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Signpost 25 (12 October)

Thank you for reading Signpost, our weekly selection of entertaining and interesting online resources.

528 years ago this week, the new world was “discovered”, 85 years ago this week, Luciano Pavarotti was born and 70 years ago this week, the classic Bette Davis film, “All About Eve” premiered.


  • Civil servant Bernadette Thompson has written a blog on the government’s website sharing her different reflections on Black History Month. From the amazing history of black people in the UK to the campaigners involved in the journey, Bernadette's blog gives a really interesting overview of the importance of Black History Month. You can read the blog here.


  • Do you like to be alone? In a recent BBC Radio 4 documentary series called “A Short History of Solitude”, Thomas Dixon explores the surprising history of being alone. From the voluntary solitude of hermits, anchorites and even anglers to enforced, uncontrolled isolation like Robinson Crusoe or solitary confinement. You can listen to all three episodes here.




  • Gavin and Stacey star James Corden now presents a very popular chat show in America. One of the most popular features is called “Carpool Karaoke” and sees famous singers joining James as they drive around Hollywood singing their greatest hits. You can watch Celine Dione, Barbara Streisand or even Adele in London.

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