Mark’s Munificence

Mark’s Munificence

Mark Zuckerberg is my friend. It’s true; when I opened a facebook account eight years ago (because my publisher asked me to, in case you’re wondering), Mark was one of the first people to claim me as a friend. That was kind of him, I thought, for, like most children...

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Parliament Squared

Parliament Squared

In the 20th century,  we failed to understand it until 1945. By which time we had had two different world wars within twenty years. After 1919, we looked backwards; after 1945 we began an NHS, a national transport system and much else. Elsewhere, a United Nations was born (in London in...

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Walking the Capital Ring

Walking the Capital Ring

The Capital Ring; an orbital walking trail mapped out by unusually driven ramblers in 1990, snakes around London for over 78 miles. As autumn takes hold it can be easy to forget that London is one of the greenest cities in Europe, but the hotchpotch of parks, forests, cemeteries, docklands...

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