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In defence of English Literature and the arts

When I found myself sitting at a linguistics event on the initial offer holders day at the university I was to eventually attend, the lecturer started his course introduction by saying “if you wish to surround yourself with people who are smarter...

Boris, the NHS and why love is not always enough

In the first Prime Minister’s address given since his discharge from St Thomas’ Hospital, London, Boris Johnson announced, with misplaced pride and spectacle, that the NHS is “powered by love”. At first glance this appears to be a harmless...

Lockdown: A Modest Proposal

Of the many consequences of the coronavirus crisis, one of the most under-discussed, and concerning in the long-term, is that of food shortages. In the UK and elsewhere, much has been made of panic-buying and stockpiling. We fill our shelves with...

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