The UK is currently experiencing 'Summer'. A phenomenon which happens once a year and usually consists of around a week of sunshine, followed by a lot of wet weather. This year, however, Britain is experiencing an ongoing heat wave, which is only getting hotter. A welcome change to the traditional British summer. The heat isn't [...]
Contrary to popular belief, the Moonwalk isn't just the signature dance move of the great Michael Jackson. It's also the name of a fantastic event that aims to raise money for the global fight against breast cancer. The Moonwalk is an all night power walking challenge around the streets of central London. But that's not [...]
Scientifically, every star in the night sky is just an enormous glowing ball of gas held together by gravity. But humans have always interpreted the stars as something beautiful and for years they have provided inspiration to explore, to dream and to learn. They have played their part in historical religious ceremonies and in navigating [...]
Maps present a dynamic art that is constantly evolving as time goes by. Last October, we wrote about the history of cartography and it's progression over the years. We've also added an entire collection of historic maps to our online map shop. However, since the advent of Google Maps and other digital mapping solutions, some [...]
Updated - 18th April 2016 Dad's can be difficult to buy gifts for. As a broad rule, men are generally harder to buy gifts for than women. It's often best to play it safe and buy your Dad something that will allow him to reassert his masculinity. Something like a Bosch Power Drill or a [...]
Margaret Thatcher was Britain's first female Prime Minister and served three consecutive terms in Office. She was the driving force behind a broken Britain, and a lot of her actioned policies were greeted with heavy opposition. She was responsible privatising state-owned industries, reforming trade unions, lowering taxes and reducing social expenditure across the board. Thatcher's [...]
The 1930's was a period of immense change. The great depression caused markets to crash and resulted in economic downfall, whilst Adolf Hitler seized the opportunity to rise to power. Many major conflicts occurred across the world including the Second Sino-Japanese War, the Chaco War and the earth changing World War II. The decade also [...]
The origins of language in humans has been a topic of scholary discussion throughout the ages. It has been documented in the Christian bible in the book of Genesis as a 'confusion of tongues' and has been deemed by some scholars as unsuitable for serious discussion due to a lack of empirical evidence.