statue of William Shakespeare at the centre of Leicester Square Gardens, London

Shakespeare's medieval world

01 May 2010

Medieval culture pervaded Shakespeare's life and work. Professor Helen Cooper examines its influence on the work of the world's greatest playwright.

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From beyond the grave

01 May 2009

Tracing popular beliefs from medieval to early modern times is highlighting the durability of debates about the dead.

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In pursuit of happiness

01 Apr 2007

Analysis of the results of a Europe-wide social survey is providing clues as to why some Europeans are happier than others.

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Climate change is chiefly man-made

02 Feb 2007

Professor Nigel Weiss, an expert in solar magnetic fields, has rebutted claims that a fall in solar activity could somehow compensate for the man-made causes of global warming.

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