Former Hilderstone student publishes her first book!

We are very proud that one of our former students, Dr. Zahra Tavassoli Zea, has published her first book, ‘Balzac Reframed: The Classical and Modern Faces of Éric Rohmer and Jacques Rivette’. Zahra studied here in 2011 and later obtained a PhD in History and Philosophy of Art from the University of Kent in Canterbury. Congratulations, Zahra!

Click on the video link below to hear Zahra talk about her book.

QUIZ OF THE WEEK commencing 18th February 2019: Question tags

What are the correct tags for the gaps?

Example: You can’t swim, CAN YOU?

1) It was a lovely day, __________?
2) They had a good holiday, ___________?
3) You will remember to call me, __________?
4) Let’s go out, _____________?
5) He has a Mercedes, ___________?
6) We haven’t got a meeting later, ___________?
7) You don’t like cheese, ____________?
8) I’m a good student, __________?

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QUIZ OF THE WEEK commencing 28th January 2019: Spelling

This text contains ten spelling mistakes. Can you find them all?

‘A man who is tired of London is tired of life’. So goes the famous qotation, and it is true that the city offers an imposible variaty of activities and sights for the turist with only a few days in this famous capital. But they can be expensive!

If you are on a budgit, why not focus on the muzeums and galeries? Most of the big ones are free to enter, although there are admision fees for certain exibitions. You could spend a whole day just in the British Museum or the Tate Modern. And in the warmer months, save money at lunchtime with a picnic in one of the beautifull parks!

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QUIZ OF THE WEEK commencing 21st January 2019: Compound adjectives

Here are some examples of compound adjectives:

An eighty-page document
A well-prepared lesson
A brown-eyed dog

Can you combine a word from Group 1 with a word from Group 2 from the list to describe the nouns below? There is sometimes more than one possible answer.

Group 1

Group 2


Check your answers below.