The UCL Festival of Culture 2017


Michael Organ


80 free events over 6 days


UCL’s, (University College London), Festival of Culture returns this year with a programme set to showcase the rich diversity of world-class research led by staff and students in the Faculties of Arts & Humanities and Social & Historical Sciences.

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Interview with Actress Claudia Christian



Hazel Speed

It is always such a privilege when a person of note, a celebrity within any field, consents to an interview within which they share an insight of themselves in deeper ways.

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Fleeing the RatPac: James Packer, Gambling and Hollywood

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Binoy Kampmark

To tabloid filled US audiences, Australia’s billionaire and casino mogul, James Packer, has tended to be associated more with having a hand on Mariah Carey’s voluptuousness than decent deals and sound business prowess.

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The Avengers: Early episodes unearthed


Hazel Speed

We all have favourite TV channels and programmes therein. Quite a number of programmes considered to be ‘classics’ (i.e. from former times) feature within choices available via UK Freeview (though no doubt not exclusively so).

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Child Marriage: Solving the consequences and policing the right policies


Ebi Robert


A sure way to achieve peace is respect for human rights –

                      Child marriage is malice to Humanity.

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Moonlight wins Best Picture Oscar after major onstage gaffe

Lucy Nicholson

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Jill Serjeant

African-American coming-of-age tale “Moonlight” won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday, beating favourite “La La Land” after an embarrassing onstage gaffe over the announcement.

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Interview with Actress Stefanie Powers

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Hazel Speed

It was such a great honour that actress Stefanie Powers kindly agreed to answer twelve questions which I put to her for publication in Tuck Magazine.

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