Candice West, Author at Oxford Open Learning

Articles by Candice West

St Paul's

St Paul’s Cathedral

St Paul’s has been the venue for several Royal Jubilee services, the first being for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, held there in 1897.


Tsunamis

Tsunamis

Tsunamis don’t just occur in East and South-East Asia.


Werewolf

Werewolf Trials

As with “witches”, the confessions of those accused were the result of torture, mental illness, or a lack of understanding what they were actually confessing to.


Black

Influential Black Britons

Every October, Black History Month celebrates the culture, history and contributions of British people of colour.


Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl’s Best Work

Dahl’s short story, “Poison”, was turned into an episode of ‘Alfred Hitchcock Presents…’


Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus

Columbus has a legacy of being a daring explorer who’d discovered the “New World”. But there are several challenges to that claim.


Volcanoes

Volcanoes: World’s Most Active

There are 1500 active volcanoes in the world today, with three-quarters of them located along the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’.


Archery

A History Of Archery

Archery experienced a revival during the 18th century as the upper-classes took up the bow and arrow as a form of recreation.


Limerick

The Best Of The Limerick

Limericks are a short form of comedic poetry, consisting of just five lines with an A-A-B-B-A rhyming structure.


Andersen

Top Hans Christian Andersen Tales

In an interview with a literary critic, Andersen explained that The Ugly Duckling is symbolic of his own life.


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