Fireworks night

Toffee apples and fireworks

The famous 5th November where in 1605, Guy Fawkes was arrested whilst guarding explosive to blow up the House of Lords, also known as the Gunpowder Plot. Members of the public lit bonfires in celebration of the survival of King James which still carries on today as a symbol of thanksgiving for the failure of […]

Oxford Street Christmas lights turning on

Oxford Street starts London’s Christmas festivities

This Sunday 6th November, singer Craig David will be starting off London’s festive season this winter. Craig David will be lighting up central London at 18:15pm and turning on the spectacular Christmas lights on Oxford Street. Hosted by Capital Radio, the event marks the official start of Christmas in London. The Vamps, Nathan Sykes and […]

Trooping the colour June 2016

What is more British than the Queen’s official birthday?!

Trooping the Colour! Every year on a Saturday in June, her majesty’s birthday is celebrated with a grand parade, also known as ‘Trooping the Colour’. Over 1400 officers and men, 200 horses and 400 musicians from the Household Division perform a ceremony with the Queen herself taking the salute.  The officer in Command parades the troops from […]

Camilla at Plumpton College

HRH Camilla and Plumpton College

HRH Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall visited Plumpton College in 2014 to officially open the first UK Wine Research Centre dedicated to viticulture and oenology. Students at Plumpton College now have the opportunity to choose to study the UK’s first MSc course in Viticulture and Oenology.  Whilst undertaking some wine tasting, Camilla was able to explore the grounds […]

OIEG 25th anniversary

OIEG celebrate their 25th anniversary!

Having started in 1991, on the 16th May 2016, Oxford International Education Group had a big celebration with all the staff members to mark their 25th anniversary. The owners David Brown and Robert Darrell started by operating outbound tours for UK University students and established English language courses for foreign students during the summer. Today, Oxford […]

Shakespeare 400th Anniversary

Shakespeare’s 400th Anniversary Celebrations

Celebrating the famous script-writer William Shakespeare’s achievements, a year of cultural and artistic events are taking place across London to commemorate the 400th anniversary of his death. With some of his most famous pieces including ‘Romeo and Juliet’, ‘Hamlet’, ‘Macbeth’ and ‘The Tempest’, the events will be comprising of theatre, music, opera, dance and exhibitions with an […]

UK stamps collecion

The Black Penny

Issued in Great Britain on the 1st May 1840, the Black Penny featuring the profile of Queen Victoria was the first adhesive postage stamp used officially in the public postal system on the 6th May! The adhesive element of the postage stamp was to indicate the pre-payment of postage. Sir Rowland Hill allowed letters of […]

Mayoral elections 2016

Mayoral Elections 2016

Elections to select the next Mayor of London was held on May 5th 2016. Citizens all over the UK placed their vote to choose who should be following in the footsteps of ex-mayor Boris Johnson who has decided not to stand for re-election. Having been elected as a Member of Parliament for the Conservative Party for Uxbridge […]

Computer coding on tape

Computer coding history on tape

45 years ago, it was unusual to walk into a school and for there to be computer. Technology has advanced so rapidly that today it is becoming increasingly common for students to learn computer coding as part of even their school curriculum. The Bucksmore coding programme gives students an insight into computer coding where they will […]