Thought-provoking

Art & CultureThought-provoking

Grief

The little boy
inside
wants to cry
but I won’t let him

A poem by Peter McCrudden Convery

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Social IssuesThought-provoking

A refugee’s Christmas

At Christmas, along with the merriment, it can help to focus on one very specific refugee family: that of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Juliette Flach considers the modern day relevance of the Christmas story.

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HistoryThought-provoking

“Never again”, the humanising power of war literature

In the aftermath of conflict, language must serve constructive ends and, crucially, suggest the necessary changes to be made in order to prevent future repetition of violence and bloodshed. Bianca Costa Sales discusses the important role of war literature.

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HistorySocial IssuesThought-provoking

Fighting totalitarianism: lessons from the White Rose resistance

On the morning of Thursday 18 February 1943 two German students entered the main building of the University of Munich carrying around a thousand anti-Nazi leaflets. Paul Shrimpton in the first of a series on the Scholl siblings.

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LifestyleThought-provoking

Travelling where I am: essential questions before you set out 

Wherever we go, or wherever we stay, we travel. As much as it might be a cliché, life is a journey. Joseph Evans considers the most important journey: the one inside ourselves.

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Social IssuesThought-provoking

Your data’s barbed wire

Barbed wire has been regarded as one of civilisation’s smartest inventions because it clearly defines one’s property. In a market-driven capitalist economy, this property becomes an asset. Prakarsh Singh argues that data is the barbed wire of the future.

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