"Learning is acquired by reading books; but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading man, and studying all the various editions of them."
—Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield (1694-1773) [4th Earl of Chesterfield] English politician, writer
- VIDEO: Sargy Mann: Painting with inner vision Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:38:20 GMT
- Artist Sargy Mann has been registered blind for 25 years. His paintings are highly acclaimed and sought-after.
- VIDEO: Exhibition on a changing Afghanistan Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:45:29 GMT
- The Imperial War Museum's latest exhibition focuses on Afghanistan as British troops prepare to leave.
- VIDEO: Art on motorbikes in Kampala Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:19:26 GMT
- Artists in Uganda are using motorbikes to carry and display street art installations as part of the Kampala Contemporary Art Festival.
- VIDEO: One-minute World News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:56:11 GMT
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- VIDEO: The smartphone that answers back Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:23:50 GMT
- How one manufacturer is making its smartphone really stand out from the crowd.
- VIDEO: WW1: The Famine of Mount Lebanon Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:05:53 GMT
- As a proportion of the total population, more people died in Greater Syria than anywhere else in the world during the First World War. In Mount Lebanon a third of the population died of famine and disease.
- VIDEO: Future-gazing at TechCrunch London Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:41:54 GMT
- As the annual TechCrunch event for tech start ups comes to London for the first time, David Grossman goes to investigate.
- VIDEO: Rediscovered: Lost episodes from classic comedy Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:47:43 GMT
- Comedy fans are in for a rare treat after two lost episodes of "At Last The 1948 Show" have been uncovered.
- Gold prizes for Dubai commuters Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:36:31 GMT
- The emirate wants people to get out of their cars to ease traffic congestion.
- VIDEO: Spider photobombs Ed Balls interview Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:37:49 GMT
- A spider has unexpectedly appeared on camera as Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls was being interviewed about the latest GDP figures.
- Microsoft profits fall on Nokia deal Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:53:37 GMT
- Microsoft reports a fall in profits as a result of the cost of job cuts and its purchase of Nokia's smartphone business earlier this year but rising revenue cheers investors.
- UK anger at £1.7bn EU cash demand Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:06:37 GMT
- UK politicians react angrily to demands for an extra £1.7bn (2.1bn euros) contribution towards the European Union's budget due to the country's better economic performance.
- The Queen sends her first tweet Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:51:47 GMT
- The Queen sends her first tweet to launch the London Science Museum's ambitious new Information Age gallery.
- Job centres to get digital makeover Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:12:33 GMT
- Computer workstations, electronic signature pads and free wi-fi are rolling out across UK job centres.
- Cliff Richard police raid 'inept' Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:10:39 GMT
- The handling of a police raid at the home of veteran pop star Sir Cliff Richard is described as inept by the Commons Home Affairs Committee.