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Lost in golden times: how a 20th century literary masterpiece could help you cope with Covid woes

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Martin Ketterer suggests that Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited could be just what you need in this time of confinement.

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Art & CultureHistoryThought-provoking

The Leningrad Symphony – Shostakovich’s Seventh Symphony and how the Russians survived a siege

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The Russian composer Shostakovich began writing his symphony while the city was besieged by German forces. Kenson Li believes we can draw lessons for our current crisis.

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Promising more than achieving? The French Revolution and today

When it comes to protecting the rights of minorities and guaranteeing new freedoms, even well-intentioned efforts can have unforeseen consequences. As Bianca Costa Sales points out, history can be a great teacher in this endeavour.

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Fighting totalitarianism: lessons from the White Rose resistance Part II 

At a time when many academics were bowing to the Nazi system, Paul Shrimpton describes how a small group of students courageously opposed it.

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What is the purpose of education?

If we want educational reform to achieve its goal, we need to know why we are educating our children, Roy Peachey argues.

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Advent promise or smoke screens and mirrors?

Modern technology takes Sr Carolyn Morrison back to 15th century Italy to discover a Renaissance masterpiece. But does it work?

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The pen is mightier than the keyboard: Why writing is wonderful

Humans have used the written word for centuries, yet it is being replaced by computer work-processing. Harking back to medieval literature, Jasmine Jones discusses the beauty of writing, and our duty as humans to appreciate and preserve it.

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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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