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BBC World War One paintings

Mary Beard has been curating on the site this week and it’s well worth looking at…this is Britannia saving the troops….
This is Kit Inspection by Stanley Spencer….


The Dreamers (Bertolucci, 2003): Rewatched

Once our professor told us that even though everyone has seen and enjoyed The Dreamers, it is probably the worst Bertolucci’s film. It is not difficult at all to see why so many young people love this film – it represents both the most secret dreams and biggest fears; and even though it might seem quite strange or even awkward, it is very easy to watch. 736 more words

Brain food - 10 morsels about Rome

Facts about Rome – where do you start?  Here are ten and not just to do with food.

I.        Rome at the height of its power was the first city in Europe to have to feed over a million citizens.   328 more words


One Way to Cut the Deficit: Take the Hamsters Out of Their Wheels - Open Letter to David Cameron

Dear Prime Minister

I’m writing to you because according to Mary Beard you don’t respond to tweets. Nor do I for that matter, but then I’m not as important as you, and even if I was, I wouldn’t be bothered with maintaining a “social media centre” to pump out an endless stream of blather that impresses nobody but my own acolytes. 1,153 more words


Feminism = Gender Equality; it's that simple

Feminism = Gender Equality. I didn’t know this is what feminism meant when I was younger; I thought it was about angry, loud women and I didn’t want anything to do with it. 541 more words

Life Lessons

Dead Women Sell Books

I was recently invited by Shots Blog – the blogspot for Shots Crime & Thriller Ezine – to write a guest post. Here is my piece… 802 more words


Caitlin Moran, Mary Beard and Feminism's thousand pound block of fairy dust

by Bethany Taylor

“From the first crashing chords of ‘Siva,’ every kid in the venue had the same look on their face: ‘I, too, have felt like a cat locked out in the rain, Billy Corgan! 1,057 more words