The power of playtime

A new study has confirmed the value of live theatre for young people – but with tight budgets and a crammed curriculum, how should schools respond?

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Why the Duchess of Sussex is my hero

Not since the walls of my childhood bedroom were adorned with massive posters of Legolas and Captain Jack Sparrow, and the quote ‘evil never looked so good’ alongside a printout of the villainous spy Sark from the TV show Alias, have I swooned over someone as much as I currently do over the Duchess of Sussex. Admittedly it is rather more platonic swooning, but it is no less meaningful for it.  

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What I’ve learned from setting up my own podcast

Earlier this year I set up a podcast series, Past Matters, which asks museums, galleries and historic houses what their most underrated items are. Prior to that, I set up a podcast series Millennials Now, where I interviewed millennials on the direction life had taken them now that this ‘snowflake’ generation had grown up.

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Three tapestries – Hever Castle

This episode of Past Matters is for fans of the Tudors, Anne Boleyn and anyone who has ever wanted to learn more about tapestries, royal signifiers of power and historical fashion. Or those who enjoy looking for the comic scenes hidden in art. 

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