How was Charles Dickens influenced by Victorian interest in dinosaurs? John C Murray explores how Dickens might have...
19 Jul 2018
Read a great novel and want to explore it further? Check out our free courses on the wonderful world of English...
23 Feb 2018
By Dimitra Fimi
A short celebration of the life and work of the sci-fi author Ursula K LeGuin, who died earlier this week.
27 Jan 2018
Over 200 years since he was born Charles Dickens remains a literary icon. In fact, he was one of the first superstars...
25 Jan 2018
Jennifer J* Moos responds to Michael Greaney's thoughts on how the science of sleep is portrayed in modern literature.
22 Dec 2017
By Kanta Dihal
Fiction is a topic for study. Science, clearly, is an area where a lot of thought is directed. So why is it science...
21 Aug 2017
As BBC Radio 4 launches an ambitious dramatisation of the work, discover Salman Rushdie's 1981 Booker Prize-winning...
14 Aug 2017
How did translators go about converting the anagram 'Tom Marvolo Riddle'? Fernando Rosell-Aguilar explores...
20 Jul 2017
By Emma Sutton
Virginia Woolf once wrote that music was "nearest to truth", and it was inarguably a major influence on her work....
18 Jul 2017
Isaac Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical was published 330 years ago today. To mark the...
05 Jul 2017