Students at the University of Exeter played a role in a piece of research recently that earned the researcher a Queen’s Prize. The prize, an annual award established in 1965 by Queen Elizabeth II, for research excellence in the field of English studies, went to Ruth-Maria Roth, a student of English language and literature at the University of Bonn.
Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure were among the artists who appeared on television’s This is Your Life, when the big red book was wheeled out for musician Paul Young. Apart from describing him as having one of the finest Read more »
“I want to carry on doing the job until the job’s done”, said the current Prime Minister, Tony Blair, recently – alluding to the fact that he has no plans to stand aside for anyone.
Isn’t progress a wonderful thing? Much of it makes us want to go back to how things were. The latest heatwave has many discussing global warming and the book reviewed on page 43 doesn’t bode particularly well for our future.
August is here and as usual a radical change comes over the countryside. School’s out and countless visitors descend on the towns, villages, beaches and rural areas of the South West. The feel of the local environment changes.
Summer is here. There are burnt bits everywhere and open gardens, outdoor music, fetes and country fairs will be teasing people out to sample the culture of the Jurassic coast and countryside.
However, if you’re thinking of missing out on all the local entertainment on offer by watching tennis, you may want to take heed of a recent piece of advice from University of Greenwich scientists.
Just prior to the war in Iraq I bumped into a real life conspiracy theorist who was suffering from a cold and kept referring to the current Prime Minister as ‘old Toady’. By an extraordinary coincidence I found myself sitting next to him on a train recently, where he both entertained and frightened me with his latest theories.
HAUNTING melodies and a voice that sounds like it should be floating across the Seine on a warm Parisian summer’s evening, are just two good reasons for checking out the Rosebud Bullets CD by Myshkin’s Ruby Warblers. Although over a Read more »
THIS man does the school run, the Times and Guardian crossword, goes to the gym, cares about cloning, doesn’t believe in the devil and likes country music! He is also the lead singer in the world’s other, greatest rock& roll Read more »
Eagle eyed readers may have spotted from the front cover that this is issue number 50.
Someone suggested we celebrate this momentous occasion. 50th birthdays are quite unique and we wondered how many people really celebrate them with any gusto?