Volume 44 Issue 8 August 1994
The tradition of the seaside holiday first originated in the 19th century, aided by some discreet royal patronage. John Walton and Jenny Smith tell the story.
80 years after The Great War's outbreak Hugh Purcell looks at how film moulded its popular image and fused fiction with reality.
Mark Meigs uncovers a fascinating initiative enacted in France at the end of the First World War designed to turn American soldiers into students empowered with all the virtues of the Progressive era.
Bruce Lenman looks at the colonial resonances of the Magazine Building, Williamsburg.
Lesley Beaumont looks at how children's games were not just seen as pastimes but as active stimuli to learning and good citizenship in the world of Plato and Aristotle.
Richard Morphet ponders the relationship between individual biography and the historical tragedies of the 20th century as mediated via a leading Jewish artist.
Mark Galeotti looks at how crime and punishment in Boris Yeltsin's Russia, and that of the Tsars, have uncanny resonances.
Can democracy, past or present, benefit from the ministrations of the philosophers? Benjamin Barber observes the claim that Plato's persona of Socrates is a democratic one.
Andrew Allen looks at one of the bizarre fairground attractions of Georgian England and the fate of its practitioners.
Helen Davidson on a new search into recovering Charles I's treasure boat.
Exploration of a new museum opening in Lausanne on the Roman settlement in the area
Annette Bingham looks into the archaeological findings of Hong Kong's Bronze Age.