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Britten’s War Requiem was written to commemorate the bombing of Coventry Cathedral in World War II. PA Second World War collection

Why Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem still resounds today

The past may be a foreign country, but in terms of war, they do not do things differently there; death is death at any time and in any language. No other work in the Classical repertoire could be more…
John Barrowman and Karen Dunbar and their complementary tailoring. Martin Rickett/PA

Was the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony any good?

From John Barrowman’s Scottish accent to Susan Boyle’s nervous take of Mull of Kintyre to the cheered tribute to Nelson Mandela, the Commonwealth Games gave us an opening ceremony to remember. And that’s…
Don’t click on links and you’ll be alright. Atlaspix

Media shock stories about GameOver Zeus are not helpful

We need to watch out for headlines like the ones earlier this week warning that people had two weeks to protect themselves from a “powerful computer attack”. It can end up scaring people who have little…
We’re not planning to miss out. ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa

UK students trailing EU peers on take up of Erasmus exchanges

The Erasmus+ programme, which aims to boost the number of students and staff studying and working abroad across the European Union, started on January 1 2014. It will provide €14bn to 33 countries over…
Former Brazilian president Lula De Silva unveiling the Rio 2016 bid. Agencia Brasil

There would be no shame in Brazil ditching the Olympics

The 2014 Brazil World Cup and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games are becoming a running story, and not in the way organisers might like. We have seen news about public riots, lack of preparation, low quality infrastructure…
Prefab resprout: Here they come again! wikimedia

Prefab housing is coming back, and this time it’s permanent

In the late 1950s, more than a decade after the war and not long after the rock and roll explosion, Britain embarked on a house-building programme the like of which we have never seen before or since…
UK Culture Secretary Maria Miller threatens BBC retreat if Scotland votes ‘yes’ Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Never mind the BBC leaving Scotland – do Scots still want it?

When culture secretary, Maria Miller, said a Yes vote by Scotland would entail the departure of the BBC, it reignited the debate about its future in an independent Scotland, and also its value north of…
This season, it’s all about the jacket for Watson. BBC

BBC’s modern Sherlock owes his success to pure Victoriana

The third season of the BBC’s Sherlock opens with a bang and gives us Derren Brown, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock in an action hero window smash, followed by an insouciant hair tousle and a Hollywood…

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