Adrian Mourby shows that the nightmare scenario can be both dire warning and escapist fantasy.
Volume 53 Issue 12 December 2003
David Lowenthal explores natural history enthusiasms among Victorian Britons and Americans, and finds an explanation for their differing approaches to conservation.
Charlotte Crow glimpses the British Museum’s new exhibition of its own original collections in the great King’s Library.
In the final article in our series on Britain and Russia, Stuart Thompstone visits the long-lasting community of Britons in the Russian capital.
December 27th, 1703
Merle Ricklefs seeks clues for the future of the troubled archipelago nation in its distant past.
Stalin's security chief was executed on December 23rd, 1953.
David Jordan recalls the career of the man Brazilians claim to have been the true pioneer of powered heavier-than-air flight.
The treaty to bring parts of present-day Arizona and New Mexico into the United States was signed on December 30th, 1853.
Colin Cook looks at the political, philosophical and cultural impact of the idea of aviation in the first half of the 20th century.