The first English dictionary was the work of a single man just over 250 years ago. Here’s some background to this epic achievement.
Victor Hugo was a truly prolific writer with much of his work having a overt political and social sub-text or commentary. This is a list of his works.
How many of us have a foot a foot long ?
What are the origins of some of the measurements we use today.
Coca Cola is a ubiquitous and iconic symbol of the U.S. but when & who came up with it?
The Mind-Body problem. One of philosophy’s great topics of conjecture and debate. How are mental phenomena explicable in terms of, or otherwise related to, physical states and events in the body ?
Every country has it’s own national symbols. The Channel Islands are no different and there’s a surprising array of animals ascribed to each island and their people.
There are 2 basic categories of beer : Lagers and Ales. But what is it that makes them so different ?
Guernsey today is an independent crown dependency. How did this state of affairs, common to all the Channel Islands, come about ?
Spectacles … fashion item and indispensable ‘modern’ aid … but they’re far older than you think. Here we look at the origins of specs.
Improve and test your wordpower by matching words to one of a multiple possible definitions.
Microbes are everywhere … feeding, multiplying, in the air, soil, on our hands, in food, in our intestines. Their effects can be deadly. Read how 1 man discovered a simple technique to neutralise them.
As well as being one of Britain’s greatest ever leaders Winston Churchill was endowed with a sharp wit and turn of phrase.
Mead is an ancient alcoholic brew made with honey, fresh spring water, and yeast. Mead making became well known in Europe but died out as people became urbanized. This happened about 500 years ago in Europe.
The Bayeux Tapestry is a fascinating historical artifact. It depicts such a pivotal moment in British and Channel Island history, that of the invasion & conquest of England by William the Conqueror in 1066. It’s a beautiful artifact that’s nearly 1,000 years old!