Month: June 2016

  • “I began to feel a little bit shaky”: Charles Lander in the Somme, 100 years ago

    “I began to feel a little bit shaky”: Charles Lander in the Somme, 100 years ago

    Painting above: ‘We Are Making a New World’ by Paul Nash 100 years ago today began the Battle of the Somme. Few episodes in human history are remembered with such a grand sense of supreme awfulness. But with this grandeur comes distance and incomprehension. As time passes the gulf widens: we need personal stories to […]

  • 7 things on Brexit

    7 things on Brexit

    7 things on Brexit: chinks of light through a constitutional clusterfuck Good morning readers. Time to eat your brexit: the UK has voted to leave the European Union. There is a lot to come to terms with, a lot to think about, and a lot to do. Some things we know, and they might help […]