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Tyranny of Context

Cambridge is not, on the whole, a city which respects context.

When in the late 1950s Queens’ College required a new building to house graduate and undergraduate students, it commissioned, not a building in keeping with the medieval, Jacobean and Victorian courts which surrounded it, but a building designed by Basil Spence in the new Brutalist style, named after one the college’s great… 187 more words

General Irrelevance

Poverty Sunday and why foodbanks are not the answer

This Sunday (June 22) has been designated by the Church of England as Poverty Sunday; a day to pray and reflect on issues of poverty in this country and how churches and individual Christians respond. 1,377 more words


Reading about happiness

I’m sharing below the readings for the happiness seminar I’ll be in this week. Hopefully that’s okay with the professors who designed it, but sometimes it’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission… :-) My wish is that these texts will make you as happy as they do me! 68 more words