fate would have been the natural destiny of any inheritor of what was clearly a poisoned chalice, made more poisonous by the addition of that lethal factor of self-delusion. Because Manchester United have succeeded in convincing themselves that they are something special; the Biggest Club in the World.

The Gospel of Loki - Joanne Harris (Interview)

Alice Charles | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

Joanne Harris is perhaps best-known for her Whitbread-shortlisted novel Chocolat (which was made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp in 2000). While any author would envy the book's success, the title has overshadowed her other work - namely her forays into the fantasy genre.

Is The Loch Ness Monster Dead?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK

Has the abominable snowman been captured? Has the Jabberwocky got engaged? Is the Loch Ness monster dead? Spot the real newspaper headline.. Sto...

Were You Fooled By The Giant Squid?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A satirical news website has fooled the internet -- and a national newspaper -- into believing that a giant squid recently washed up on Californian sh...

Three False Male Myths Which Are Damaging to Us All

Nick Clements | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

Boys and men are still being conditioned into thinking they are very different from women. The differences between the behaviour and the abilities of men and women are infinitesimal. They have so much more to do with conditioning and nurturing than physiology or nature.

Chasing Insights: A question of causality

Jack R. Miles | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Jack R. Miles

As researchers, we all love that 'eureka' moment; when we catch a glimpse of an underlying truth beyond the reams of data, the endless transcripts and...

Breaking the Silence: Secrets of Women Over 60

Margaret Manning | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Margaret Manning

Today, women over 60 are defining and creating a whole new category of bold and fearless individuals with style, energy and ability! Many younger people might be surprised at the reality of life for women over 60 and the depth of their desire to be heard, respected and visible.

Man-Hating Feminism More Than Just A Myth

Octavia Sheepshanks | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Octavia Sheepshanks

When some of the most commendable feminists I know are men, this is a pretty confusing statement to be making. If we isolate roughly half of the population from the movement, what can we hope to achieve?

Love Alive in Art: The Passion of Lovers

Ana Tzarev | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

My Lovers sculpture emerged as a tribute to the transforming power of Love. I was moved to capture Love as a timeless and elemental force, the eternal pull of a tide drawing two people together.

Youth Charities' Campaign to Challenge Misconception About Self-Harm

Sarah Brennan | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Brennan

The charities hope that the awareness campaign will get people talking and help to reduce the stigma attached to self-harming which prevents many young people from seeking help. You can follow the campaign on Twitter via #selfharm and find out more about the campaign on each of the charities websites.

The UK's First 'Robot' Hair Transplant and Hair Loss Myths

Ben Whitmarsh | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Whitmarsh

In the last week, the UK has just witnessed a significant breakthrough. One that could soon prompt an intriguing rash of conversations in various male...

Six Lies Hollywood Movies Have Told Us

Elle-Rose Williams | Posted 01.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Elle-Rose Williams

We all grew up watching the latest Hollywood movie's, swooning after the latest actor or actress to hit our screens... and believing all the unbelievably unrealistic plot lines that were thrown at us were realistic too.

The Edinburgh Fringe Experience: Good Things out of Chaos

Paul O'Mahony | Posted 23.09.2012 | Home
Paul O'Mahony

Here we are at last - just one week to go until the Edinburgh Fringe, and like thousands of companies across the UK and further afield, we're putting our final touches to this year's show, UNMYTHABLE.

All Artists are Liars

Mike Bonnet | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK Entertainment
Mike Bonnet

It doesn't speak well for us as a species that when the going gets tough we take solace from the thought that somewhere out there, it's going that lit...

Merlin's Country

Gillian Clarke | Posted 28.08.2012 | Home
Gillian Clarke

Caerfyrddin, my father's county, takes its name from the Roman word for a castle, caer, and the wizard Myrddin - famously in English, Merlin - who was born, they say, in the town of Carmarthen.