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Bring out your dead

Bring out your dead

THE Christian Church, in its colonisation of the globe, has never had a problem with cultural re­­cycling. Do not waste that old pagan oak tree: you can build a good, solid altar with all that wood

Bach insights

Bach insights

COMPLAINING about money, ar­­gu­­­ing with colleagues, and upset­ting congregations with fancy ver­sions of the hymns. Does that sound like any church musician you know?

Bearded in his den

JUST as pet owners come to re­­semble their dogs, so scholars can start to look like the people they revere

Call for comfort

Call for comfort

HOW do you cope with bereave­ment? The suggestions are diverse: pets, children, writing songs, taking a triple-tandem ride across Europe

Sensory overload

WHAT is the vocation that de­­mands the most empathy, whose fol­­­lowers display the greatest under­standing of humanity? Teaching, perhaps? Medicine, or the priest­hood? Dream on

In the land of Nod

In the land of Nod

IT MAY have been through a pro­found sense of irony, or an accept­ance of the realities of radio schedul­ing; but the decision to programme the open­­ing lecture of Radio 3’s Free Thinking Festival (Friday to Sunday) was certainly a peculiar one

No little green men

No little green men

“THOUGH much is sad on Earth, yet there may be brighter worlds than this.” It might the line of a hymn — a lost verse of “Jerusalem the Golden” perhaps

Thrill of the swear

Thrill of the swear

IN THE world of graphic designers there is a measure, referred to as TTP (time to penis), which re­p­resents the amount of time it takes for a cheeky user to stick a phallus on it

Slave — or master?

Slave — or master?

ALAN WINFIELD is the only Professor of Robot Ethics in the world. You could take that one of two ways: as a mark of distinction, or of redundancy. Professor Win­field reckons that there ought to be more of his type, and that ethics should be taught as part of any undergraduate engineering course. And you can see how the thrill of the unique must wear thin after a while: the keynote speaker at a conference of one

Parental surprises

Parental surprises

JUST as surely as the clergy of the medieval Church developed litur­gies to prompt our behaviour in sacred rites, so the modern media has evolved particular set responses to recurring rituals

Seller of pancakes

Seller of pancakes

AS A research methodology, it would not pass muster nowadays; but, in the early 19th century, it was by counting the empty pews in rural churches that William Cobbett be­­came convinced of the threat of depopulation in England

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