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Review: Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit

Review: Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit

In school we are taught about history very much with the perspective of hindsight. Our collective memory is conveniently broken down into broad but neat bundles of time. Dynasties, monarchies, philosophies, discoveries… all labelled with their own “-ism” to aid sleepy school-age memories and tidy […]

Why We All Need To Be Polymaths

Why We All Need To Be Polymaths

Polymath (n.) ˈpɒlɪmaθ | A person of great and varied learning Throughout school and university, I worked a variety of summer jobs, from NHS admin work, to teaching, to legal work experience, and even the territorial army. I didn’t know what I wanted to do but I […]

On Philosophy, Wise Elders and Why You Can Change the World

On Philosophy, Wise Elders and Why You Can Change the World

    In a New Years resolution to halt the ossification of my brain via cat videos, cult memes and fake news, I decided to ditch the habit of mindless scrolling and invest my time on the internet only in stuff that truly interests me, […]