Virginia Barton

1 April 2018: Easter

I know that the miracle of Easter is the same wherever we celebrate it, be it St Peter’s or St Catherine’s or St Casimir’s. But in Istanbul we are in magic carpet territory.

25 March 2018: Palm Sunday

Many of us will have had to learn GK Chesterton’s tear-jerker of a poem at school in time for Palm Sunday. It’s the “ears like errant wings” that get me.

14 February 2018: Lent

I have always wanted one of these mysterious and enviable spaces in the lives of my academical chums.

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