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We first met the then four members of the Lacerda Quartet (Alexander Stewart, Regina Aires, Alexandre Delgado and Luís André Ferreira) at the home of Dutch sculptor Lukas van Blaaderen.

A...

If I were to ask you if you had heard of GIPS, my guess is that most people in the foreign community would say “no”.

However, this elite unit of the Guarda Nacional Republicana (GNR)...

It was with a degree of urgency that the young Lord, aged 22, left England for Lisbon in July 1809. He was a relatively unknown poet and recent graduate from Cambridge University but his intimate...

Welcome to the August night sky. This month is not so good for observing planets as only Saturn is easily visible low in the south during the early evenings. Saturn is in the constellation of...

It was a sultry July evening in Lisbon when outside the theatre Lord Byron was castigated by an irate husband. The man was not the first and would not be the last to be cuckolded by the young and...

Well, we certainly have plenty of sun, but are we paying enough attention to safety?

Whether we are walking in the hills, sunbathing on the beach, swimming in pools or in the sea, or...

My recent trip to Japan has left me with saudades for Japanese courtesy, order and cleanliness. In the wake of those inveterate Portuguese explorers, my fascination with Japan is in the first...

In 1812, Lord Byron was suddenly acknowledged as a literary genius. “I awoke one morning and found myself famous,” he explained.

This was due, at least in part, to his visit to Portugal...

Welcome to the July night sky. This is the ideal month for sky-watching due to the warm dark nights.

Just after sunset this month, we have the opportunity to spot the elusive planet...

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