Ancient Latin making a major comeback
Latin is growing in popularity in schools across the UK. So what's the appeal — and the use — of a language no one speaks?
Scientists fight to save vanishing languages
There are around 7,000 languages in the world, but many have only a few speakers and are in danger of dying out. How important is it to save them?
Giving Back the Benin Bronzes
As two bronze sculptures are returned to Nigeria, we ask: should ancient treasures stay in our museums?
New Stonehenge tunnel plan
As politicians and conservation groups argue over plans to build a new road tunnel under Stonehenge, we ask: is technology a good or bad thing?
Who were the Vikings?
Viking fever is everywhere, as exhibitions and TV programmes explore these ancient raiders and sea-farers. Were they savage plunderers like pirates or deeply...
Pop stars unite for Band Aid 30 charity song
Some of today’s biggest pop acts, including One Direction and Ed Sheeran, joined together to sing a song to raise money for charity. Has it make the world a better place?
Paddington Bear brought to life for new audience
The lovable, bumbling bear from Peru has had a makeover for a new film. It is one of many recent remakes of children’s classics, but will it spoil the original?
The Shard competes for top architecture prize
Love it or hate it, the tallest building in western Europe has been nominated for a top prize, which celebrates the best of new buildings in Britain. Would it be...
Critics divided over Sainsbury’s WW1 advert
Millions of people have watched Sainsbury’s Christmas advert about the 1914 Christmas truce during the First World War. But should a supermarket really be using a war to sell turkeys?
Pompeii in peril as ancient walls collapse
The Italian prime minister has called an emergency meeting this week to address the situation in Pompeii. Who should be in charge of saving this archaeological treasure?