Candice West, Author at Oxford Open Learning

Articles by Candice West

Royal Family

The Royal Family… Of Hawaii

Hawaii is the only state of America to have ever been ruled by Kings and Queens.

Henry VIII

The Wives Of Henry VIII

What do we really remember about each queen?


Radio: A Brief History

Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi is credited as the father of the radio.


Christmas Costs

Estimates suggest that the average UK household spent around £1000 on Christmas-related things – that’s over half the average monthly household income after deductions.

Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf

Despite her privileged upbringing, Virginia’s life was tinged with tragedy and rife with mental health problems.


Life On Other Planets

There is, of course, ample evidence that life, in bacteria form, does exist in space… But this type of life is a far cry from the human-esque aliens that many of us wonder about.

New Year's Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions To Help You Feel Better

This year try picking a resolution which will help improve your mental rather than physical wellbeing. Here are a few ideas…

Christmas Tree

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

The Christmas tree has a long history, dating back much further than you might imagine.


What’s The Deal With Insulation?

Is it really that big an issue in helping to tackle climate change?

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Sunday Roast – A Tasty History

Originally, it was hoped people would fill up on Yorkshire puddings before the costly meat was served, and therefore be too full to eat it all during the main course. This would help ensure plenty was left over for the rest of the week…

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