The traditions and creativity of Cambridge University have survived 800 years. In celebration, this first-ever combined historical and anthropological account explores the culture, the customs, the colleges and the politics of this famous institution. As professor here for nearly forty years, the author sets forth on a personal but also dispassionate attempt to understand how this ancient university developed and changed, and how it continues to influence all people who pass through it.
Bernard Darwin famously described Coldham Common in nineteenth century Cambridge as ‘the worst course I have ever seen, and many others would probably award it a like distinction’. Flat, featureless, frequently waterlogged, with foul-smelling ditches, a rifle range and local hooligans stealing golf balls were just some of the attributes that justified Darwin’s assertion. And yet from modest beginnings in 1869, CUGC would thrive and by the early 1890s, become one of the largest golf clubs in England.
Everyday Evils blends psychoanalytic concepts with sociology, history, anthropology, philosophy, theology and studies of violence to look at the evils committed by “ordinary” people in different contexts. Ranging from discussion of Nazi atrocities and the horrors of Islamic State to the consequences of Stockholm Syndrome, this book will appeal to scholars from across disciplines as well as anyone who has ever asked the question:"How could anyone do something like that?" Coline Covington is a Jungian analyst in private practice in London.
Luther’s 95 Theses begin and end with the concept of suffering, and the question of why a benevolent God allows his creations to suffer remains one of the central issues of religious thought. In order to chart the processes by which religious discourse relating to pain and suffering became marginalised during the period from the Renaissance to the end of the seventeenth century, this book examines a number of works on the subject translated into English from (mainly) Spanish and Italian.
When there are high crimes to be covered up, mysteries to be wrapped in enigmas, or a murderer to be liquidated - literally - there is only one man in England who can be trusted with the task: Felix Culpepper, tutor in Classics at St Wygefortis' College, Cambridge, and assassin-at-large for the British Establishment.
The year is 1678 AD. Simon Maddox, a graduate student at Christ’s College Cambridge, receives from his tutor a subject for his thesis in History: “A Century through the Eyes of One Unusual Man.” That man, his uncle Thomas, is also a graduate. He has disappeared but may still be alive, and has left Simon with his research material in a cottage in Grantchester. He must make sense of a Phoenician Symbol described by Ptolemy a thousand years earlier and its connection to the Welsh Prince Madoc who sailed to America three hundred years before Columbus in his ship ‘Gwennan Gorn’.
The question of attention in theatre remains relatively unexplored. In redressing this, Theatre and Aural Attention investigates what it is to attend theatre by means of listening. Focussing on four core aural phenomena in theatre ̶ noise, designed sound, silence, and immersion – Home-Cook concludes that theatrical listening involves paying attention to atmospheres.