Art & Culture
(6 minute read) From Africa to England – Sean Organ reveals the backstory of the great author J. R. R. Tolkien and considers how much influence it might have had on his writing.
(2 minute read) Lisa Fraser finds out what lies behind the misfitting door which has captured the attention of Londoners.
(5 minute read) Adam Brocklehurst finds the art of Ollie Manco can act as a visual examination of conscience.
(7 minute read) Maddy Fry analyses big changes in the UK media landscape, and asks where journalism goes from here.
(6 minute read) Jasmine Jones finds spiritual nourishment for pandemic times in a poem composed over a millennium ago.
(6 minute read) Carolyn Morrison reflects upon how the Virgin Mary’s assumption into heaven has been celebrated and portrayed in art.
(4 minute read) Adam Brocklehurst explores the sometimes problematic relationship between race and style.
(5 minute read) Carolyn Morrison re-visits the life, work and beliefs of the celebrated Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus at the National Gallery.
(4 minute read) Just read! In a world dominated by the internet, Hajra Rehman urges us not to forget the life-giving power of literature.