• Destination: United Kingdom,  Travel: Features

    The Forgotten British Languages And Their Resurgence

    International Mother Language Day is recognised by UNESCO on the 21st February each year. This day celebrates linguistic diversity and promoting multilingual education worldwide. Out of these languages, there are an astounding 2464 languages listed as vulnerable and at risk, from almost 6000 internationally. Nearly 10% of these languages (approximately 600) may become extinct in a single generation. There are 9 British languages listed as vulnerable, and UNESCO previously registered 2 of these languages as extinct, but a resurgence and revitalisation have forced UNESCO to reconsider this classification. Manx Manx or Manx Gaelic is the native Gaelic derived language of the Isle of Man. This small British dependency is nestled…

  • Travel: Features

    Dare To Be Wise and Study Abroad

    I finished my A-Levels in 2004, and the plan was to go to University. I did not want to go to a London based University as I needed to have the experience of independence and freedom. At 18 years old, I believed that I was fearless and brave and applied study abroad at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. Pretty much the furthest University from London. I had heard of the University before from some friends from New Zealand and went online to find the course and applied. The application process itself was pretty straightforward. I completed an application form and made the submission (much more relaxed than…