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Kindle E-reader Questions

Welcome to The AnswerBank's Kindle Question Round-up. Here we've pulled together a selection of the most common questions and queries about the Kindle (and other E-readers!). "I'm Not Convinced a Kindle or E-reader is For Me": A discussion on the utility and usability of the Kindle. Some are unsure as to why they ...09:45 Tue 13th Dec 2011

Royal Doulton

The Royal Doulton Company is one of the most renowned English companies. They produce dinnerware, giftware, cookware, porcelain, glassware, collectables, jewellery, linens, curtains, and lighting, among other items. The company's three key brands are Royal Doulton, Royal Albert and Minton. Together, the three brands ma...15:47 Wed 02nd Jun 2010

Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) is now one of the largest publishers in the UK, and the largest university press in the world. It publishes in a variety of different languages, for all levels, and across virtually the whole range of academic disciplines. The OUP is based at Oxford University in the UK but it also has ope...13:47 Wed 02nd Jun 2010

The Design Museum

The Design Museum is one of the world’s leading museums devoted to contemporary design and it is working to place design at the centre of contemporary culture. The museum covers product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural design. It was founded in 1989 and claims to be the first museum of modern desig...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Foundling Museum

The Foundling Museum in London tells the story of the Foundling Hospital, Britain's first home for abandoned children. The museum houses the nationally important Foundling Hospital Art Collection as well as the Gerald Coke Handel Collection, the world's greatest privately amassed collection of Handel memorabilia. The ...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Dali Universe

The Dalí Universe is a permanent retrospective of Salvador Dalí, the greatest surrealist, self-publicist and creative genius of the twentieth century. The Dalí Universe transports visitors into a fascinating world of melting clocks and anthropomorphic sculpture. Presented in a dreamlike labyrinth o...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Tate Britain

The Tate Britain is an art gallery situated on Millbank in London, and is part of the Tate gallery network in Britain, with Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives. It is the oldest gallery in the network, opening in 1897. It houses a substantial collection of the works of J.M.W. Turner. It is housed in the Tate'...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Leighton House Museum

The Leighton House Museum is located on the edge of Holland Park in Kensington; the house is one of the most remarkable buildings of the 19th century. Visitors can also see Leighton's grand studio on the first floor where he painted most of his masterpieces. The museum also runs a diverse and engaging exhibition and ed...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

British Museum

The British Museum is a museum of human history and culture in London. Its collections, which number more than seven million objects, are amongst the largest and most comprehensive in the world and originate from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginning to the present. ...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall is one of the UK's most treasured and distinctive buildings, recognisable the world over. The Hall is best known for holding the annual summer Proms concerts since 1941. The Hall has been used for over 150,000 events, including classical and rock concerts, conferences, ballroom dancing, poetry rec...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Royal Festival Hall

Royal Festival Hall is one of the world’s leading performance venues. The foyers of the Royal Festival Hall are opened to the public all day, seven days a week, with free exhibitions, lunchtime concerts, evening jazz performances, shops, bars and buffets. The Hall is part of the Southbank Centre. The Hall is fam...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Museum Of London

The Museum of London documents the history of London from the Prehistoric to the present day. The museum is one of the world’s largest urban history museums and cares for over two million objects in its collection. The Museum also holds the largest archaeological archive in Europe of this wealth of information. ...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Shakespeare’s Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe celebrates the fact that the greatest dramatic poet in the English language lived and worked in London and that the cradle of English theatre was on Bankside by the River Thames. Every year the theatre celebrates Shakespeare's Birthday in the lead-up to the new Theatre Season on 23 April. For ...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Tate Modern

The Tate Modern in London is Britain's national museum of international modern art. Each year, the Turner Prize is held at a Tate Gallery and is awarded to an artist under 50 who is either British or primarily working in Great Britain. It is the subject of great controversy and creates much media attention for contempo...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Royal Academy Of Arts

The Royal Academy Of Arts annual Summer Exhibition is the world’s largest open submission contemporary art exhibition. Founded more than 150 years ago the Academy is run as an independent charity which allows them to support art, especially that by British artists, and educate the widest possible audience. The R...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Finder Of Secret Treasure In Scotland Could Bag £10,000

Although stereotypically seen as cold and wet Scotland can be a great place to go on holiday if you are not interested in the weather. It has a long and twisted history with many characters and intrigue. Now, it seems, there is an even more compelling reason to visit one of our closest neighbours – a £10,0...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Some of the strangest people have tattoos...

... though we should point out that you don't have to be strange to get a "permanent mark or design made on the skin by a process of pricking and ingraining an indelible pigment or by raising01:00 Thu 10th Oct 2002

Art: There's no easy answer

Understandably, most people dream of discovering that the painting left by granny, or the drawing found in an antique shop may be worth a fortune. The AnswerBank gets its fair share of questions01:00 Thu 03rd Oct 2002

The Man Who Touched The Sky

A new book* tells the story of Man's ascent towards the stars, a journey dreamt of since the days of Icarus and the Ancient Greeks. Acton's new bookIt is a story that gathered pace as chemists,01:00 Wed 11th Sep 2002

Birmingham European Capital of Culture

Insert your own typical 'Scouser' joke hereNot yet, not yet... but maybe one day soon. Twelve cities in the United Kingdom are vying to be European Capital of Culture in 2008 - and yes, Brum is one.01:00 Thu 05th Sep 2002

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