Booker Prize 2021 Shortlist

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 14 September 2021 > What's On

Ready for some reading? The 2021 Booker Prize shortlist has been published and, despite eliminating Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro’s longlisted Klara and the Sun, contains plenty of intriguing titles. Britain’s premier literary prize opened up in 2013 to books written in English by authors of any nationality, which sparked worries of it being dominated by … Continue reading “Booker Prize 2021 Shortlist”

Fake News Exhibition

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 27 April 2021 > What's On

No, it isn’t fake news: Covid permitting, there will be an exhibition on Fake News running from 27 May 2021 to January 2022 at the Fondation EDF in Paris. Designed for school groups as well as the general public, it will be a great opportunity to have your pupils develop their critical-thinking skills. The exhibition … Continue reading “Fake News Exhibition”

The Last Post for Captain Tom

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 03 February 2021 > In the News

Captain Sir Tom Moore, the WWII veteran who raised British spirits during lockdown 1 with his sponsored walk to raise funds for the NHS before his 100th birthday, died in hospital on 2 February. “Captain Tom”, as he soon became known, became the positive role model people really needed during the pandemic. He had originally … Continue reading “The Last Post for Captain Tom”

Word of the Moment: Caremongering

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 23 March 2020 > In the News

You can always count on the Canadians to find the positive in anything. In this case, the coronavirus, social distancing, quarantine and everything else involved in the current situation. Canadians decided to combat the scaremongering about the virus by forming groups to help each other under the title “caremongering”. The trend started in Toronto, where … Continue reading “Word of the Moment: Caremongering”

The Great Hack

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 01 August 2019 >

The Great Hack is a new documentary made for Netflix on the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal over the use of social-media users’ data to potentially manipulate the outcome of elections including the 2016 U.S. Presidential election and the UK Brexit referendum. This B1-level resource based on an interview with the two directors of the documentary is … Continue reading “The Great Hack”

Digital Democracy in Hong Kong Protests

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 17 July 2019 > In the News

Hong Kong citizens have been protesting for weeks against a law they say would stifle political opposition by allowing activists to be extradited to mainland China for trial. In the face of surveillance, activists in the former British colony are turning to web apps to anonymously organise protests, or even vote on their next actions. … Continue reading “Digital Democracy in Hong Kong Protests”