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Love, loss and … literature

(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.

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The door that makes people smile

(2 minute read) Lisa Fraser finds out what lies behind the misfitting door which has captured the attention of Londoners.

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Painting Covid

(5 minute read) Adam Brocklehurst finds the art of Ollie Manco can act as a visual examination of conscience.

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The changing shape of journalism

(7 minute read) Maddy Fry analyses big changes in the UK media landscape, and asks where journalism goes from here.

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Lessons of eternity

(6 minute read) Jasmine Jones finds spiritual nourishment for pandemic times in a poem composed over a millennium ago.

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The glorification of Mary is the glorification of every woman

(6 minute read) Carolyn Morrison reflects upon how the Virgin Mary’s assumption into heaven has been celebrated and portrayed in art.

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Chinoiserie: turning the mirror of taste on ourselves

(4 minute read) Adam Brocklehurst explores the sometimes problematic relationship between race and style.

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An artistic contribution to the science-religion debate

(5 minute read) Carolyn Morrison re-visits the life, work and beliefs of the celebrated Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus at the National Gallery.

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We need to read

(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.

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The bricks of prejudice: a temple to health and inequality in Edwardian England

(6 minute read) Adam Brocklehurst takes a trip to the baths to discover what makes a building great.

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