Paul Vallely is visiting professor in Public Ethics at the University of Chester and a senior research fellow at the Brooks World Poverty Institute at the University of Manchester. He writes on ethical, political and cultural issues. He has a fortnightly column in the Independent on Sunday and also writes for the New York Times and the Church Times. His latest book is Pope Francis – Untying the Knots. He was co-author of the report of the Commission for Africa and has chaired several development charities.
22 September 2014 12:12 PM
The setting in Manchester's disused Victoria Baths is both the source of the production’s triumph and its flaws
21 September 2014 05:41 PM
The ruthless modern weaponry of powerful nations is pitted against the terrorist tactics of grassroots factions
Hamlet, Royal Exchange Manchester, review: Maxine Peake plays Shakespeare's starring part with emotional ferocity
17 September 2014 11:44 AM
We are not used to seeing a woman play Hamlet - the result here is a powerful and yet curiously domestic production
14 September 2014 12:00 AM
Forgiveness and redemption became more than theological concepts
10 September 2014 12:00 AM
31 August 2014 12:00 AM
24 August 2014 12:00 AM
10 August 2014 12:00 AM
A Just War must have a reasonable prospect of success. But Israel is locked into failure
27 July 2014 12:00 AM
25 July 2014 04:45 PM
A seaside sandpie is scattered across the stage with a single violent kick at the start of Gareth Farr’s scream-of-rage of a play Britannia Waves the Rules.
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove
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- 2 Why this father didn’t hide his daughter’s heroin overdose in her obituary
- 3 Smartphones are making children borderline autistic, says psychiatrist
- 4 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 5 Teaching profession headed for crisis as numbers continue to drop and working lives become 'unbearable'