Inspired by the new BBC documentary, Downfall of a King, a few connections between Brexit and the conflicts of the 1640s. … More A New Horatian Ode: Brexit and Civil War
A.A. Gill’s short article about a talented young colleague who passed away in 2012 remains one of my favourite pieces of writing. … More “Of the highest class.” A moment on A.A. Gill
October 28th still registers as one of the most important days in my calendar after a horrible incident 17 years ago. It’s a day that changed me forever. … More The day that changed me forever
Is it alright to brand yourself a failure in some things if you’re prepared to be a winner at others? … More When is calling yourself a failure a good thing?
Students at UCL have contributed to a gaming project that is designed to engage people with literature and question the stereotypes that ‘demonise’ video-game players. … More Man, monster, or both? Bringing Beowulf to the gaming sphere
There are many good reasons why I don’t write much about work – one being that you’ve no way of knowing how well you actually know somebody you work with… … More Unearthing your private life at work
How often should we reinvent ourselves? Writing Privacy turned the ripe old age of seven this week, and it’s decision time about whether this becomes the second journal to bite the dust. … More ‘Who would write?’ The seven-year itch
The financial journalist Anthony Hilton says we’re losing something valuable by texting and emailing instead of talking. But does he go too far by suggesting that writing lacks patience, sensitivity, or any understanding of nuance? … More Writing lacks patience, tolerance, sensitivity or nuance. Discuss.
I’ve recently started calling people out on their behaviour, and now find myself burning bridges where I had previously let them crumble. But having burnt no fewer than four in the past month, it’s becoming concerning and could be reflective of something else. … More Burning Bridges: A Twist of Character
Times are changing, and so too must charities. After 75 years in Oxford, Oxfam International will soon be relocating its headquarters to Nairobi, the charity’s executive director Winnie Byanyima announced last night. … More Africa is rising – but for whom? Winnie Byanyima’s address to LSE