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Should sportswear giants invest in school sports PE Kit?

Announced today; Nike, arguably the biggest sportswear provider in the world, pulled out of its £303m deal with Manchester United FC. Already several bidders are interested in sponsoring one of the...

What can we learn from the World Cup?

I think I’ve just about recovered from the disappointment. England’s early exit from the World Cup and Iran (my sweepstake team) also failing to make it past the group stages left me feeling a...

The Assassination in Sarajevo that started the First World War

On Saturday 28th of June it will be 100 years since the Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated with his wife Sophie in Sarajevo. As everyone knows or will know after this summer, that...

The World is a Book – Top 10 Geographical Reads

This quote might be familiar to you. Have you seen it in your inbox or found it on a postcard in your pigeon hole yet? If not look out for it. I love this quote. Anything that extols the virtues of...

Well this is something new for me… Blogging!

Let me start by introducing myself. I’m Cath. A Geographer, a teacher and most recently an employee of Rayburn Tours. For me this is a really exciting opportunity – the chance to share my love of...

D Day 70

I watched a great deal of the commemorations on the anniversary of D Day on television last week. Far more than I probably needed to and yet I was glued to it. It wasn’t the speeches that held my...

The anniversaries are all around us!

At the Historical Association Conference visitors to the Rayburn Tours stand spent a lot of time talking about historical anniversaries and tours. This was particularly apt as we were nearly at 70...

Warwick Arts Centre – Saturday 10th May 2014

Today promised to be an eventful day as 23 choirs were scheduled to arrive to compete as well as take part in a series of workshops at the Choir of the Year Choral Academy. Warwick Arts Centre –...

Sunday 11th May, London – Guest blogger – Judy Lewin

This weekend has been my first experience of choir of the year, and my eyes have certainly been opened over the course of the two days. Today the auditions were at St John Smiths Square, a lovely...

The Rayburn Tours new history blog

Welcome to our new blog! This is part of our development of the history tours that we provide and the information we use to support it. My name is Paula Kitching and I am a historian and education...

First World War helmets and Second World War gas masks

News update: You may have seen in the news today an article about First World War helmets and Second World War gas masks containing asbestos. Over the next couple of weeks, I will be speaking to...

Day 5/ Back home!

Wow, cannot believe how quickly the trip has gone!! The evening of day 4 was eventful with our very first Miss/Mr Iceland 2014 competition! This involved lots of crazy outfits with the boys deciding...