If you count yourself as an inhabitant of the UK you may well have spent a proportion of the last month (at the very least) clinging onto an umbrella of apathy while politicians encourage a deluge of media reports, party political broadcasts and those glossy leaflets you find by your front door. What feels like demokratia –… Read More Demokratia in your face
If you’re one of the people flocking to Leicester over this week you will be able to appreciate the magnetic pull of human remains being paraded through the street in a small wooden box. The draw of an individual famous perhaps more because of his notoriety and penchant for nepoticide than anything else. Richard III… Read More The return of a King?
You may have noticed my rather prolonged absence from the ways of the WordPress blog. I contracted a rather interesting variety of tonsillitis and am claiming this as a legitimate excuse to have been kept from the blogosphere. But the latest news that has been filtering its way to us deserves attention. We have been… Read More Thousands of Years: Gone in One Day
Marcus Aurelius observed the tremendous effort sometimes required to get out of bed in the morning. Bemoaning how instead of fulfilling his purpose as a human it was like ” [being] made for this, to lie in the bed-clothes and keep myself warm?” (Meditations, Book Five). So dear readers, I’m not sure how many of you actually… Read More Parthenon Marbles, Controversy… Oh my! The Marbles have gone on loan, but what does this mean for the British Museum and Greece?