Book review – The Enlightenment: A Very Short Introduction (John ROBERTSON)

Book review – The Enlightenment: A Very Short Introduction (John ROBERTSON)

Review: The Enlightenment: A Very Short Introduction (John ROBERTSON) by Allan LEONARD for Mr Ulster 1 May 2017 The Enlightenment is one of Oxford University Press’s “Very Short Introductions” series; there are over 400 volumes. Written by experts, they “are for anyone wanting a stimulating and accessible way into a new subject”.

Book review – Une Visit chez Magritte (Duane MICHALS)

Book review – Une Visit chez Magritte (Duane MICHALS)

René Magritte was the first artist that I identified with — particularly his sense of humour yet thought provoking presentations of surrealism.

Surrendering one’s identity to the internet – Home Instruction Manual

Surrendering one’s identity to the internet – Home Instruction Manual

What happens when you ask an online chat room how to make a home?

John Hume: Irish peacemaker. Discuss.

John Hume: Irish peacemaker. Discuss.

John Hume: Irish peacemaker. Discuss. by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 15 December 2015 Sean Farren and Denis Haughey have edited a new book, John Hume: Irish Peacemaker, published by Four Courts Press. As part of this book launch, there is a series of panel discussions, for which this event took place at the […]

Book review – Frank Browne: A Life through the Lens (David and Edwin DAVISON)

Book review – Frank Browne: A Life through the Lens (David and Edwin DAVISON)

God can sanctify photography. With a poem by Pope Leo XIII, Colin Ford explains the basis for how Irish Jesuit Frank Browne acquired a camera from his bishop uncle, at the age of 17, and kept making images throughout his priestly life. Browne took his camera everywhere. His early trips to Europe were the apparent […]

Book review — Touching Distance (James CRACKNELL)

Reading this book was always going to have a special meaning to me, as my wife had a stroke about two years ago. Like James and Bev, my wife and I are writing a book together about our experience. We honestly came up with the same chapter layout as them — alternative narrations. In these types of […]