According to the Greek historian Diodorus Siculus, it has been the custom in the Nubian kingdom of Kush for the high priests of Amun to terminate a king’s reign by sending him a message ‘from Amun himself’, requesting him to commit suicide.

One of the more interesting lessons to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic was the realisation that time was in fact not exactly what we needed.

Waking up on 23 March 2020 to a surreal new reality, it felt like we were in a scene from a film: let’s call it Locked Down in London. Except this was not a disturbing nightmare or one of those apocalyptic TV serials. This was really happening.