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In This Rare Moment, the Whole World is Living the Same Story

By: Sheridan Voysey

Sometimes I’m surprised at what I get nostalgic about. Recently I was reminiscing about the way in-flight entertainment used to be done on planes. Read more

Coronavirus is Going to Demand Much of Us. Here’s Something to Help

By: Sheridan Voysey

“Coronavirus is of such a magnitude that future historians who write books in the 2050’s will divide post-war Britain into BC and AC – Before Corona and After Corona. I think it’s that significant.” Peter Hennessy, BBC Radio 4 Read more

Want to Feel Happier and Care for the Earth? Do This for Just 20 Seconds a Day

By: Sheridan Voysey

Last year an Australian friend came to visit me. When Jason arrived I wasted no time showing him the best of Oxfordshire, taking him to Blenheim Palace, the Bodleian Library, Oxford’s old quarter, and cosy villages with thatched-roof cottages to prove such things really did exist outside of Midsomer Murders reruns. Visits to London, York and Holy Island followed, then some hiking around Northumberland. Read more

The Polls Say We’re a Generation Looking For Fame. That’s a Problem

By: Sheridan Voysey

I recently asked my seven year-old nephew what he wanted to be when he grew up. With delightful honesty he said, “I want to be famous!” The reason turned out to be his favourite YouTube celebrity. With their thousands of subscribers and millions of views, he one day hoped to be as popular and entertaining as them. Read more

When the World Sends You Garbage, Send Back Music

By: Sheridan Voysey

Cateura is a small slum in Paraguay, South America, built on a rubbish tip. Desperately poor, its villagers eke out a living by recycling and selling whatever they can find in the garbage. But from these unpromising conditions something beautiful has emerged – an orchestra. Read more

We Push Out into New, Uncharted Waters. Don’t Be Afraid

By: Sheridan Voysey

A new year. A new decade. We have crossed a threshold, begun a new story, bidding the old farewell to make way for the new. What are you looking forward to?
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Stormzy, Coldplay and Kanye Reached for the Light this Year. This Christmas, We Can Too

By: Sheridan Voysey

“We’re going to give God all the glory right now—all the glory.” Read more

The Best Books I Read in 2019 (and a Few Others)

By: Sheridan Voysey

Where would we be without books? What wonder and wisdom we’d miss out on, what delight we’d forfeit. And so I present to you this year’s edition of my Best Books list (you can find previous year’s lists here).
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NASA Sent a Message to the Universe. Here’s What Came Back.

By: Sheridan Voysey

Recently NASA released some fascinating facts about its Voyager 2 spacecraft.
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Friends, the World is Asking More From Us

By: Sheridan Voysey

People with broken dreams like involuntary childlessness hunger for hope and deep community. And there is much still to do to help them find it. Read more