Remembering Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh died on 29 July 1890, aged 37. Some of his paintings, like his famous sunflowers, chair, starry night, terrace cafe and bedroom, are amongst the most distinctive and recognisable (and certainly the most popular at student poster …


Nijinsky: ballet boy

You may have seen yesterday’s Facebook gallery inspired by a ballet dancer and choreographer, Marius Petipa. Today, we continue that theme on the blog with another legendary dancer. As a child, I loved ballet. I had lessons, I had the …





Why is the Sky Blue? – John Tyndall

“The brightest flashes in the world of thought are incomplete until they have been proven to have their counterparts in the world of fact.” – John Tyndall John Tyndall. Photograph by Barraud. Courtesy of The Wellcome Library (CC BY-NC 2.0) Today …