An Experimental Education

Dartington Hall's sense of community and lack of condescension towards its students made for a welcoming atmosphere. But its emphasis on child-led learning let its pupils down

God, the West and the Scholastic Mentality

Scholasticism was philosophy's attempt to apply reason to Church doctrine. But while the medievals were constrained by a notion of overriding divine authority, we should not underestimate the theistic dimension of Western thought today

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"