“What song the Sirens sang, or what name Achilles assumed when he hid himself among women, though puzzling questions, are not beyond all conjecture.”
Sir Thomas Browne, Hydriotaphia, Urn Burial, ..
Most students at OISE Oxford choose to stay with a host family during their course and, if they are new to the experience, it is not unusual for them to feel a little apprehensive b ..
As far as the first question goes we only need to consider the signature and effective brand of the architect. It's as simple as whether you have ever heard of them or not. Richard Rogers, Norman ..
The Fitzwilliam Museum has now passed beyond its 200th anniversary, and is wrapping up festivities. Among other things, it has made a short film in which visitors (mainly children, because they ar ..
We all know by now that information is beautiful. There is even a website that says so (http://www.informationisbeautiful.net). This is an age that is characterised, if nothing else, by its worshi ..
Typically, the New Year's resolution involves quitting smoking, quitting drinking, losing weight or spending more time with members of your family. You might switch from cigarettes to a vaper, ..
While we think of languages as rather quicksilver affairs, subject to rapid change, grammar in fact, changes slowly. We might add new words with gay abandon; but we do not, for example, add pronou ..
A new year, and what are we to do? This year, of all years, the appetite for energetic re-invention is in severe abeyance, for all sorts of reasons too obvious to mention. Do we really want to bet ..
As one year draws to a close, and a new one springs into existence, most of us will naturally be turning our thoughts to the coming year. Unfortunately, if 2016 is anything to go by, man ..
Quite a few of our students come to Oxford in order to prepare for an English exam, IELTS being by far the most popular. Getting a good result in IELTS can have a significant impact on ..
I was asked directions a few days ago, for the first time in a long time – a young man stopped me as I was leaving the school, wanting to know how to get to St. John’s College. He was a bit nervy, ..
The drone armies will soon be with us, bringing peace and cheer to all men, and I look forward to the day when I have to lay out a landing strip for my ..