I occasionally write blog posts about the National Library of Scotland’s modern published collections. These are written in my professional capacity and appear on the Library’s website, and the links to the posts are given below.

Useful advice in the event of nuclear war

Britain in Europe – making your mind up

Because we are bipeds

1979 and the birth of the 21st century

State funerals in the 1980s

Working out under section 28

Alvin Toffler and The Third Wave

The two essays above about Alvin Toffler and 1979 are really long form book reviews and related reflections on the topics. Here is a short review that I wrote for the Scottish Review of Books on a philosophical tract that left a lasting impression on me; Elizabeth Anscombe’s Intention.

Intention, by Elizabeth Anscombe