An ode to snuff
(5 minute read) Edward Kendall explores a pleasure of bygone ages which refuses to die.
Gender is more than a word
(5 minute read) Sam Hall points out the inadequacies - and indeed absurdities - of recent debates about what it is to be male or female.
Pride before a fall
(1 minute read) Nicole Law reflects on the lessons of collapsing in the street.
Taking the temperature of COP26
(4 minute read) Martin Poulsom of the University of Roehampton in London draws on the Christian tradition to offer a verdict on the recent UN conference and the climate emergency.
Learning to love your body
(3 minute read) Nicole Law explores the internal battles which lead to acceptance of our appearance.
Miscarriage in the shadow of abortion
(5 minute read) "How are women to grieve in a society that does not recognize their children as real babies?" asks Ashleen Menchaca-Bagnulo.
Misunderstanding, media and the menopause
(5 minute read) Madi Apthorpe dares to mention the unmentionable in a plea for more openness on women’s health issues.
Why do Americans never take holidays?
(6 minute read) Monica Sharp examines the unhealthy work ethic which diminishes quality of life in the US.
“I think more about what I can do than my limitations”
(5 minute read) Xavi Argemí is a young man who needs 24/7 attention. He can’t walk or do the normal things other young people do. But he wants the world to know how happy he is.