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Mendelssohn in Edinburgh

Mendelssohn in Edinburgh, Scotlandby Robert Broerse Back in April, my mother and I had the opportunity to visit Edinburgh, Scotland for the first time. We had never visited the city or the country before. It was a dream of my mother’s. While wandering the old town, we encountered the Sir Walter Scott Memorial and we visited the Writer’s Museum. We hiked up Calton Hill to …

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Scott vom Leipzig Englisch trifft Prinz Charles

Prinz Charles in Leipzig

Mein Treffen mit H.R.H. Prinz Charles in Leipzig – eine Ehre und ein Privileg Hin und wieder bekommt man die Chance etwas Großartiges und Bedeutendes im Leben zu machen. Bitte verstehen Sie mich nicht falsch, meine Arbeit als Englischtrainer ist jeden Tag aufs Neue erfüllend. Aber vor Kurzem hatte ich die Möglichkeit etwas zu erleben, dass mich und alle meine Freunde, meine Familie und sogar …

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Week in Review (25th – 30th March)

Week in Review (25th – 30th March) CURRENT AFFAIRS “No turning back” for the UK as Brexit officially begins ©REUTERS/Yves Herman After the Brexit bill enabling UK’s Prime Minister to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty was passed in the British Parliament, on Wednesday Theresa May proceeded to the writing of a letter in which her country’s decision to leave the EU was formally …

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Scotland: A New Referendum?

Scotland’s First Minister Announces Initiative for an Independence Referendum ©heraldscotland.com In September 2014, the people of Scotland were given the opportunity to decide on their future in a referendum with the purpose of determining whether the country would continue to be part of the United Kingdom or become an independent state. The turnout of 84.6% meant that more people voted than in any UK election …

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Week in Review (24th February – 3rd March)

This Week in the News (24th February – 3rd March) CURRENT AFFAIRSThe British government suffers defeat in the House of Lords After the bill which is meant to start the legal procedures of the UK‘s exit from the EU passed the House of Commons unamended, the second chamber of the British Parliament, the House of Lords, adopted a clause which guarantees that EU citizens residing …

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This Week in the News

This Week in the News (21st - 27th January) CURRENT AFFAIRS Supreme Court: Brexit must be voted on by Parliament The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has decided that Britain cannot trigger Article 50 without the vote of the Parliament. As this is the result of an appeal made by the government, with this ruling, the Supreme Court upheld a decision it had taken …

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Week in Review

This Week in the News (28th January - 3rd February) CURRENT AFFAIRS Six killed, eight wounded in Quebec mosque shooting Six people died and eight were wounded after shots were fired at the Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec, Canada, during the evening prayers on Sunday night. According to an eyewitness, the shooter shouted “Allahu Akbar” (“God is Great”) as he opened fire, a detail which …

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Week in Review

This Week in the News (4th-10th February) CURRENT AFFAIRS Brexit bill passes House of Commons ©BBC After the Supreme Court of the UK had decided that the Government could not trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty without consulting the Parliament, a bill demanding to ”Confer power on the Prime Minister to notify, under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union, the United Kingdom’s …

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Oxford: an open-air history museum

The university city where time stands still In 2016, the University of Oxford became the first UK academic institution to top the Times Higher Education ranking, thus confirming its status as one of the most prestigious universities in the world. With a history dating back as far as 1096, it is the second-oldest university operating without interruption, having educated numerous prominent politicians, scientists and artists …

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