Is religion a consolation worth having?

Republished from By Professor Simon Blackburn (University of Cambridge) My idea of bliss is a Sunday walk that takes in first some English countryside, and second a pleasant medieval church, with some glass or woodwork or monuments. I once even wrote a piece, published in the Larkin journal, about his poem ‘An Arundel Tomb‘, having… Continue reading Is religion a consolation worth having?

World War II began 75 years ago with censorship chaos that echoes down the decades

From time to time members of the School of Advanced Study publish about their research on other websites. This post republishes that work from the original article. Republished from     By Henry Irving, School of Advanced Study (Institute of English Studies) At approximately 1.30 am in the night of September 11 1939 two police… Continue reading World War II began 75 years ago with censorship chaos that echoes down the decades

Chávez vs UKIP? How Latin America has reinvigorated the European left

Radical left parties, Syriza in Greece and Podemos in Spain, did well in the recent European elections. But how far can they go? And what are the lessons for the UK? Republished from     From time to time members of the School of Advanced Study  publish about their research on other websites. This post republishes that… Continue reading Chávez vs UKIP? How Latin America has reinvigorated the European left

National Gallery bid to set stage doesn’t quite build full picture

Republished from     From time to time members of the School of Advanced Study publish about their research on other websites. This post republishes that work from the original article. By Rembrandt Duits, School of Advanced Study (The Warburg Institute)   A painting is often like theatre. There are actors, who give expression to a narrative.… Continue reading National Gallery bid to set stage doesn’t quite build full picture