A BBC viewer’s poll which asked what they considered the single most significant events that has occurred last century.
The World Wide Web brings a wealth of knowledge and information to billions of people in every corner of planet Earth.
The very empowerment that the Web brings is also it’s downside. With freedom of information comes pornography, political extremism, violence, piracy, defamation, disinformation, and more.
The worst terrorist atrocity in human history killed some 3,000 people when hijackers deliberately crashed American airliners.
Indelibly marked on the minds of many; 9/11 will become the latest “Where were you when…” moment.
Terry Waite the former Hezbollah hostage in Beurut has a surprisingly pragmatic view of terrorism and terrorists.
So how should we combat terrorism? What we shouldn’t do is foster terrorism ourselves which is what I believe we have done in Iraq.
Scotland has produced many great inventors. Here we take a quick look at fifteen born between 1736 and 1944. Great Scottish Inventors.
Many are familiar like John Logie Baird and television, Alexander Graham Bell with the telephone and Alexander Fleming who discovered penicillin.
Nationalism is a, surprisingly, recent phenomenon. Nation states, as we know them, have only exited for about 300 years.
Our relationship with ‘the state’ was also very different to the one we have today. People, literally and legally, belonged to their ruler.
The American Civil Rights leader, Martin Luther King, made the whole world sit up and take notice when he delivered this historic speech in Washington.
His speech would lead, eventually, to the end of racial segregation in the United States and have an impact far beyond America.
Britain would never be the same after the election of Margaret Thatcher, the Iron Lady, as the first female prime minister.
Controversial, revered and hated for her resolute and radical approach to British politics. Maggie will be remembered, not always fondly, for her shake-up of the British way of life.
Neil Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the lunar surface when he uttered his immortal words ‘The Eagle has Landed’. The Moon Landing is history.
As he first stood on the lunar surface he uttered the immortal words “That’s one small step for a man, a giant leap for mankind”
Since 1948 and the creation of the modern state of Israel, there has been conflict in the Middle East.
The conflict has become much more than the territorial dispute that started with the foundation of Israel. The clash of ideologies has made it a hair-trigger for many other conflicts around the globe. Until there’s peace in the Middle East, there can be no peace in the world.