Shakespeare's sonnets @ British Library

Wed 2 Feb 2011, 18.30 - 20.00 ~ Conference Centre, British Library, St. Pancras, London.
Probably the greatest love poems in English literature, the sonnets introduced to the language such phrases as ‘Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?’, ‘the darling buds of May’, and ‘remembrance of things past’. Still fresh and intriguing after 400 years, they express almost every phase and every permutation of love, from the first infatuation to final loss, and are perhaps the most personal of all Shakespeare’s works.

An evening of appreciation and exploration with award-winning poet Don Paterson, and Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen (co-authors of the RSC Complete Works of William Shakespeare) and actor and writer Ben Crystal.
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Relato fotográfico de la protesta estudiantil en Londres

London tuition fee protest by The Boston Globe
Yesterday (December 10), in central London, thousands of students and others gathered to protest as Britain’s Parliament met to vote on a proposal to raise university tuition fees significantly - nearly tripling them - as part of a continuing set of austerity programs. During the protest, several clashes took place between police and protesters, resulting in numerous injuries and 43 arrests. Late in the demonstration, a group of protesters attacked the car of Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall as the couple were inside, being driven to the London Palladium. The car was slightly damaged, the royal couple unharmed, though a bit shaken by the incident. Parliament did end up narrowly approving the measure, and the fee increases are set to take effect in 2012. Collected here are images from London last night.
Relato fotográfico de la protesta estudiantil en Londres

El bus ateo

La periodista del diario británico The Guardian, Ariane Sherine, lanzó la campaña del bus ateo y obtuvo 150.000 libras esterlinas (aproximadamente US$ 250.000) que le permitió financiar su campaña publicitaria en 800 buses londinenses con el slogan:

Probablemente Dios no existe. Deja de preocuparte y disfruta la vida.

Luego del éxito logrado en Inglaterra, la campaña se extendió por el mundo, replicándose en Alemania, Australia, Canadá, Croacia, España, Estados Unidos de Norteamérica, Finlandia, Francia, Italia, y Suiza. Posteriormente, Ariane y otros escritores, actores, periodistas y científicos ateos se unieron para publicar el libro “The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas, un manual serio y al mismo tiempo divertido. Entre los autores se destacan: Richard Dawkins, Charlie Brooker, Derren Brown, Ben Goldacre, Jenny Colgan, David Baddiel, Simon Singh, AC Grayling, Brian Cox y Richard Herring.

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