Mike Stuchbery returns with his tours through history – on this occasion through a city which has been an axis of trade, faith and conflict
In the 40,000-year-old fragments of evocative animals and figurines, Mike Stuchbery finds inspiration and resilience in dark times
Mike Stuchbery explains how, rather than mute statues, Germany has a much more dynamic dialogue with its traumatic imperial past
Mike Stuchbery on the story of a pioneering woman chemist in 16th Century Germany. Every weekend in Stuttgart, I wake early on a Sunday morning to head into the city centre and lead a walking tour. It’s something that I started doing after realising that so many parts of the Swabian capital have stories that…
After a tumultuous year politically and personally for Mike Stuchbery, he reminds how humans have survived the darkest hours.
Mike Stuchbery on reading one of the first printed bestsellers – a book on how to die properly – from his hospital bed.
On a recent trip to Germany, Mike Stuchbery came across the remains of a woman who lived some 8,500 years ago – astonishing, not only for the impressive manner in which she was buried, but the secrets that her bones contained.
Mike Stuchbery explains how a journalist’s targeting of neighbours who recorded the prime minister-in-waiting has more in common with East Germany’s infamous secret police than they do.
Mike Stuchbery sheds some light on the heated debate ignited by New York congresswoman Alexandra-Cortez
Mike Stuchbery examines the funding and support for Far Right figures delivered under the guise of journalism.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s comment on Donald Trump’s nativism, isolationism and bigotry has hit a sore spot.
Mike Stuchbery on another stirring story from our European past that shows how small actions can have big consequences.
A fast growing ‘Irexit’ campaign gaining online traction over recent months, calling for Ireland’s withdrawal from the EU, has close links with British white nationalists. An investigation by anti-racism activists in Ireland has revealed that the ‘Muintir na héireann’ (‘People of Ireland’) website and Facebook community, with over 10,000 followers, is the work of Jack…
Mike Stuchbery draws strength from history and argues that anyone who cares about stopping the Far Right, now fighting in a Europe-wide alliance, needs to vote in the Euro Elections this Thursday
When Far Right and populist figures such as Hungary’s Viktor Orban talk about a ‘crusade’ to defend ‘Christendom’ – this should ring some very shrill alarm bells.
The 2nd Century tombstone near Hadrian’s Wall tells a story as exotic as anything out of Game of Thrones, the epic love story of a woman from Hertfordshire and her partner from Syria.
The story of the Beguines is important to remember in a time of increasing social fracturing.
Mike Stuchbery argues that Petrarch’s passion for his muse Laura triggered the Renaissance imagination and paved the way for modernity.
Tribalism is killing us, wrote Tina Gharavi in our launch issue and Mike Stuchery has a vivid example of this from history.
As the embers cool in the devastated sections of Notre Dame de Paris and the world comes together to restore it, it seems a good time to reflect on the effect that historic churches and cathedrals have had on my own life.
Mike Stuchbery speaks out about his mental health struggles, and in doing so finds a cure in the kindness of others
Mike Stuchbery speaks to Parveen Ali who has experienced harrassment and abuse since appearing in a YouTube video by a well-known Far Right figure.
Mike Stuchbery takes a brief holiday from the tensions of the here and now to wonder why all those lives of the saints tend to end quite badly.
The Christchurch terrorist created a misleading historical narrative of how Christians and Muslims have interacted over time. Mike Stuchbery explains why this is so dangerous.
A week after Mike Stuchbery became subject to targeted harassment and threats of violence, he reflects on the impact it has had on his life.
Millennials, and the generation that followed them, have often been painted as self-obsessed, image-conscious, fixated on the picture that they present to the world. But we only need look at the sad tale of Gesche Gottfried to understand that we’ve always been vain creatures.
Increasingly, when I think of the divisions within British society – Left and Right, Leave and Remain, for example – I can’t help but think of the Clubmen.