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Women Writers to Put Back on the Bookshelf
The Scottish writer whose comic heroine Miss Marjoribanks bucks 19th-century conventions.
A Yorkshire-born writer with a European outlook who campaigned for World War Two refugees.
Zoe Norridge describes translating the testimony of a Rwandan survivor.
Home Sweet Home
Madeleine Bunting begins a new series examining the many dimensions of what we call home.
Writer Madeleine Bunting reflects on some astonishing instances of homesickness.
Madeleine Bunting reflects on the emotional fallout of not having a place to call home.
Madeleine Bunting considers the personal and political facets of a controversial concept.
In the final part of her series, Madeleine Bunting imagines the home of the future.
Higher Thoughts and the Meaning of Welsh Mountains
Jon Gower explores the five mountain ranges of Wales.
The Black Mountains
The Brecon Beacons
The Preseli Mountains
Under the Influence
Jon Boden on the influence of apocalyptic science-fiction on him as a folk singer.
New Generation Thinkers
Philip Roscoe asks whether our expectations of the lone entrepreneur are unrealistic.
Emma Rice reveals the influences that stamp her work as a theatre director.
Parallels and Paradoxes
Shahidha Bari examines the ideas behind the founding of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra.
Shobana Jeyasingh on how different dance traditions inform her choreography.
Light in the Dark
Alexandra Harris explores the history of artificial light through literary sources.
Photographer and artist Tom Hunter on the impact that Vermeer has had on his work.
Looking beyond the Dead
Zoe Norridge ask why photos of Africa fix perceptions of the continent at its worst times.
Indian-born choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh reflects on the influences shaping her dances.
The Canon of Comics
Jon Adams compares the work of modern comic book enthusiasts to ancient biblical scholars.