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The lessons learnt from the lamprey’s spinal cord regeneration

You could be forgiven for never having heard of the lamprey, an obscure lineage of fish that shared a common ancestor with humans approximately 550 million years ago. In fact, the only prominent example of this strange creature featuring in popular culture is their alleged role in the death of King Henry I, who, legend […]

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Culture Theatre

Regeneration

King’s Theatre – Run Ended “I wish they’d killed you in a decent show.” Thus ends “To Any Dead Officer,” a poem by the famous British World War I poet Siegfried Sassoon. In Regeneration, writer Pat Barker depicts Sassoon’s time in the Craiglockhart War Hospital in Edinburgh, where the army sends him after a denunciation […]