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Tsar Nicholas II and his family

The Murder of the Tsar and his Family, July 1918 Lessons for Us

By John Symons The last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, was born one hundred and fifty years ago. One hundred years ago, on 17th July 1918, he, his wife and their five children were murdered by the Bolsheviks. With our constitutional monarchy, there are many lessons for us here. Who can forget the scenes filmed […]

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Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna and the Murder of Tsar Nicholas II

By Coryne Hall News of the murder of Nicholas II hit the 69-year-old Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna like a thunderbolt. In the summer of 1918 she was living in German-occupied Crimea, where until May she and her family had been held under house arrest by the Bolsheviks. But throughout most of this time she had […]

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The Crisis of Masculinity

The very act of being male seems to be a hot topic right now. In particular the Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson and his recently published 12 Rules for Life are getting a lot of attention, both positive and negative. Young men especially, appear to be flocking to follow his every word, while many women, perhaps […]

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The Secret of Happiness

Money doesn’t make us happy. While people in wealthier countries do tend to be happier overall than those from poorer nations, the link isn’t strong or consistent. There’s also no evidence that people have become happier over time, even as wealth has increased considerably since World War II. Multiple studies across many countries show either […]

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The Influence of Women and a Positive Future for Humankind

A guest post for International Women’s Day by K W Jamieson, author of A World in Two Minds Many millennia ago homo-sapiens had the bright idea of dividing the complex challenge of survival between the sexes. While men became warriors – competing, destroying and killing – women were tasked with the opposite functions of co-operating, creating […]

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Shepheard-Walwyn Title Presented to EU Negotiators in the Brexit Hamper

A group of Brexit campaigners including Euro MP Steven Woolfe gave EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier a hamper of British products during a meeting at the European Commission in Brussels. The gift has been called the #BrexitHamper by Twitter users and has been rather controversial to say the least, with some pointing out that items […]

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A Breakthrough for Huntington’s Disease?

Many were delighted by the news yesterday that a recent clinical trial has shown hope for sufferers of Huntington’s Disease. Researchers at University College London have discovered that an experimental drug, injected into spinal fluid, safely lowered levels of toxic proteins in the brain. Experts say it could be the biggest breakthrough in neurodegenerative diseases for […]

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Princess Olga Launch Party

Yesterday evening the High Street Kensington branch of Waterstones was the host of the Princess Olga, A Wild and Barefoot Romanov launch party. The event was superbly organised by Charlotte Ellis PR and Literary Agent. She had organised some high quality sponsors* (see  below for details) which helped the party go with a swing. On […]

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The Gilgamesh Gene

Introducing The Gilgamesh Gene

The following article is forthcoming in The Ecologist by author Dr Robin Russell-Jones. Order your copy of The Gilgamesh Gene here. I was inspired to write The Gilgamesh Gene because of my life-long concern for the environment. However it is as much about human nature and individual motivation as it is a book about ecological issues. […]

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Long Way from Adi Ghehad

An Interview with Teame and Stan

Stan Hazel, the author of Long Way from Adi Ghehad was interviewed for BBC Radio Bristol alongside the book’s subject, Dr Teame Mebrahtu. The DJ, Steve Yabsley described Teame’s life as “a remarkable story”: a journey from living in a tiny village in Eritrea to becoming a leading academic in the UK, having been welcomed into […]

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