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Walking Home: Travels with a Troubadour on the Pennine Way

In summer 2010 Simon Armitage decided to walk the Pennine Way. The challenging 256-mile route is usually approached from south ...

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The Examined Life

We are all storytellers - we make stories to make sense of our lives. But it is not enough to ...

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Orpheus: The Song of Life

A poetic work of history on the figure of Orpheus: his life and myth, and his representation and imagining from ...

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Edmund Burke: Philosopher, Politician, Prophet

Both conservative and subversive, Burke’s beliefs have never been more relevant than in today’s ‘Big Society’, as MP Jesse Norman ...

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The Better Angels of Our Nature: The Decline of Violence in History and its Causes

Is humanity less violent than it used to be? The images of conflict we see daily on our screens from ...

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Bring Up the Bodies

By 1535 Thomas Cromwell, the blacksmith’s son, is far from his humble origins. Chief Minister to Henry VIII, his fortunes ...

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