Britain is about to spend a staggering £300 million on Halloween. With inflation rising and the value of sterling falling, some might say that’s a scary amount of money. But perhaps a more intelligent observation to make on the nation’s annual spending on all things ‘orange and … [Read more...] about What Made Halloween into a £300 Million Business?
We often think of universities as purely academic institutions, free from the commercial pressures of the ‘real world’. Traditionally, people used to talk dismissively about ‘boffins’ in ‘ivory towers’, living off ‘Government grants’, cocooned from the harsh financial and … [Read more...] about (Starter for 10…) Can we help you solve your University Challenge?
Perfectly timed for the Summer holidays, there’s a new mesmerising movie now playing at the Science Museum in London. Made using real images taken by the world’s most powerful telescopes – of distant galaxies, the sun and Mars - Hidden Universe brings the mystery of the cosmos to … [Read more...] about Are Lumascapes turning into Black Holes?
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BRIC and Brexit sound almost interchangeable, like bric and brac (two words put together so eloquently by the French to form bric-à-brac, describing the sale of “elaborately decorated teacups and small vases of modest value, often sold in street markets” …) but the truth is, … [Read more...] about New BRIC markets beyond Brexit?