Romans

The Rabid Dog and the Dead Mockingbird

Charley-Kai John | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charley-Kai John

Michael Gove's intention to axe American Classics (To Kill A Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men and The Crucible) from the GCSE English Literature syllabus ...

Roşia Montană Needs Investment and Mining Before It Can Be a World Heritage Site

Dragos Tanase | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK
Dragos Tanase

Romania's mining tradition dates back over 2,000 years to Roman times and has been the backbone of many of its communities ever since. There can be no doubt that our country's history and archaeology deserves both recognition and preservation.

Planet Appetite: Baku FIA GT World Challenge in Azerbaijan

Rupert Parker | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

At around six hours flying time from London, Baku is not quite a weekend destination but, add a couple of days, and it becomes very attractive indeed. There's a spanking new airport, looking like a giant crystal goldfish bowl, and on the way into town the buildings lining the wide boulevards are all lit up.

LOOK: 'Exceptional' Roman Sculpture

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK

Archaeologists have unveiled an "exceptional" Roman sculpture that was only just found hours before a dig was about to end in London. Experts have ...

A Weird History of Christmas, Part One - Christ's Birthday or Roman Carnival?

Greg Jenner | Posted 15.02.2013 | Home
Greg Jenner

All things considered, the modern Christmas is pretty bizarre. However, this is entirely in keeping with tradition - as far as we can tell, Yuletide has always been a curious head-scratcher. For the historian like me, teasing out what Christmas used to be like, and why it even exists, is a blooming nightmare.

Twitter and Facebook Are Leading Us Back to the Caveman Age

Huw L. Hopkins | Posted 18.11.2012 | UK Tech
Huw L. Hopkins

Twitter is having a facelift, and in keeping with the Facebook trend started by the image-saturated Timeline profile, the social mediums are getting rid of words. It looks sleek and simple, but the picture-heavy pages suggest a dumbing down, of the respective websites and global society.

Boxing in Different Corners

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Sport
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Romans, who are known to have enjoyed bloody sports, preferred gladiatorial fights to martial arts. Still, boxing was widely practiced in the Empire. However, its inhabitants introduced one crucial innovation. It seems that they thought simple leather straps were for wimps, so they introduced even meaner "gloves".

The Ugliness is Within, Not On TV

Emma Jones | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Jones

Any female on British TV who hasn't wept over her appearance at one point is either lying, or Holly Willoughby. It's so depressingly important.