HMS Cavalier (1944) credit Robert Radford

  • Exploring Coastal Connections 19 Apr 19

    A ship, they say, is a microcosm of society, so what better way to explore our shifting sense of national identity than in the multitude of maritime museums around our coastline? For all its... Read More

  • The Colour of Old Conkers 5 Apr 19

    He’s tall, lean, devastatingly handsome, and with a confident insouciance that’s enormously charismatic. It’s easy to see why journalist, writer and broadcaster Kate Spicer is completely under... Read More

  • Hard Cash… and the Lack of It 22 Mar 19

    They say money makes the world go round. But is that money tangible – coins and notes – or is it digital transactions; card payments, bank transfers, smartphone taps? Increasingly, it’s the... Read More

  • Something in the Way She Moves 22 Mar 19

    Of all the hidden gems to be found on YouTube, one of the sweetest is a short clip, lasting just over a minute, of ten-year-old Anna Rose O’Sullivan dancing at a local ballet school performance. Her... Read More

  • Conversation and Creation 8 Mar 19

    Oscar-winning actor Olivia Colman, who recently received the coveted accolade for portraying the rambunctious Queen Anne in The Favourite, highlighted how women in the 18th century were just as... Read More

  • The Golden Age of Design 22 Feb 19

    It’s called the ‘Agatha Christie effect’: while we may be bewitched by Poirot’s unerring ability to sniff out a killer, we’re just as likely to be enchanted by the 1920s and 30s living rooms... Read More

  • Everyone's Business 22 Feb 19

    While much has changed in the education arena since I was at school, one thing has steadfastly remained the same – and that is the shortage of careers guidance and support provided to students... Read More

  • Between a Rock and a Good Place 25 Jan 19

    Unlike his most famous incarnation, Sylvester Stallone isn’t the sort of guy who panders to sentimentality – “I work, I earn money, I look after my family… that’s about it, really... Read More

  • Keeping up with Kidman 11 Jan 19

    There is a level of consistency that has always accompanied Nicole Kidman’s work. From breakthrough brilliance (Dead Calm and Days of Thunder) to shimmering showtime magnificence (Moulin Rouge... Read More

  • Behind Closed Doors 28 Dec 18

    From the Tower of London to the town lock-up, old prisons have always intrigued us. Let’s face it, we enjoy the grim frisson of the impregnable architecture, the lurid stories of the inmates... Read More

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