• June 29, 2020

    In recent weeks, in response to sometimes deadly racial injustice, the slogan ‘Black Lives Matter’ has been widely shared.

  • August 15, 2017

    “Actions speak louder than words”. “ Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”.

  • November 12, 2013

    The fourth lecture in Dr Rowan Williams' Gifford Lecture series, "Making representations: religious faith and the habits of language", was given on Monday 11 November 2013 at the University of Edinburgh.

  • January 23, 2012

    Everywhere we look see and hear the phrase “The Sick and Disabled”. It is as if somehow 'these people' are a separate commodity - other than us, says Karen McAndrew. A breed apart. Seeing ‘them’ like this is what allows politicians and journalists to discuss ‘their’ future in terms of statistics. Talking of ‘them’ in these terms makes it easier for people to dissociate and thereby give consent for actions which will have an adverse effect. The arguments over the deeply flawed Welfare Reform Bill are a clear example of this. The Spartacus campaign is a key part of the much-needed reversal.