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  • Stephen Hawking: Black holes, relativity and my eureka moment
    Tuesday, 15 January 2002

    I will skip over the first 20 of my 60 years, and pick up the story in October 1962, when I arrived in Cambridge as a graduate student. I had applied to work with Fred Hoyle, the principal defender of the steady state theory, and the most famous ...

  • Britain has a duty to ensure the Geneva Conventions are upheld
    Tuesday, 15 January 2002

    The Geneva Conventions of 1949 have stood as a monumental protection for the most wretched of prisoners – those captured in the course of war. Many of the lives they have saved in the past half century have been those of American soldiers and airmen...

  • David Aaronovitch: So what have these radicals ever achieved?
    Tuesday, 15 January 2002

    On page 98 of his memoir, The Gatekeeper, the Marxist academic Terry Eagleton gives thanks that he has never become "the most dispiriting stereotype of all, the militant young leftist who has matured with age into a sceptical liberal or a stout cons...

  • Fiona Sturges: Things don't sound good in the pop world - but don't despair
    Tuesday, 15 January 2002

    There was a time when my friends thought I had a blessed existence. "You get paid to go to gigs?" they would gasp, overcome with envy. Each week I would be deluged with phone calls begging (in some cases bribing) me for my extra ticket. In short, I ...

  • Basildon Peta: The sanctions Europe must impose on Mr Mugabe for democracy's sake
    Monday, 14 January 2002

    An unfortunate truth for many Zimbabweans is that we can not rely on institutions such as the Commonwealth, the British Government or the European Union, which purport to be custodians of democracy, for relief against wayward leaders like Preside...

  • Cormac Murphy-O'Connor: No turning back on the road to ecumenism
    Monday, 14 January 2002

    Internal linksCardinal's sermon to the Royals ends tabooLeading article: Soap opera I want to speak to you today about a few insights of the Mother of Jesus which encompass something very fundamental in Christian life. It does not matter whether y...

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