- Diana of Wales: The People’s PrincessOn the 25th anniversary of Princess Diana of Wales’s tragic passing, we’re reminded of the enduring impression she left on the world. Being wed into the Royal Family in 1981, Princess Diana’s divine grace and empathy won her the loyalty of the public, crowning her the ‘People’s Princess’.
- Cecilia Payne’s Astronomical DiscoveriesBy the time Cecilia Payne peaked through a spectroscope for the first time in 1923, the notion that the elemental constitution of stars replicated the anatomy of our Earth was sacrosanct; a pillar of astronomical understanding.
- Gandhi’s Path of Virtue to Free IndiaOn the anniversary of the start of the Quit India Movement, we look back on Gandhi’s humanity and non-violent approach to lead India to independence.
- Letters from the HolocaustOn 27 January 1945, Soviet forces finally reached the gates of Auschwitz concentration camp. Though the Allies had liberated numerous concentration and extermination camps during their march across Europe, Auschwitz was the largest of such facilities. Of the approximately 3 million inmates, at least 1.1 million lost their lives within its walls. In 2001, this date … Read more
- Christmas Cards for the AgesDecember is firmly upon us. Time to dig out that garish jumper from the back of the wardrobe, purchase an inordinate amount of tinsel and stock up on stamps ready for the annual Christmas card drop-off at your local post box.
- Writing to the Future: letters to save the earthHuman concern for nature dates back millennia. Examining and worrying about the environment was intrinsic to survival, and the endurance of ancient societies was based, in part, on their success in living in alignment with the natural world. Care and attention to the animal world can be seen in ancient environmental messages, which survive into … Read more
- Of Lost Time and ProustThe Source of the Loir in Illiers is an early manuscript by Marcel Proust. It illuminates the path of the Of Lost Time literary unit: following the river to its source.