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Public Lecture on Shakespeare's First Folio

Our series of events marking the quatercentenary of Shakespeare’s death culminates in a public lecture on Shakespeare’s First Folio by a leading world expert, Professor Emma Smith (Hertford College, Oxford), author of… 232 more words


#AgriculturalRevolution needed to end poverty

South Africa is a country with high levels of poverty, inequalities and a history that is racially skewed in terms of development. Even in a world class city like Cape Town a vast number of citizens go without food for days due to the rising food costs that have surpassed the overall inflation according to Development Bank of South Africa. 437 more words

Lines around the Eye

The area across the water from Amsterdam’s Central Station has been awarded a new lease of life in the last few years.  It now lures both visitors and locals across the Ij for a dash of culture, relaxation and pleasing views. 249 more words

Fun Foto Challenge

Happy Funeral Rites

Knowing that a New Orleans funeral has something of a happy ritual, I played my version – and watched with great interest a film document introducing funeral rites in GHANA, Africa. 55 more words



IJdock is an artificial peninsula on the bank of the IJ river in Amsterdam. Since its completion in 2013, it houses the Palace of Justice, offices of the National Water Police, a marina and a luxury hotel. 21 more words


Weekly Press Review - 17 June 2016

According to the press last week, existing boat-based whale watching (BBWW) and white shark cage diving (WSCD) operating permits allocated in 2011 will be renewed for a further 12-month period.   199 more words

Weekly Press Review