Chasing the Youth Vote

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 06 September 2016 > In the News

In the U.S. presidential elections,  all the candidates are chasing the youth vote. The Democrats most of all. So Barack Obama  has made a short video to encourage young people to sign up to vote. It would make a great classroom activity. The youth vote is a difficult demographic. Young people are more likely than … Continue reading “Chasing the Youth Vote”

What a Debate!

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 26 September 2016 > In the News

The first of the three presidential debates will take place on Monday night 26 September*. If you are interested in the face to face Clinton/Trump, you will have to wait until 3 in the morning! Officially, there are 5 candidates racing for the White House. Then why there will be only two candidates for a … Continue reading “What a Debate!”

The Archers Phenomenon

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 14 September 2016 > In the News

Just when you think you understand Britain, all your expectations get turned on their head. In a highly urbanised, high-tech obsessed country, a large proportion of the population has been on tenterhooks about a radio soap opera about a farming community. The Archers is a British institution. It has been broadcast six days a week … Continue reading “The Archers Phenomenon”

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”