Highlights

The 2020 Vision of London as a Smart City
Posted in: Highlights

The race to make London a fully Smart City by 2020 When the ‘Smart’ word first entered our terminology during the digital age, it commonly described the technological capabilities and connectivity of our watches, wearables, and gadgets. Its meaning has taken on new power as our capital city embraces an era of artificial intelligence and […]

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Features

Rethinking Work: 2018 and Beyond
Posted in: Features

Exploring three-day weeks, work-life balance and the loss of jobs to A.I  Employment researchers claim recruitment tends to peak after the Christmas and New Year. Perhaps that’s because these employers have picked up on the restlessness people feel once the last remains of Christmas pudding and mulled wine have left the system and that boozy […]

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Reviews

Mandelbrot the Magnificent (Book)
Posted in: Books, Reviews

Author Liz Ziemska describes herself as a ‘writer of slightly strange fiction’ and her latest book, steeped in the wonders of complex mathematics and the snatched innocence of childhood, holds true to this. Set in a Jewish community in Warsaw, Poland, six-year-old Benoit lives a comfortable life with his dentist mother, tailor father and younger […]

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History

  • A Brief History of London’s Museums
    Posted in: Features, Galleries & Museums

    British Museum The British Museum was founded in 1753 and opened to the public on 15 January 1759, becoming the world’s first national public museum. It was made up of a substantial collection bequeathed to the nation by physician and naturalist Sir Hans Sloane, so this baronet was in many ways the de facto founder of […]

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    August 3rd: The First Traffic Lights in London
    Posted in: Highlights, Places

    The first electric traffic lights to be introduced in Britain were erected in London on this date August 3rd in 1926 whilst August 5th is the centenary of the first such lights anywhere in the world. We take for granted these safety signallers and their red, green and amber  commands but with our capital city now […]

  • The National Maritime Museum
    Posted in: Places

    Britain’s history as a global naval power during the era of empire is preserved in splendid grandeur in Greenwich’s National Maritime Museum and ideally located within walking distance of the harboured Cutty Sark so you can make a day of it. It’s surprising to learn that at its height the British empire covered a quarter […]

  • Greek Legacy to the Rescue?
    Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Highlights

    Greece’s geopolitical significance as a corridor between East and West is evident today as refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and much of the Muslim world use it as a passage to Europe but during the reign of its most celebrated ruler Alexander The Great (356 BC – 323 BC) this strategic position allowed him to […]

  • Nightwatchers at the Tower of London
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Highlights

    Stuck for something to do on Halloween night? Well if you’re seeking theatre with a difference, where the lines between performer and audience may be a bit ambiguous, digital theatre company ANAGRAM presents Nightwatchers an immersive theatre event you won’t be forgetting in a hurry. Based in the genuinely creepy prison environment of the Tower […]

  • The Darwinian Home
    Posted in: Features

    <p The Down House home to the greatest English scientist Charles Darwin now maintained by the English Heritage is a World Heritage building in what used to be Down in Kent, now part of the London borough of Bromley. Adult tickets are priced at £10. 60 with free entry to members of English Heritage. A […]