Pokemon Go - Have we reached the peak?

The phenomenon of Pokemon Go has taken the world by storm. Although a global phenomenon, the smartphone game is especially popular in megacities such as Hong Kong and New York...

Posted on August 22, 2016


A Short History Running

Running is one of the most accessible and satisfying forms of exercise. It is also one of the oldest. It is thought that our early human ancestors developed the ability to run over distances over two million years ago and perhaps even earlier...

Posted on August 22, 2016


Fencing Through the Ages

The origins of modern fencing can be traced back to early modern Spain and the Treatise on Arms written by Diego de Valera circa 1460, which appeared shortly before dueling was officially banned by Spain’s Catholic monarchs. Through their conquests..

Posted on August 20, 2016


Reopening the Doors of Perception: Psychedelic Research in the 21st Century

On April 19, 1943, Swiss chemist Albert Hoffman self-administered 250 micrograms of LSD and thus embarked on humanity’s very first LSD trip. Having taken 10 times the threshold dose he believed he was taking, Hoffman’s experience was extremely...

Posted on June 21, 2016


Meditation and Madness: The Dark Side of Zen

Suicidal compulsions, terrifying visions, and severe depression are not states of mind typically associated with meditation and mindfulness practices. Indeed, as these practices become increasingly mainstream, they are being...

Posted on June 7, 2016


Pottery: One of humanity’s most ancient arts and technolgies

Pottery is one of the most ancient techniques for making objects and tools. Some of the oldest human artefacts are made of clay and they include the Venus of Dolní Věstonice figurine dating back to 29,000–25,000 BCE…

Posted on January 1, 2016


London: Modern Dance Mecca

London is one of the world’s most amazing cities for contemporary dance. Its home to a dizzying array of major companies, award winning choreographers, dancers and exciting venues. Highlights of its contemporary…

Posted on August 8, 2015


Making new friends

There are many reasons why you might want to meet new people and make news friends. It could be that you’ve relocated to a new town or city for study or work and feel somewhat isolated. Or perhaps you have interests that those…

Posted on March 5, 2015