“I think the way governments around the world dealt with the pandemic led young people to get more interested in politics”
(5 minute read) 19 year old Neo Kalungu-Banda reflects on the last 18 months and explains how young people can grow through their challenges.
(5 minute read) Monica Sharp shares the poetry she wrote during some of the most difficult times since March 2020.
Cures for languishing
(3 minute read) Nicole Law takes back control of her mental processes and finds silver linings in Covid clouds.
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.
Saving the planet at the supermarket …
(5 minute read) Jemima Childs reckons cutting down on meat can be a piece of cake.
Drowning in a digital sea …
(6 minute read) Is the increased presence of digital technology in our lives killing or enhancing our creativity? asks Tascha Von Uexkull.
From booze to belief …
(6 minute read) Ben Thompson says more people are asking the ‘Big Questions’ beyond the bottle.
Catching nature’s symphony
(6 minute read) Setting animal sounds to music is not just a lockdown hobby, says Alexander Liebermann. It can make us more aware of the marvels - and challenges - of the world around us.
A headteacher’s pandemic diary
(13 minute read) Clare Campbell writes movingly of life under lockdown in the classroom.
Finding ourselves through loss
(7 minute read) John-Luke Harris believes that all we have lost in lockdown might be key to finding ourselves once it ends.