John Bird
John Bird
A poverty manifesto about the glues, syrups and treacles that get people stuck
Portrait of the satirist Jonathan Swift by Michael Dahl
John Bird

A poverty manifesto about the glues, syrups and treacles that get people stuck

A lot has changed since the war years, but poverty remains
St Paul's during a London air raid, WWII
John Bird

A lot has changed since the war years, but poverty remains

History haunts modern life, but will we ever learn from it?
A statue of Gandhi
History

History haunts modern life, but will we ever learn from it?

Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth should honour our past struggles
Monument by Rachel Whiteread
John Bird

Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth should honour our past struggles

Giorgio Morandi: an Italian artist of understated brilliance
Courtyard on Via Fondazza (1954) by Giorgio Morandi
John Bird

Giorgio Morandi: an Italian artist of understated brilliance

I was born into poverty – and 77 years later we still haven't solved it
Poverty in postwar London
John Bird

I was born into poverty – and 77 years later we still haven't solved it

Ulysses helps us realise poverty has been with us a long time
Christ Feeding the Multitude [Matthew 14:19]
John Bird

Ulysses helps us realise poverty has been with us a long time

AI might show the way, but only humanity can save us
The Tesla Bot
John Bird

AI might show the way, but only humanity can save us

Regrets, we have a few. But this Christmas we must focus on present need, not past mistakes
Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
John Bird

Regrets, we have a few. But this Christmas we must focus on present need, not past mistakes

The reality is to change things, you need to get involved
Oil rigs
John Bird

The reality is to change things, you need to get involved

Scotland has the perfect antidote to ex-prisoners' reoffending rates
Edinburgh at Christmas
John Bird

Scotland has the perfect antidote to ex-prisoners' reoffending rates

Living starring Bill Nighy is an elegant film but it's not a 1950s I recognise
Bill Nighy in Living
John Bird

Living starring Bill Nighy is an elegant film but it's not a 1950s I recognise