"Britain" Blogs & Blog Posts

Separated by a Common LanguageSeparated by a Common Language

Observations on British and American English by an American linguist living...

 
The Martyn FilesThe Martyn Files

A humorous look at everyday things that happen to everday people

 
Art and Architecture, mainlyArt and Architecture, mainly

The fine arts, decorative arts and architecture of Europe, North America an...

 
Old VarietiesOld Varieties

This site has been set up to celebrate and feature the heritage of Britain&...

 


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The Annunciation, Jan van Eyck, c1425. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DCApollo is proud to announce the winners of its annual awards. Dating back to 1992, the Apollo Awards celebrate major achievements in the art and museum worlds.Short li...

I do not understand DNA at all, so I have totally depended on Profiles in Science. But I do understand the sexist treatment of clever female intellectuals. British Rosalind Franklin (1920-58) was not the first woman to have endured indig­nit­ies in...

Dominic Cummings, the chief political aide of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, is leaving his post with immediate effect, reports the BBC. The move comes after days of intrigue and backstabbing at Number 10 which also saw the departure of a top Cummings...

The jobless rate hit its highest in four years in the third quarter, while layoffs hit a record, even before a second lockdown took effect.

The nightmare. Canadians watching in surprise as they were invaded from the southAmericans have a history of underestimating Canadians. The animosity goes back to the War of 1812, when troops from the British colony of Canada marched to Washingt...

Only twice have I ever mentioned Naum Gabo in my blog. Firstly in the mid 1930s Ivon Hitchens lived in a Hampstead studio, within a circle of avant-garde artists known as The London Group. The group included the other members of the 7 & 5 Society...

   Amy Winehouse and her father Mitch, 2010 Jewish News - Times of Israel Amy Winehouse’s (1983-2011) family left Minsk in 1890 and followed the fam­iliar route from the East End of London to its no...