History Tag Archive

Social IssuesThought-provoking

Feminism’s last battle

(12 minute read) Abigail Favale untangles the strands of a constantly evolving debate which risks turning into an Armageddon moment for feminism.

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Art & CultureHistory

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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History

Magna Carta – a very modern charter

(6 minute read) Edward Kendall finds surprisingly relevant lessons from one of Europe’s greatest historical documents. 

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Art & CultureCOVID-19History

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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Art & CultureHistory

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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Art & CultureSocial Issues

The Lampedusa Cross

(4 minute read) The Lampedusa Cross in London’s British Museum is both a sign of contradiction and a sign of hope, as Jill Cook discovers.

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Art & Culture

In praise of libraries

(5 minute read)
Don’t take for granted the treasure on your doorstep – as libraries in various countries are opening up again, Prakarsh Singh sings their praises.

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History

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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History

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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Mental HealthSocial IssuesThought-provoking

Preventing and healing childhood sexual abuse …

(7 minute read)
Tyler VanderWeele, Director of the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University, offers grounds for hope.

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