Essay Archives - Netherhall House
Out of the European Union and Into Europe

Out of the European Union and Into Europe

Much has been said recently about the decision of the UK to leave the European Union. The reality is that the UK is not so united on the question of departure as its name suggests, and probably never will be. But the writer’s view on this broad subject is clear: we...
Moral Character in the City

Moral Character in the City

Moral character today is said by academics to be at its most dynamic for many decades. It has become increasingly common for people to fluctuate between virtuous and immoral behaviour, when, in past generations, people instead leaned more in one direction or the...
Visits to prison

Visits to prison

Netherhall House students sing at Mass on Sundays in London prison. “Visiting prisoners has been for many of us not only an act of mercy, but a very humanising experience of stepping into a world, like our very own, in need of redemption. “ Just before the end of last...
An induction evening, New year 2017

An induction evening, New year 2017

“The explorer, in seeking to peer further into the darkest recesses, turned out his light.” * “The drunk, having dropped his car keys, searched, and eventually found them beneath the street lamp. Happily, he concluded, keys are only ever lost under...
Will-o’-the-wisp trading

Will-o’-the-wisp trading

The recent development of information technology has created a novel phenomenon in the skittish world of finance: electronic trading. Traditional physical contexts of trade where market actors engage in auditory and visual experiences to exchange financial instruments...
Michelangelo’s ‘David’

Michelangelo’s ‘David’

The following short essay was written for a philosophy exam on March 14, 2015. It is published here as it is intended to serve as a starting point for another essay for the UNIV Forum in April 2017. The essay contains the beginnings of an idea: the notion of a...