S.P.Q.R.

Four letters that bring to mind the Roman Empire and which are equally commonplace around the modern city, but how many of those familiar with the abbreviation know what it represents? Even forty years after my school years I remember Senatus Populus Que Romanus, which simply means The Senate and People of Rome, and for … Continue reading S.P.Q.R.

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Not so fast Mr Horn

In 1932 work began on the iconic building that is Broadcasting House, home of the BBC. When the ship-like structure was completed two years later it was already too small, such was the pace of change in media even then. The growth in broadcast media, may well have been expected to kill off the newspaper, … Continue reading Not so fast Mr Horn