Henri Cooke blogs on investing

Investing: Index funds vs dividend stocks   There are many different ways to invest in stocks but the two I am going to talk about are index fund investing and dividend investing. To begin with you may be wondering, what are they? Well, an index fund is a collection of stocks that track a specific market index. […]

Object biography for the Relic of the True Cross. By George Bingham

Object biography for the Relic of the True Cross The journey of the True Cross is described by numerous but conflicting sources and splits into untraceable stories of each fraction. Therefore, I will focus on the narrative of the relic of the True cross that was in Jerusalem. Due to the religious aspect of the […]

George Bingham discusses The Fourth Crusade

The Fourth Crusade: Rejecting the Revenge Narrative The Fourth Crusade marks a crucial moment in the history of crusading upon which the values largely pivoted away from the traditional prioritisation of religious symbolism towards financial and territorial gain. Although there have always been capitalistic attitudes amongst crusaders, this had previously always been seen as a […]

Harry Laventure: PERSEUS WITH THE HEAD OF MEDUSA.

PERSEUS WITH THE HEAD OF MEDUSA: The 16th Century Diss-Track to the Greatest Sculpture of All Time. Italy. Florence. Piazza della Signoria. Loggia dei Lanzi. This square contains some of the most valuable pieces of art from the Renaissance era. True geniuses walked the streets, mercenaries producing artefacts of the finest calibre and receiving pay […]

Darcey Sharpe’s West Wing Blog

West Wing Blog   Question : What do you get when you put a recovering alcoholic, a Nobel prize-winning economist, a failed Jewish political operative, an Ivy League lawyer, a fired P.R. ‘flamingo’ and a political idealist into an oval shaped room?   Answer : The twenty-six Emmy award winning drama, written be Aaron Sorkin […]

Darcey Sharpe asks: Should military service be mandatory?

Should military service be mandatory?   The subject and practice of compulsory military service was once something that was instituted by the majority of countries around the world, but in the last fifty years a significant portion of those participating countries no longer operate the compulsory call ups for young men and women. It is […]

MG looks at “Mr. Nobody” and Choice

MG looks at “Mr. Nobody” and Choice   “I’m not afraid of dying. I’m afraid I haven’t been alive enough.” – Nemo Nobody   Mr. Nobody – directed by Jaco Van Dormael To what extent do choices matter? This is known as the philosophy of choice, the idea that we voluntarily make our own decisions […]