Mathew Lyons

The complexities of our colonial legacy

24 February 2024 9:00 am

Weighing the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ effects of British imperialism is a futile exercise, says Sathnam Sanghera. But he comes perilously close to doing just that

Downhill all the way: the decline of the British Empire after 1923

13 January 2024 9:00 am

Matthew Parker gives us snapshots of Britain’s sprawling dominions in September 1923, showing both governors and governed increasingly questioning the purpose of the empire

An obituarist’s search for the soul

16 September 2023 9:00 am

Snatches of memoir, poetry and observation from a writer whose main preoccupation is recording the lives of others

Britain’s churches need us to survive – but do we still need them?

13 May 2023 9:00 am

Attendance is in serious decline, but our churches have much to offer, especially in times of crisis, and we neglect their crumbling fabric at our peril

Travelling hopefully

11 February 2023 9:00 am

Sam Miller challenges the ‘myth of sedentarism’, arguing that mankind is naturally nomadic and that an itinerant life is anyway good for us

The bleak brilliance of Peanuts

19 November 2022 9:00 am

Mathew Lyons on the life lessons of Peanuts