Cleopatra or Kim Kardashian?

I must admit, I know quite a lot about Kim Kardashian. In fact, I know a little about her whole family. I’m not sure how I know about them. I’ve never actually gone out of my way to watch their television program or read an article about them. But the Kardashians...

Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose

This is one of my favourite paintings. The whole scene is just so magical! It is by the famous artist John Singer Sargent and was painted in 1885-1886. Sargent was an American artist, who lived in Paris before settling in England, where he painted this picture....

Redrawing women in history

  In our history classes in schools, just how many women do we learn about? I do remember learning about Florence Nightingale when I was at school, but when I was a history teacher myself I remember thinking how few women were in the curriculum, which seemed...

The changing face of Barbie

When I was a little girl I must have had about 50 Barbies. I had a Barbie house, a caravan, a car and a wardrobe for them better than my own. I could easily spend the whole day playing with my Barbies – I am certain that it helped improve my imagination! But, when I...

The oldest dress in the world

I came across this dress in the first week I moved to London and the first week of my studies in Archaeology. It fascinated me straight away. It is made from linen, comes from Egypt and dates to around 3000BC – which means it’s about 5000 years old! The fact that...

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