Daniel Aldred with his fellow students in Hong Kong

Daniel Aldred with his fellow students in Hong Kong

Daniel Aldred with his fellow students in Hong Kong

Daniel Aldred is one of five UK secondary school students who won a chance to study at a Hong Kong university summer school through a competition organised by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in London. He blogs about his study trip and how his experiences have altered his ambitions. The contest was sponsored by Cathay

Participants in the sensory pop-up studio (Image credit: Rich Mix)

Participants in the sensory pop-up studio (Image credit: Rich Mix)

Participants in the sensory pop-up studio (Image credit: Rich Mix)

A group of volunteers and artists from the community project Fotosynthesis writes about a sensory pop-up photography studio that they organised with Sight of Emotion/Ojos que Sienten during London MexFest, a celebration of Mexican culture, which took place at London's Rich Mix on 17-19 August 2012.

Map showing the countries the Edinburgh World Writers' Conference will visit

Map showing the countries the Edinburgh World Writers' Conference will visit

Map showing the countries the Edinburgh World Writers' Conference will visit

As the Edinburgh World Writers' Conference draws to a close, we are featuring short excerpts from posts written for the conference blog by three attending writers: Owen SheersKamila Shamsie, and John Burnside.

Edinburgh World Writers' Conference participants

Fifty writers will come together at the Edinburgh World Writers' Conference to discuss the same themes that led to heated debates at the infamous 1962 Writers' Conference.

Edinburgh World Writers' Conference participants

Scottish crime writer and playwright Denise Mina will take part in the Edinburgh World Writers' Conference this weekend. She hopes this conference will be less heated than its predecessor 50 years ago.

Professor Bruce Hood presents his lecture on the brain. (© The Yomiuru Shimbun)

Professor Bruce Hood presents his lecture on the brain. (© The Yomiuru Shimbun)

Professor Bruce Hood presents his lecture on the brain. (© The Yomiuru Shimbun)

Country director Jeff Streeter reports from the latest science lecture in a prestigious series that the British Council has been bringing to Japan since 1990.