Magazine - Mary Seacole

Earlier this year, I read that a woman called Mary Seacole had been voted the ‘Greatest Black Briton’ of all time in a BBC poll. I was shocked to realise that I had no idea who she was…

Two Peas in a Pod

Edie and Evie are identical twins. Identical in appearance, but their personalities are not at all identical. Things get very weird when one of them pretends to be the other...

Poem: The Tay Bridge Disaster

"Alas! I am very sorry to say | That ninety lives have been taken away". Lines from the most famous poem from William Topaz McGonagall, who is regarded as one of the worst poets in the English language!  

Magazine - Universities

Cairo, Bologna, and Paris have been offering it the longest. What am I talking about? A university education, of course. So who goes to university and what do they get out of their experience?

Professionals Podcasts - eBay

Listen to this business school seminar from the year 2006 where the seminar leader talks about how eBay achieved its success.

Coetzee's novels

Read synopses of some of the novels of Nobel prize winning writer, South African J.M. Coetzee, and then compare them.

Magazine - Magic

A man playing card tricks in the street is doing magic, just as a wizard in a story fighting with dragons is using magic. Magic is when something happens that we cannot explain or understand.

Professionals Podcasts - Managing conflict

Listen to some people trying to resolve a dispute at work with the help of a mediator.

Address to a Haggis

This famous poem by the great Scottish poet Robert Burns is regularly recited during celebrations throughout the world, whenever Haggis makes an appearance on the menu.

Elementary Podcasts: Tess & Ravi

Talking about birthdays, knitting, family quiz, favourite food, Carolina goes shoe shopping, pronouns, uses of 'poor' and 'old'.


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