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Kevin Childs

Freelance Lecturer and Writer, arts and culture

Dr Kevin Childs is a freelance lecturer and writer on art and culture based in the UK. He teaches art history at the Victoria and Albert Museum and has led numerous art historical tours in Italy and London. Kevin also writes on subjects as wide ranging as the Ancient Olympic Games and the relationship between art and justice in the context of the South African Constitutional Court, and the writings of Walter Pater. He has published numerous reviews of the work of, amongst others, Anish Kapoor, Leonardo da Vinci and the Mexican Muralists. He is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and has written for The Times and New Statesman. He is currently working on a book considering the development of the concept of autonomous style in Renaissance art.

Lip Service To Celibacy In The Catholic Church

Calls for the reform of the Church from within have been ignored, if not actively silenced over the last 30 years or so. Only those who support a sort of mushrooming hierarchy of powerful prelates and dreadnaught Vatican dogma flourished under the dead-leaf papacies of John Paul II and Benedict XVI.
06/03/2013 16:54 GMT

Anglican Mainstream's Gay Myths Laid Bare

Anglican Mainstream's attack on the LGBT community should be consigned to obscurity, but it hasn't been. As Parliaments in Westminster and Edinburgh debate gay marriage, we can expect some religious groups to become increasingly shrill and increasingly dishonest.
25/10/2012 16:55 BST

LGBTI Equality: The Lost Legacy of the London Games?

The Paralympics opening ceremony seemed to re-enforce the message of inclusiveness, ending with a rip-roaring rendition of that very gay anthem 'I am what I am' by Beverley Knight. But let's not get over excited. Those 25 out gay Olympians and Paralympians begin to look less than included when you consider the thousands who have taken part so far. What is it about modern sport that closes the door on sexual identity?
06/09/2012 17:05 BST