Luton's answer to Albert Camus
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2 August 2021,
Mike Stuchbery returns with his tours through history – on this occasion through a city which has been an axis of trade, faith and conflict
19 June 2020,
In the 40,000-year-old fragments of evocative animals and figurines, Mike Stuchbery finds inspiration and resilience in dark times
12 June 2020,
Mike Stuchbery explains how, rather than mute statues, Germany has a much more dynamic dialogue with its traumatic imperial past
10 February 2020,
With the Coronavirus the subject of headlines the world over, fears of a pandemic have again arisen. Along with media speculation, however, there is a far more insidious contagion.
28 January 2020,
16 January 2020,
Mike Stuchbery returns with his telling short histories - this time of how climate change and panic led to an explosion of persecution, mainly of women.
23 December 2019,
After a tumultuous year politically and personally for Mike Stuchbery, he reminds how humans have survived the darkest hours.
7 October 2019,
Mike Stuchbery reflects on leaving the UK behind after a tumultuous three years.
2 September 2019,
Mike Stuchbery explains his decision to leave the UK
14 August 2019,
Will Cologne's cathedral, which was centuries in the making, ever be considered to be truly 'finished'? Maybe nothing we build ever is.
7 August 2019,
Mike Stuchbery on how terrible moments of devastation can be overcome with creativity and vision.
31 July 2019,
Mike Stuchbery on reading one of the first printed bestsellers – a book on how to die properly – from his hospital bed.
12 July 2019,
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.
9 July 2019,
Mike Stuchbery on his recent ADD diagnosis and why this has provided the breakthrough he needed.
22 June 2019,
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.
20 June 2019,
Mike Stuchbery sheds some light on the heated debate ignited by New York congresswoman Alexandra-Cortez
17 June 2019,
Whenever Mike Stuchbery travels to Stuttgart he is reminded that the courage to resist authoritarianism and tyranny isn't restricted to a particular kind of individual and here manifests itself in the form of a bookish single mother.
11 June 2019,
Mike Stuchbery examines the funding and support for Far Right figures delivered under the guise of journalism.
6 June 2019,
Mike Stuchbery on a renaissance artist who overcame the predatory sexism of her day and survives as an emblem of feminist persistence.
5 June 2019,
Mike Stuchbery on the troubling behaviour of a Brexit activist
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