London Miscellany 30 June 2020
Bringing you up to date with what's going on in London, things you might like to plan for the summer and to visit in the Autumn.
The English Legal System 23 June 2021
The foundation of the English legal system is Common Law. Where did it come from and how does it work in practice?
Elections part 2 16 June 2021
The different voting systems in different part of the UK; the rules on campaign spending in UK elections and some more details about how we vote.
UK Elections and the House of Commons 1 9 June 2021
Understand the two party system in the UK, First Past the Post voting and discover who actually is an MP.
Advert idioms 26 May 2021
Have you ever wondered about some of the advert you read - feel there might be a joke in there but you can't understand it. Here are a series of adverts unpicked and explained - and I really fancy that!
Shakespeare's English. 19 May 2021
More wonderful words from the Bard and the start of our literary journey into the King James Bible.
Shakespeare's English 12 May 2021
How expressions invented by Shakespeare are used today and how they help you improve your language fluency.
History of the English Language 5 May 2021
Where did English come from?
Why is the spelling so strange?
Why is the pronunciation so bizarre?
Find out more here. Please find below the slides used in the presentation to help you.
UK Flags and Saints 28 April 2021 Why is Saint George the patron saint of England, how is the Union flag made up and is it a leek or a daffodil in Wales?
The Mayor of London and the local councils 21 April 2021 What the local councils in London do and what the role of the Mayor of London is.
The Census 31 March 2021 What is it for what does it tell us about the UK and how has that changed over the years.
Tube Station Names 24 March 2021 The reasons behind the funny names of London tube stations, a look at the history behind parts of London.
Marble Arch BrasUks 17 March 2021
Everything you never knew about this overlooked landmark and area.
British Food 2 BrasUks 10 March 2021 The second part of our journey round the British Isles talking about food, from Cornish Pasties to Marmite
British Food 1 BrasUks 3 March 2021
Discover British food and where it's from - a sort of tasting journey around the UK!
Government and Politics BrasUks 24 February 2021
The relationship between Parliament and the Monarch has defined British history. Find out here how it affects our present day government and parliament. Also how political parties were established and how we "elect" our prime minister.
The Monarchy BrasUks 17th February 2021
What is their real role, who's in charge and who pays for them?
Government and Politics BrasUks 10 February 2021 How do Parliament, the government and the Monarch work together to rule the UK?