You can read here an essay in the current (August – September 2021) issue of The London Magazine. It is briefly summarised below. Molière Reading Tartuffe at Ninon de Lenclos, painted in 1802 by Nicolas Monsiau, hangs in the library of the Comédie-Française, France’s national theatre. Tartuffe scandalised the pious on its first appearance, prompting […]
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In 2018, the PN Review published ‘Unseasonably Speaking’, an essay in which I made the case for re-opening a discussion about how Stefan Zweig’s time in London should be commemorated. Three Monkeys Online has now posted that piece. The 2021 June – July issue of the PN Review carried an open letter to English Heritage […]
An account of reading Jonathan Simons’ sui generis offline journal, Analog Sea, during Donald Trump’s attempted putsch. In the April / May issue of PN Review.
My review of the book version (Fuel, 2020) of Patrick Keiller’s acclaimed film, London (1994), in the April / May edition of The London Magazine.
This short film about Seaton Junction is based on an essay in the Oct. – Nov. 2020 issue of the London Magazine. I was recently in conversation with Julio Etchart about his new book Imagining Orwell in Three Continents at its Zoom launch. My review of the book for the New Internationalist will be in […]
The case for a Highly Protected Marine Area (HPMA) in Lyme Bay in the September issue of the Marshwood Vale Magazine Republished in The Ecologist.
I’ve a piece in the special Covid supplement of The London Magazine, Untitled, 2020
Poem, dedicated to all those who held Waterloo Bridge for Extinction Rebellion in April last year, published in this year’s May-June issue of the PN Review.
My essay about the Czech philosopher of education, Jan Amos Comenius, and the book he wrote in London in 1641/2, The Way of Light, is in the April/May issue of The London Magazine.
For The Ecologist I witness the emergence in Charmouth of a new community initiative, Ban the Beads. It aims to hold South West Water to account for the millions of plastic bio-beads that have been washing up on beaches all around the West Country. Also: Adam Rees’ new report on the impact of commercial potting […]