This Time Brexit Means Brexit

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 27 March 2017 > In the News

It’s taken the best part of a year since the British electorate voted to leave the EU. On 29 March, Prime Minister Theresa May  finally triggered Article 50 to officially start the leaving procedure. On 13 March, Parliament passed the EU Withdrawal Bill, which had been forced by a citizens’ challenge in the courts opposing … Continue reading “This Time Brexit Means Brexit”

Ed Sheeran on Top of the World

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 24 March 2017 > In the News

Remember albums? Those CDs or even vinyl records from the days before music was delivered by phone or computer? Today, charts worldwide are dominated by music streamed from the likes of Spotify and Deezer and Ed Sheeran’s new album, Divide, has broken streaming records.  Streaming music services have brought big changes to the music industry. … Continue reading “Ed Sheeran on Top of the World”

Robots Invade London’s Science Museum

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 17 March 2017 > What's On

Robots seem futuristic, in the realm of science-fiction. But a new exhibition at London’s Science Museum traces their history back 500 years. A hundred mechanical wonders have taken over the museum. The exhibition’s curator, Ben Russell, explains that it was when astrologers developed a view of the universe as functioning like a clockwork mechanism, they … Continue reading “Robots Invade London’s Science Museum”

Teaching Exchanges

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 31 January 2017 > Pedagogy

As the days start getting longer again, it’s time to think of travel! If you teach English in secondary school, you can apply to spend two weeks teaching and observing in a school in the UK or Ireland. The CIEP – Centre international d’études pédagogiques – gives teachers possibility to spend two weeks in UK … Continue reading “Teaching Exchanges”

Beauty and the Beast Again

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 23 March 2017 > What's On

According to the theme song, it’s a “tale as old as time” – the classic fairytale “Beauty and the Beast” returns to cinema screens in a live-action remake of the 1991 Disney animation. Emma Watson stars as a Disney princess who doesn’t sit around waiting for anyone to save her. The Beauty and the Beast … Continue reading “Beauty and the Beast Again”

April Fools

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 24 March 2017 > Celebrate

Traditionally, on April Fools Day, the media in the English-speaking world love to run hoax stories. But in these days of fake news, how easy will it be to tell the April Fools from the usual run of internet rumours on 1 April? Luckily, April Fools Day this year will be followed by International Fact-checking … Continue reading “April Fools”

Happy St Patrick’s!

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 10 March 2017 > Celebrate

St Patrick’s Day, 17 March, is the Irish national day. But there are many communities of Irish origin around the world and on St Paddy’s Day, everyone is Irish! There is a large Irish community in the U.S. and the parades in Chicago and New York are famous. The Chicago River, and the Liffey in … Continue reading “Happy St Patrick’s!”

American Week in Rennes

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 17 March 2017 > What's On

Chicago is the focus of the first ever American Week organised by the Institut franco-américain in Rennes, from 20 to 24 March. Chicago, the third-largest U.S. city has plenty to offer. The so-called Windy City, situated on Lake Michigan has a rich architectural and cultural heritage. The American Week will give you the opportunity to … Continue reading “American Week in Rennes”