Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) - engraved from the painting of John Opie - Library of Congress

  • 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

  • Driven by Success 7 Dec 18

    When most people think about motorsport, it’s probably fair to say that Formula 1 is likely to take pole position – but there’s another racing championship that’s speeding up from behind... Read More

  • Why Colour is a Grey Area 7 Dec 18

    “Mem’ries…misty water-coloured mem’ries…” sang Barbra Streisand in the schmaltzy film The Way We Were. We usually access nostalgic memories through our ‘traditional’ senses... Read More

  • Funny Money 7 Dec 18

    A career as a professional comedian is mostly a response to being driven by an innate – albeit odd – compulsion to get onstage and make people laugh. There’s the small matter of needing an... Read More

  • The Lie of the Land 23 Nov 18

    In the years since 1918, much time has been devoted towards examining the causes of the war, the reasons why it unfolded as it did, and its social consequences. However, relatively little attention... Read More

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