Born OTD in 1792, Percy Bysshe Shelley. Shelley’s poetry & prose output remained steady throughout his life, most publishers and journals declined to publish his work for fear of being arrested for either blasphemy or sedition. Shelley’s poetry sometimes had only an underground readership during his day, but his poetic achievements are widely recognized today.

Jeremy Corbyn brought Shelley’s classic political poem back into the public eye when he quoted the final stanza during the … More

Born OTD in 1875, Carl Jung. These essays written by the Swiss psychotherapist are to explain the mindset of how a therapist needs to adjust his attitude towards his patients in order to provide effective therapy. It takes an account for the complex beliefs of society through history & experience, so the data can be used to give an accurate explanation of the patient’s neuroses.

Modern Man in Search of a Soul is the perfect introduction to the theories and concepts of one of the … More

Born OTD in 1856, George Bernard Shaw. Andrew Undershaft, a millionaire armaments manufacturer, loves money & despises poverty. His estranged daughter Barbara, on the other hand, shows her love for the poor by throwing her energies into her work as a Major in the Salvation Army, & sees her father as another soul to be saved…

But when the Army needs funds to keep going, it is Undershaft who saves the day with a large cheque … More

OTD in 1945, there was an unexpected landslide victory for the Labour Party. The result of the election came as a major shock to the Tories given the heroic status of Churchill, but reflected the voters’ belief that the Labour Party were better able to rebuild the country following the war than the Tories.

For over a hundred years, the British Labour Party has been a bastion for working class organisation and struggle. However, … More