(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.
(6 minute read) Edward Kendall finds surprisingly relevant lessons from one of Europe’s greatest historical documents.
(6 minute read) Jasmine Jones finds spiritual nourishment for pandemic times in a poem composed over a millennium ago.
(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) Maria Patricia Williams examines the many methods teachers have used to encourage positive values in the classroom.
(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.