The attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York on the morning of September 11th 2001 were the most significant event of the first decade of the 21st century and the war on terror that was fought as a result has spread around the globe and created the biggest conflicts of the century so far. The U
Email is one of the immense successes of the internet. It has helped revolutionise communications and has come close to killing of the standard snail mail letter. But is Email itself is a dying form of communication? Many younger people do not use email and it is to how they communicate that we shou
Absolute monarchy always had its limits, these limits prevent it from becoming a despotism or a tyranny. However the theoretical limits on an absolute monarch were heavily contested at the time and today, how absolute a Monarch ever was is contested. There is even the question as to whether even th
16 schools have taken up Michael Gove's plan to cast off the National Curriculum and set their own rules. Parents will be able to play a bigger part in their child's education. They may end up teaching some unusual things such as etiquette and fine dining and bring about a return of Latin. While the
A report by the former speaker of the Scottish Parliament, George Reid, has recommended that the National Trust for Scotland consolidate on its core properties that are of 'historical significance'. Faced with dwindling visitor numbers and with sites frequently running at losses, Reid has called for
The recently heated debate as to whether or not tuition fees for universities should be increased has lead to some vice-chancellors declaring that they want to increase charges to up to £20,000 whilst Malcolm Grant, chairman of the Russell Group which represents 20 of the top higher-education resea
Peter Atkins, an English chemist and fellow and professor of chemistry, has said that ‘science is almost totally incompatible with religion.’ The two schools have traditionally been opposed to one another but recently it has been suggested that science and religion need a truce. Is it possible
The G20 summit in London has caused uproar in the Capital, centered on the City. Marchers have converged on the the Bank of England from many directions and the climate exchange has also attracted many protestors.
Batman is a fictional character created by the artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger. A comic book superhero, Batman first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939, and since then has appeared in many of DC Comics’ publications. Originally referred to as "the Bat-Man" and still referred to at
"In 1998 when NATO troops came into Kosovo, Albanians drove the Roma out while the NATO forces stood by. A community of 10,000 Roma had been living for centuries in a mahalla near the river. But the Albanians wanted revenge and the land; they got both.
The church of scientology was founded in 1952 by the controversial science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard. And since then has grown to a multinational religion (although some countries only recognise it as a non profit organisation) with many outreach and self help programs. However there have been l
Transferring the ownership of and is an extremely complex and long process. There are many stages that people have to go through in order to complete and perfect the ownership and there are various rules in place to protect the whole process. But do these rules favour the seller in such transactions
The USA has always believed that it is an exceptional nation. From its very beginnings Americans believed that they were given the land of America to exploit to the full. There was a manifest destiny that helped drive America from coast to coast and on into the Pacific. America is always seen, espec
Theatres take advantage of selling tickets online but do not show their shows online. Are they missing a big opportunity? To put a video on the internet has such small costs it would seem to be a perfect way for theatres to muscle in on a market that at the moment the big media companies have all to
Liberal democracies are often thought of as the best form of governance, but is it the suitable to everyone? And is this really correct, or just a Western notion that their way of governing is the best way, and thus cultural arrogance? We will examine all these points in this topical debate.
All languages undeniably change over the years, and these changes reflect how the words are used. The most important thing about written communication is that it is understood, not that it follows an arcane set of rules that benefit nobody.
Health officials seem to be pretty unanimously in favour of breastfeeding. According to the NHS “Breastfeeding is natural and normal and gives your baby the best start.” There are numerous health benefits but should it be compulsory as suggested by Gisele Bundchen?
A US doctor caused outrage last week after claiming that obese children should be taken from their parents. If advice, cajoling, warnings and social ridicule aren't working, how else can we stop the plague of childhood obesity, he argued. Carol Sarler of the Daily Mail agreed, arguing the rise in ch
The Council of Circuit Judges has come to the 'firm conclusion that there is no compelling case to alter the status quo’ believes that the age limit on jurors should remain in place. However people over 70 vote, have built up experience and wisdom and also have the free time to be able to take par
Bangladesh, India and Pakistan have had female prime ministers. Hilary Clinton claimed that running against Obama for a possible presidential candidacy meant she broke some sort of glass ceiling for American women and women every where. The thing that these women have in common are husbands or fathe