To Infinity and Beyond!

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 28 September 2016 > In the News

On Tuesday 27 September, Elon Musk shared his vision of the “new frontier”: human colonisation of Mars. As CEO of SpaceX, he was speaking at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Guadalajara, Mexico. Musk said that he wants to establish a human colony on Mars in 2022. Better than Kennedy when he decided in 1961 … Continue reading “To Infinity and Beyond!”

Paralympics Rio 2016

Posted by Speakeasy News > Saturday 13 August 2016 > In the News

From 7-16 September, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is hosting the 2016 Paralympic Games. With each Olympiad, the games for athletes with disabilities are becoming more and more high-profile. The Paralympics began in Stoke Mandeville, England, in 1948. Dr Ludwig Guttmann was working with World War 2 veterans who had spinal injuries. He used sport as … Continue reading “Paralympics Rio 2016”

2020: The Year of Women

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 16 January 2017 > In the News

A campaign to get a woman honoured by featuring on an American banknote had even more success than the campaigners hoped. Both women and ethnic minority figures will feature on dollar bills by 2020, the centenary of women’s suffrage in the U.S.! National symbols are a wonderful way into discussing a country’s culture – and … Continue reading “2020: The Year of Women”