History, music, cooking, travel, books, theatre, film - but also with an eye on the 'culture wars', nationalism and identity.
The Year of Living Distantly: Lockdown Shadows of the Mind
Confined to a small urban apartment during the COVID-19 pandemic, Bonnie Greer reflects on her time in the Actors Studio, and how shaming memory brings self-knowledge.
Odeon of Death Film of the Month: Caws
The Odeon of Death takes a look at events through the medium of cinema
The Year of Living Distantly: Songs For the End of Silence
With the end of the COVID-19 lockdown being bruited loudly in the press, Graeme Thomson the idea that 'silence is perfection' and where we can still find it in great music.
CORONAVIRUS CRISIS: Government Suspends Key Protections for Children with Special Educational Needs
Stephen Unwin explains the personal impact of COVID-19 emergency 'reasonable endeavours' policy on his severely learning disabled son.
VE DAY COMMEMORATION: Shots in the Dark - A Night in Umbria
As Britain prepares to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Allied victory in Europe, Otto English cuts through the myths with his father's first-hand account of war.
THE UPSIDE DOWN: Keep Clean and Carry On
John Mitchinson explores how pandemics can have odd and unexpected consequences and ponders what the new 'normal' will be post-COVID-19