Leonard Franchi Author

Leonardo Franchi is a member of the Pedagogy, Practice and Faith Research and Teaching Group in the School of Education of the University of Glasgow and has published widely in the field of religion and education. He is a trustee of the mentoring charity, Citywise (https://citywise.org/) and lives in Alexandria, Scotland.

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On graves and greatness

(4 minute read)
Walking through graveyards in Scotland and Italy becomes a surprisingly life-affirming experience for Leonard Franchi.

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Art & CultureHistory

A traveller in the village called Rome

(4 minute read)
Leonardo Franchi contrasts the simple lanes of village life in rural Italy with the panting heart of the Eternal City, and finds they have much in common.

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HistoryThought-provoking

For the valleys I sing

(2 minute read)
Leonard Franchi writes a hymn to the life of valley villages, from the Vale of Leven to the Valle del Comino.

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Lifestyle

Cappuccino, anyone?

(3 minute read)
Leonard Franchi invites the reader to enjoy a morning coffee with him in Rome in the company of the great travel writer H. V. Morton.

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Lifestyle

Memories of Spain

(3 minute read)
Leonard Franchi recalls a year spent in a land far removed from the stereotype of bullfights and beer and discovers a hidden desire to return.

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