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The efficiency of evil: Auschwitz and the detail of genocide

(7 minute read)
Ronnie Convery is shocked by the minutiae of a death camp and its hideous attention to detail.

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Art & CultureHistory

Grimy glory: lessons in beauty from sewage-plants and run-down buildings

(7 minute read)
Self-confessed commoner Adam Brocklehurst explains how the aristocratic Lucinda Lambton has helped him see the world around him with new eyes.

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On graves and greatness

(4 minute read)
Walking through graveyards in Scotland and Italy becomes a surprisingly life-affirming experience for Leonard Franchi.

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Art & CultureHistory

Did I really see what I think I saw? Optical illusion in historical and contemporary art

(6 minute read)
Seeing is believing – if you can believe what you see. Carolyn Morrison discovers an art form which makes us “think anew about what we see and how we see it.”

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Nigeria at 60: A future yet to flower

(6 minute read)
Joshua Nwachukwu casts an eye over the light and shadows which mark Nigeria’s 60th anniversary as a modern independent nation.

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COVID-19History

It’s an ill virus that blows nobody any good

(9 minute read)
Richard Bauckham looks back to a Middle Age fair to make sense of the Covid pandemic.

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How do you solve a problem like Marie?

(4 minute read)
Joe Cook opens the curtain of history and discovers some alarming truths about the “Woman of the Millennium”.

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Toppling the truth: a monumental matter

(7 minute read)
Donal Durrihy takes an alternative view to the prevailing mood on the removal of controversial statues.

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History

A walk down history lane …

(9 minute read)
Luca La Monica takes the reader on a fascinating wander down the main street of his home town in Southern Italy.

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HistoryThought-provoking

Reading a building colonially

(8 minute read)
They’re pulling down statues, but what about houses? Adam Brocklehurst looks behind the bricks and mortar to discover challenging truths about the culture that crafted some of England’s most iconic buildings.

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