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The Dubious Good of an English Lit Degree, Part One: What I’m Going To Do With My Life

On my fourth day as an undergraduate, before Week One had even started, a second-year Land Economist, who was sitting opposite me at a College Family meal in an ASK restaurant on Bridge Street, leaned forward and with biting determination … Continue reading

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In Defence of Atheists: in which I attempt to chop down the mightiest garden shed in the neighbourhood with its own petard.

Picture the scene. In a student living-room, five or six undergraduates sit on standard-issue furniture and beanbags and Explore Christianity. The room is comfortably twilit, and tea, coffee and cake have been made liberally available. The debate is a serious … Continue reading

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‘Many Sons to Glory’

One evening last week, I got to the door at the bottom of my block of flats, and a man was lying on the pavement who had jumped or fallen from a window or tree, while an assortment of passers-by … Continue reading

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