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23rd December 1888: The Van Gogh story everyone wants to hear…

by Donna Yamani On the night before Christmas Eve in 1888 — a cold Sunday evening in the French city of Arles — Vincent Van Gogh took the razor he kept on his small dressing table and slashed off his … Continue reading

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The Language of the Migration ‘Crisis’ – Past and Present

by Dr Daniel Renshaw On mainland Europe a status quo that has preserved peace on the continent for the last half century is beginning to fall apart.  Meanwhile, back in the United Kingdom, attitudes and policy towards long-established relationships with … Continue reading

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Walter Scott’s Rebecca: Medieval Maiden or Enlightenment Enigma?

by Dr Rebecca Rist The writer Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) is perhaps best known today for his romantic medieval novel Ivanhoe, which was published in 1819. As an antiquarian and literary genius Scott loved the medieval world, yet he was … Continue reading

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