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The BFG

Harry Crawford | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Harry Crawford

There's no John Williams score to rave about, but Mark Rylance follows up his Oscar-winning performance in Bridge of Spies with his charming take on the title character, and with Ruby Barnhill's steadfast Sophie in hot pursuit it's hard not to see the appeal of this colourful movie for all the family. It hits hard at the niche market and stays put.

Victoria

Harry Crawford | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Harry Crawford

Morality and mortality have never seemed so aggressively real. First hour aside, this European hit has few rivals, technically or aesthetically. What else: it's a classic in the making, even if it is reserved for a cathartic thriller.

The Legend of Tarzan

Harry Crawford | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Harry Crawford

Forget Disney, forget Phil Collins and forget coherency. Yates's take will leave hearts swooning for the leading couple, but if it's not a catwalk you're after, or melodrama, then you might as well pretend this film never existed. This is for teenage girls who can handle a little angst.

Eddie the Eagle

Harry Crawford | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Harry Crawford

I like the nod the film gives to Cool Runnings. Of course, this film has a lot to owe that and is in many ways the spiritual sequel. But you've got to commit to the good vibes otherwise you're going to want to faceplant the floor.

RVHD2: The UK's Newest Fatal Rabbit Disease

Jo Hinde | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK
Jo Hinde

This article aims to give a general overview of the current RVHD2 situation in the UK including information for veterinary professionals and owners re...

We Should Challenge Our Political Perspectives On Truth It Is Not Nearly As Relevant As We Would Like To Believe

Toby Jai | Posted 22.07.2017 | UK Politics
Toby Jai

Who do we believe? Which expert is right? Who's forecast will prove most reliable? If your anything like me you find yourself asking these questions r...

Brexit Means Brexit - But Did We Know What We Were Doing?

Jethro Shirley-Smith | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Politics
Jethro Shirley-Smith

They say practise makes perfect. Certainly, I find the more I practise the piano, the better I get (albeit painstakingly slowly). And I have found wa...

Could Education Learn Something From the Brexit Vote?

Professor Maurits van Rooijen | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK
Professor Maurits van Rooijen

A referendum - such as Britain's recent EU vote - says a lot about how people reach decisions. Most striking is the correlation between how people voted and their overall level of education. Those educated to a higher level tended to be against leaving; those with lower education tended to vote in favour of leaving. But do not jump to conclusions: there is a bigger picture here.

Is Classic Rock Still a Force to Be Reckoned With? Or Just a Ramblin' Man?

Jez Fielder | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jez Fielder

With The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Heart back in the billboard album top 10, I started to wonder if there is a secret to rock n roll longevity. So I took my hair and my sunscreen along to this year's Ramblin' Man Fair to find out.

School's Out For Summer - Now What?

Julian Vigo | Posted 22.07.2017 | UK
Julian Vigo

For those with children this week marks the end of the school year which brings much excitement to children around the country, but economic worry to ...

How One FGM Survivor Is Empowering Others Who've Experienced Sexual Violence

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK

“It almost kills you. From my experience, I almost died and I was out of it for about two days,” Jay K-Frederick tells The Huffington Post UK. At...

On Leslie Jones and Racism as Usual: Another Chapter of Twitter Depravity

Julian Vigo | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Julian Vigo

It is hardly surprising that Black Lives Matter is a cultural and social imperative after the slew of media reports of black men and women being gunne...

Scotland Is Not Leaving the UK Anytime Soon

Johnny Luk | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Politics
Johnny Luk

There have been a lot of jitters lately about Scotland being on the verge of jumping out of the UK since the Brexit vote. You hear it with Nicola Sturgeon, the steely Scottish First Minister, announced almost immediately that a second referendum 'must be, and is, on the table.' You see it from the new Prime Minister, Theresa May, dashing to Scotland with a commitment to the union. The surge of SNP memberships helps to stoke the flames...

Three Weeks Since Brexit... From a Distance

Jonny Freeman | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Politics
Jonny Freeman

Yes, bad things have happened, we might not agree with a lot of decisions that have been made - but we must not forget the real change, solidarity, strength and courage that's also been seen in events in recent history. This current phase in politics is also a time for positivity and boldness, not just scepticism.

#RefugeesWelcome in Birmingham

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

The 20th-26th June marked Refugee Week. Many events took place over the course of the week to celebrate refugees in Birmingham, such as the Celebratin...

Maternal Hoo-ha

Katherine Press | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Politics
Katherine Press

Every time a female politician begins a statement with "as a mother" I tend to switch off. It's a patronising and lazy way to give yourself authority on a subject. "As a mother" doesn't mean anything other than you may know your own offspring quite well...

What Have the Immigrants Ever Done for Us

Njambi McGrath | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Comedy
Njambi McGrath

So other than avocadoes, hummus, kebabs, bus drivers, nurses, doctors, traffic wardens, cleaners, childcare, football, Eurovision, taxi drivers, scam emails, Bollywood, paving, yoga, tennis, rhythm, KFC, McDonalds, back stabbing knives, less racism, carnival, clean toilets, curry, money, telemarketers, what have the immigrants ever done for us? Nothing.

Those Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Trans Person

Owl | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Owl

Ask yourselves whether you would be comfortable answering such questions. I also urge you to take it further than just ask questions - be curious, care about these issues and see how you can help. Educate yourselves and help educate others. Because we need allies in this fight and you might just be that ally if you care enough.

Tony Blair Cannot Carry the Blame for Iraq Alone

Justin Huggler | Posted 09.07.2017 | UK Politics
Justin Huggler

But if we allow Blair to carry the blame for the disaster of Iraq alone we are deceiving ourselves. He was aided and abetted every step of the way by the Labour Party and the Conservatives, by the overwhelming majority of the British press, by vast sections of public opinion, both on the patriotic right and the worthy left -- in short, by the entire British Establishment.

Neo-Nazi Stickers Distress Cardiff Residents

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

I, personally, am the descendant of Jewish Polish immigrants who escaped the Nazis in the Second World War. To see Neo-Nazi propaganda in my hometown of Cardiff is devastating.

Keep Calm and Carry On - Now More Than Ever

Danny Lopez | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Politics
Danny Lopez

Five years ago, almost to the day, I arrived in the great city of New York to take up my post as British Consul General. Very shortly I return to a country that's voted to leave the European Union, something few in the mainstream would have even imagined in 2011. Most of the headlines in the last week have been fire and brimstone, but here, far from the madding crowd, I see a picture distinctly less bleak.

How An Unapologetic Boris Johnson Made You Lose Your Seat At The Restaurant

J.N. Paquet | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

For months, Boris Johnson has loudly warned you about your best friends. Boris has told you that your best friends of over 40 years (and neighbours) ...

Twelve Busy Months in the Life of Mosaic

Jonathan Freeman | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK
Jonathan Freeman

It's a time of change for the UK and for Mosaic as we settle into our new home. However, there's one thing I am certain about: the next twelve months are going to be our most successful yet!

A Serpent's Egg Redux: Labour and the Disconnect with the Working Class

Julian Vigo | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Politics
Julian Vigo

For much of the past ten days I have been engaged in a series of online and real-life discussions with complete strangers, friends, friends of FaceB...

Post Referendum

Clive Norman | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Politics
Clive Norman

I watched an emergency session of the EU parliament today. 28/6/2016 The thing that struck me was the nastiness and bile that was directed towards ou...