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The Upside Down: Where Is the Man? The Many Lives of Pontius Pilate

, 14 April 2022
John Mitchinson explores the enduring fascination with the man who was asked to send Jesus to his death

Backwards Britain: Having Rejected a European Future, We Can Only Hark Back to an Imperial Past

, 5 April 2022
Hardeep Matharu explores how the Russian invasion of Ukraine has exposed the UK's perilous retreat – at a time when collaboration and a new vision of itself is required to navigate the dangerous realities of a changing world
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The Upside Down: Let Them Eat Nothing

, 18 March 2022
John Mitchinson explores how the horrors of the Holodomor still underpin Ukrainian identity

The Upside Down: Kissing Cousins – Why Learning About Neanderthals Teaches Us More About Ourselves

, 18 February 2022
John Mitchinson explores why our closest cousins were wrongly defamed as boorish, rude stupid louts

Opening Our Eyes to the Cost of Empire: Why We Must Demand the Return of Nigeria’s Benin Bronzes

, 16 February 2022
Paddy Docherty explains how research for his book on the 1897 invasion of the Kingdom of Benin left him ashamed – an emotion he believes must be converted into action

Will the Government’s £12 Million Jubilee Book Be Another Exercise in Airbrushing British History?

, 7 February 2022
A commemorative children’s book marking the Queen’s platinum jubilee year is likely to be an exercise in selective remembering, says Sam Bright

The Upside Down: Glass Act – The Substance that Enabled the Scientific Revolution

, 21 January 2022
John Mitchinson explains why gazing out of his window or at his computer screen brings him wonderment at an invention we spend little time observing

‘Life Unworthy of Life’: The Lessons of T4

, 28 December 2021
Stephen Unwin delves deep into the intellectual traditions and cultural mindset that produced the Nazis’ ‘wild euthanasia’ of people with disabilities, and finds we have not yet put those prejudices to rest 

The Upside Down: Slow Company – The Shameful History of Humans and the Giant Tortoise

, 21 December 2021
John Mitchinson explains why our relationship with these fascinating creatures is such a depressing one

Hope Soars Eternal: The Nebra Sky Disk

, 10 December 2021
An ancient artefact due to go on display in the British Museum opens our eyes to a sophisticated and internationally-connected Bronze Age community

The Upside Down: The Appeal of Hibernation

, 12 November 2021
If humans can’t yet hibernate, could we approach something like the ‘torpor’ that bears and other larger mammals practice? asks John Mitchinson

Colonial Amnesia: The Forgotten Victims of Transportation

, 11 November 2021
Katharine Quarmby explores why Britain’s story of transportation – the biggest forced migration in its history – has largely been buried 

A War Christmas: What Exactly Are We Remembering?

, 11 November 2021
Otto English explores how Remembrance Sunday has been commercialised and weaponised to feed hollow national myths

At the Crossroads of Freedom

, 29 October 2021
Sian Norris speaks to Professor Lea Ypi and reflects on the threats to freedom and democracy hanging over Europe – and their historical roots

Reconsidering the Counterculture

, 7 September 2021

Fake History: The New Brexiter Great Crusade

, 7 September 2021

The Long 1980s

, 6 August 2021

Englishness Evolves

, 14 July 2021

The Upside Down: Let Them Eat Bread

, 13 July 2021

The Upside Down: The Cobbett Conundrum

, 13 April 2021

Another Country: From Cool Britannia to Nationalist Hubris

, 3 March 2021
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