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What it was like to be a Games Maker at the London 2012 Olympics

What it was like to be a Games Maker at the London 2012 Olympics

What it was like to be a Games Maker at the London 2012 Olympics

03 August 2022

10 years ago today I began as a volunteer at the London 2012 Olympics and it ended up being one of the best summers of my life.


Remembering the sweltering summer of 1976

Remembering the sweltering summer of 1976

Remembering the sweltering summer of 1976

16 July 2022

For 15 days in 1976 temperatures raged above 32C leading to a record breaking summer that remains scorched on people's memories.


This is how your family photo can hang in the National Portrait Gallery

This is how your family photo can hang in the National Portrait Gallery

This is how your family photo can hang in the National Portrait Gallery

09 February 2022

Images of monarchs and world leaders are hung at the National Portrait Gallery but now curators want people's family snaps to take centre stage too.


Do you remember these playground crazes from the 1980s and 1990s?

Do you remember these playground crazes from the 1980s and 1990s?

Do you remember these playground crazes from the 1980s and 1990s?

04 November 2021

Before smart phones, the playground was a simpler place – we take a look back at the fads which drained pocket money during the 80s and 90s.


How much would it cost to go to Hogwarts in real life?

How much would it cost to go to Hogwarts in real life?

How much would it cost to go to Hogwarts in real life?

24 June 2021

Ahead of tonight's Harry Potter Book Night, and with London's new magical exhibition weeks away, we dive into J.K. Rowling's wizarding world.


Has Covid killed off birthday cake candles?

Has Covid killed off birthday cake candles?

Has Covid killed off birthday cake candles?

22 June 2021

With parents worried about spreading Covid at parties, and a no-blow candle in production, has the pandemic ended the tradition of candles on cakes?


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