The return to campus – a survival guide
(4 minute read) Dennis Relojo-Howell offers advice on how to stay safe – and sane – as universities tentatively open their doors.
Lessons of eternity
(6 minute read) Jasmine Jones finds spiritual nourishment for pandemic times in a poem composed over a millennium ago.
Whimsy in lockdown: how black bananas can end your isolation blues
(5 minute read) A query about wood chips took Priscila Moscoso Meiller out of confinement into meaningful contact with others.
Flying high: what birds, artists and time have in common
(8 minute read) Three books take Prakarsh Singh into new dimensions of being.
Let us tune in …
(7 minute read) Richard Bauckham speculates on the advantages of anonymity, the ‘big questions of life’, and the lessons to be learned from streaming religious services.
When is a painting not just a painting?
(4 minute read) Luca La Monica goes behind the masterpiece by Raphael, ‘School of Athens’, and discovers a recipe for a new way of living.
Harmed by hyperlinks and why fireflies spark: it’s time to rediscover books
(7 minute read) Prakarsh Singh opens some unread books around the house and ends up in some very strange places.
The Colours of COVID
(4 minute read) Sasha Perugini takes a deep breath, and reflects on how we will remember this period of lockdown, and what lessons we might learn from it.
Finding meaning in COVID 19
(4 minute read) We should not only seek the “end in time” of this epidemic but ask ourselves what is “the goal to reach”, argues Martin Duran Lopez.
Log in, contemplate and transcend: an art lover’s guide to online viewing
(7 minute read) Carolyn Morrison takes a look at what’s on offer on social media platforms while the world’s great museums and galleries remain closed.