• Regional theatre and performance of/for personal and social human flourishing

    Dr Jennifer Daniel Noah’s Flood, photo Tom Arber In the same week that Prof Merriman, at the launch of the new Centre for Social Responsibility (CSR) asked the question ‘If the state has left the building, what’s left?’, I enjoyed a cathartic theatre of commerce, and a socially instrumentalist opera; one profit-making, the other funded…

  • Why go to international conferences in the post-pandemic age?

    Aidan Jolly Why go to international conferences in the post-pandemic age, when it is possible to meet online, saving costs, carbon emissions, and travel time? I recently attended a conference in Malta, the organisers of which lacked resources to offer an online option, but felt also felt that hosting two events in parallel generated inequity…