Tag Archives: history

Beauty and evil: Wagner’s Meistersinger and the Goethe Oak phenomenon

Last week, I went to see Tom Stoppard’s Travesties (currently on at The Apollo, starring Tom Hollander – go see it!). Set predominantly in 1917, its central protagonist, Henry Carr (Hollander) is a Wodehousian character for whom Gilbert & Sullivan’s … Continue reading

Posted in Arts and culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Remember, remember the ninth of November

I can’t imagine I’ll forget any time soon where I was on the morning of 9th November 2016 when I saw the news: “Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States of America.” The only time I can … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Lessons from history: why what we say about sustainability matters

This piece was originally published by  Guardian Sustainable Business. I didn’t particularly like the way they edited it though, so here’s the unedited version… What does the history of the American progressive movement in the early 20th century have to do … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment