Author: Duncan Simpson
Duncan Simpson is a Londoner who writes on philosophy, current affairs and music. He works in the biotechnology sector. He has written for Souciant and maintains the Askesis blog.

The phrase “being led by the science” has been repeated like a battle cry by leaders across Europe since the first cases of COVID-19 appeared on the continent in February. (More…)

Dark ambient music is an unlikely vehicle for contemporary social criticism. (More…)

I’ve been very lucky in lockdown. I’m on the first floor of a small block, not two dozen floors up, shut into a little box where the windows don’t open and the lift is always broken. (More…)

Though the chimes of Big Ben, looming over the Palace of Westminster, are silent, the bell has finally tolled for Prime Minister Theresa May. (More…)