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Death of a prince: and now …?

The passing of Prince Philip marks not only the end of an era, but, as Alex Osborn notes, raises important questions about the future of the British Royal Family.

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The Tayside Derby: a game of two halves

(6 minute read)
John-Luke Harris finds a corner of Britain where football fans have learned to disagree without being disagreeable.

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Wisdom from the East (End)

(7 minute read)
The musings of a simple London woman about the arrival of television to post-war Britain teaches Adam Brocklehurst the folly of trying to hold onto the past.

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Discovering feminism’s roots

(9 minute read)
Jennifer E. Morel follows the trail of the feminist movement and is surprised to find herself journeying back to the ancient Greeks, the beginnings of Christianity and the Middle Ages.

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Feminism revisited

(5 minute read)
In the week we celebrate International Women’s Day, Eleanor Launchbury makes the case for a new understanding of feminism.

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Women who made a difference: the original Sisterhood

(6 minute read)
Maria Patricia Williams hails an Italian go-getter whose passion for the poor of New York City is still making an impact today.

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Paradise Lost: The world’s debt to Iraq

(10 minute read)
Iraq is central to world civilisation and to the Bible and speaks to us of great journeys, exile, suffering and salvation. As he looks forward to Pope Francis’ visit to this country in March, Dr Emil Anton spares a thought for the many who have had to flee from it in modern times.

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Life lessons from Roman splendour

(6 minute read)
The fading glory of an Italian church teaches Adam Brocklehurst about suffering and compassion.

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Lessons for lockdown from a Holocaust survivor

(7 minute read)
Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl developed a unique approach to life which enabled him to survive various Nazi concentration camps. Clare Cooper explains how his approach could be adapted to lockdown.

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The cross and the syringe

(9 minute read)
Maddy Fry chronicles the often suspicion-charged relationship between believers and the practice of inoculation.

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