Category: CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

BOOK REVIEW

For The Good Of The World

Juliet Blackburn
A C Grayling addressing demonstrators at Downing Street

In his book Prof. Grayling calls for cooperation among the nations in combatting the challenges facing humankind, for the good of the world.

How Britain Ends

Nigel Beevor
How Britain Ends, by Gavin Esler

In discussing “How Britain Ends”, Esler reminded the audience that Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland use a proportional voting system rather than FPTP. He said that the only European nations using FPTP were the UK and (strangely) Belarus.

Zoroastrianism at Spring Equinox Festival

Charlotte Mbali

Zoroastrianism in the Middle East On the Spring Equinox (20 or 21 March), people in Iran and many other countries of the Middle East, celebrate the festival, Nowruz. The picture above is a table laid ceremonially with the symbols of this festival: there are candles, plants, flowers sprouting seeds, bread, cheese, rosewater, wine, a mirror, […]

Family and Community

Claire Hill
St Patricks Day Parade In Dublin, 2013

None of us are okay until all are okay. This is a maxim I believe. This was the prevailing attitude in the 1970s and it is something worth being nostalgic about.