Nicole Villani blogs on Sun Tzu’s ‘The Art of War’

Sun Tzu ‘The Art of War’ ‘The art of war is vital to the state, erode either to safety or to ruin’ taken from one of the greatest works on strategy, especially military strategy written 2,500 years ago in China. Sun Tzu was a General near the start of the 300 years’ war. He was […]

Rhiannon Timson blogs on the Insanity Defence.

Insanity Defence: What it is and how it is used in practice. In criminal defence, the defences can be made on justification or by excuse, insanity is by excuse highlighting the idea that the defendant cannot be held criminally responsible for their conduct under the circumstances. It is one of the most controversial defences as […]

Why did Militarism rise in Japan before WW2? Asks George Bingham.

Why did Militarism rise in Japan before WW2? The violent and chaotic rise of Militarism in Japan in the early 1900’s led to aggressive expansion into South East Asia and ultimately was the significant factor in the country entering into World War Two. This was an extremely turbulent period of Japan’s history with multiple assassinations, […]

Darcey Sharpe blogs on the importance of Super Tuesday. US Election Special

What is Super Tuesday? Super Tuesday is not the best day of the year or the same as Shrove Tuesday/ Pancake Day. It is when multiple American states, including two of the nation’s most populous states, California and Texas, go to the polls to elect a Democratic candidate to run in the Presidential race for […]

Darcey Sharpe US Presidential Election Blog: Iowa Caucus

Iowa caucus   In this and future blogs I will be attempting to explain the process of the US election, which is so very different from a UK general election. How does a UK election differ from a US election? In the UK, political parties have a chosen leader before the election campaign and can […]

Robert Couchman discusses evidence for the pronunciation of Latin.

Evidence for the Pronunciation of Latin   As an ancient language and one no longer spoken today (except by the Catholic church, who have their own pronunciation separate from the Classical Latin spoken by the Romans), you might expect that we don’t know how it was pronounced. However, we actually have a lot of evidence […]

Darcey Sharpe asks if ‘Little Women’ is a feminist novel?

Is Little Women, by Louisa Alcott, a feminist novel? “Little Women” is a classic novel written by Louisa Alcott, which is based on her own experiences. As she grew up with three sisters, I would say that the novel is very realistic as it is known for presenting many of her personal viewpoints and is […]

Eloise Quetglas-Peach explains how All the World’s Stage.

All the World’s Your Stage On Wednesday 29th January, seven language students from Stamford, including myself, who study French or Spanish opted to take part in a competition at Nottingham Girls School. This competition was organised by Business Language Champions (BLC) and one of the directors of this company, Sally Fagan, welcomed us and introduced […]

Grace Kendall debates – Matter vs Anti-Matter

Matter Vs Anti-matter: The Good and The Bad. Matter is everything. Matter is the substance of which everything is made. You; me; the thing you are reading this on, it’s all made from matter that was created after the Big Bang. So what is antimatter? Antimatter is the opposite of matter. The sub-atomic particles of […]

James Farrow asks: To what extent does reforesting the planet combat climate change?

To reforest is to simply “replant with trees; cover again with forest”. The topic has been revitalised by the social media movement #TeamTrees. This was started in May 2019 when the internet challenged a Youtuber known as “MrBeast” to plant 20 million trees after hitting 20 million subscribers. To complete this task, he teamed up […]