My job deserves my attention right now rather than my pension, and it’s hard not to feel bad for that. I hope the strikers will forgive my stance too. … More Why I’m not striking for USS
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.
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
Speaking at a drinks reception in February with our Head of Department, Professor Tim Allen, I began to realise where lines can cross between early modern studies and the fields of international development and social anthropology. … More Unexpected Conversations: Professor Tim Allen
A few concerned observations on what media revolutions in the 1640s and 2000s mean for ‘friendship’. … More Media Revolutions and “Friends”
People ask why I am fascinated by writing of the English Civil War. I think it’s because of the striking relevance it strikes with the modern age as we know it. … More Solitariness: A Sweet Side-Note
With student protests, planned anarchy, university sit-ins, the attack on the Royal cavalcade, we have attempted revolution on our streets once again. Here, it becomes necessary to divide the issues from the vitriolic protests that were carried out in response. … More Private Education: Universities, Fees, and Futures