Helmets, Museums, and Colonialism: What the Staffordshire Hoard Can Teach Us About Ourselves

Who looks after and displays historical artefacts matters.  Britain still flexes its colonial muscles, it just does so by using its cultural and academic influence more than its military influence.

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Truth, Freedom of Speech, and the Poppy

This blog is a sort of semi-sequel to this one.  If you have not read it, you may like to. In a recent speech, the actor and comedian Stephen Fry expressed his frustration at the apparent death of the political centre ground. The problem, he feels, is that freedom of speech is under attack from both... Continue Reading →

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