Quakers

Benjamin Lay (American School, 18th century)

The first revolutionary abolitionist: a biography of the Quaker dwarf Benjamin Lay

16 September 2017 9:00 am

It is a pretty safe bet that for every 1,000 people who know of William Wilberforce, no more than the…

George Fox, founder of the Quakers, was no fanatic, but a practical man of God. He is likened to St Francis of Assisi for his ‘charistmatic blend of literalness and freedom’

A century of holy heroes — from Thomas More to George Fox

25 March 2017 9:00 am

The Reformation is such a huge, sprawling historical subject that it makes sense, in this the 500th anniversary of Martin…

St Mary’s, Mundon, Essex. From Tiny Churches by Dixe Wills

Tiny churches can be as uplifting as cathedrals

10 December 2016 9:00 am

Here are two approachable and distinctive books on our churches, great and small. Simon Jenkins’s cathedrals survey follows his earlier…

What books mean to rough sleepers – and the library that helps them

15 October 2016 9:00 am

An afternoon with a mobile library for rough sleepers

Why I’m against posthumous pardons, even for Alan Turing

26 July 2014 9:00 am

Ross Clark is a columnist I try to read because he is never trite. So I was sorry to miss…

Honesty, simplicity, integrity: not what I want the morning after

12 July 2014 9:00 am

Tap tap tap at the door. I opened my eyes. ‘Check-out 10.30,’ said a neutral or possibly slightly hostile female…

HS2’s boss is right – it’s push on or be rubbed out

22 March 2014 9:00 am

I’m sure HS2 chairman Sir David Higgins is right to argue that if we’re serious about building a new north-south…

A Strong Song Tows Us, by Richard Burton - review

12 October 2013 9:00 am

How minor is minor? ‘Rings a bell’ was more or less the response of two English literature graduates, now successful…