Category Archives: Philosophy

Climb Every Mountain

Superficially, Sir Leslie Stephen, author of Sketches from Cambridge, by A Don, Hours in A Library, Essays on Freethinking and Plain Speaking, Social Rights and Duties, etc. etc. etc., would seem to be the most desk-bound author imaginable. But, in … Continue reading

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The Two Cultures

Last week, BBC Radio 4 broadcast a series of five programmes about the origin, meaning and significance of the word ‘culture’. The hook on which the series hung was the opposition between the ways in which the word was defined … Continue reading

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A Story For Which The World Was, In Fact, Prepared

I have to declare an interest. My great-great-[I think]grandfather, Sam Aylward, worked for Dr Arthur Conan Doyle at his surgery in Southsea, and is immortalised as Samkin Aylward in The White Company. (I have another Aylward ancestor, James, who is … Continue reading

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Thomas Carlyle: A Forgotten Giant?

We have just published the Centenary Edition of the complete works of Thomas Carlyle. Will anyone want to read him?

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The Higher Education of Women

Unsurprisingly , the books by women which we are currently publishing on the recommendation of the Orlando Project include a number of works by the pioneers of higher education for women. As an alumna of Newnham College who also spent … Continue reading

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