"Huge hills and mountains of casks on casks were piled upon her wharves, and side by side the world-wandering whale ships lay silent and safely moored at last."
Herman Meville, Moby Dick
If the ..
On Saturday I will be making one of my infrequent but always miserably enjoyable visits to see Cambridge United play.
There is always something thunderous and muddy about a low ..
I’m going to type every word I know. Rectangle. America. Megaphone. Monday.
Ron Swanson, Parks and Recreation Season 3, episode 5
There are various ways you could set about learning a lang ..
William Blake (1757-1827) was an artist who worked in print media and paint, and often combined the two in his own self-published books. Within these he elaborated a deep and complex mythology ost ..
What is a museum? A repository of objects? An educational tool? A display of imperial power?
There is a whole ‘science’ devoted to museum, needless to say, (known as 'museum studies'); and ap ..
You can learn pretty much anything from the Internet these days. Yesterday, for example, I learnt to read Korean. It took about five minutes.
I’ve been looking at some eighteenth century alphabets, designed to help children with their ABC, and some of them have some pretty rum, and no-doubt memorable, examples:
“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 ..