Dating back to the 1770’s, the market has attracted visitors for centuries, and with good reason. Initially the market was opened in response to a general wish to clear 'untidy, mes ..
Cambridge, we learn, is not quite as posh as we thought. The University, that is, not the town. The town is more or less the standard mix of the Bash Street Kids up one end and Walter's softies do ..
I am delighted to read (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38863545)that celebrants of a church service at the theological college of Westcott House in Cambridge have alarmed and annoyed their parishion ..
In the year 2017 the answer to this question has never been easier. Of course, listening itself is never easy, and many people who struggle to pay attention in their native language, have addition ..
It is not uncommon for students preparing for IELTS to ‘plateau’, i.e. to reach a 5-6 range and then get stuck there. Here at OISE Oxford, we guide the students beyond this stage, toward ..
One of the boons of living in the North Atlantic is the odd poetry of the shipping forecast – the daily forecast of wind speed and direction, barometric pressure, and so on in named sea quadrants ..
“It is not the first time I have been there: I had the wonderful opportunity to visit the Taj Mahal this time last year and it took my breath away. I'm sure you have seen the pictures in magazines ..
On Monday I was given a rather splendid-looking orange by my colleague Mark, who had just returned from Greece that morning on an early flight, and had plucked a couple of oranges from a tree befo ..
A Russian student of mine recently told me a story about a misunderstanding she had while on holiday in Scotland. She was sitting in a cafe, feeling car sick after a long drive. Next to her there ..
I first heard about the forthcoming Arctic Apocalypse when I was floating lazily in the middle of a sultry Indian Ocean. To cut a long story short, I was on a cruise from India to Singap ..
We continue to watch America unfold these days, and marvel. When Albrecht Dürer, on being shown some of the productions of the New World on a visit to Antwerp, wrote in his journals of the ‘subtle ..
'Midwinter spring is its own season
Sempiternal though sodden towards sundown,
Suspended in time, between pole and tropic.'
T.S. Eliot Little Gidding
Last Sunday was very much its own ..