Month: July 2012

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The Olympics is upon us, but where is Prince Phillip worshipped as a God?

The Olympics is upon us, but where is Prince Phillip worshipped as a God?

So on the day of the opening ceremony, and following on from our previous posts about the Games, we felt we had to add one last feature on the Olympics before it began. Looking at a list of competing nations we found ourselves asking questions su...
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Fluent in another language? Here’s how to make the most of it

Fluent in another language? Here’s how to make the most of it

The recent blog post Why the Change in Language Focus for Employers, explained how languages such as Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese are becoming more important to UK employers. If you're fluent in another language (as...
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How Gold is a Gold Medal and is Princess Anne a Man? All your Important Olympic Questions Answered

How Gold is a Gold Medal and is Princess Anne a Man? All your Important Olympic Questions Answered

  With only 11 days to go until the opening ceremony, Olympic fever is about to hit the capital. The definition of Olympic fever varies greatly depending on whom you ask. For some it is the thrill and excitement of watching the world’s gre...
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What do Damien Hirst, Attila the Hun, Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Hurd have in common?

What do Damien Hirst, Attila the Hun, Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Hurd have in common?

The British undergraduate degree classification system is one that many students find frustrating and arcane. With its peculiar marking system that rarely extends above 80/100, many people have been calling for it to be scrapped. But what would i...
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Working 9 to 5, the best way to make a “livin”?

Working 9 to 5, the best way to make a “livin”?

Dolly Parton’s seminal oeuvre, inspired by the works of Marx and Engels, is a critical take on the “all takin’, no givin’” capitalist model and tackles with one of life’s most challenging dilemmas; how to divide your time between work and play. F...
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