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The secret garden

Gardens, he continued, need to be tended to by people in the same way that citizens are caretakers of a democratic state. Such a garden as Kingscote would have provided a poetic backdrop to Kerensky’s ideals of achieving social change through moderate and democratic means. One can perhaps imagine such a person in this recess, contemplating his ideology around the shaded ponds.

Travels through time and space

  The Spatial History Lab, located on the top floor of Wallenberg Hall, resembles the office of a thriving new start-up. The brightly lit space is filled with computers and whiteboards, the walls are lined with maps and infographics, and a water cooler sits somewhere in the corner.   Studying history, it seems, is no…

Man of mathematics

  In Stanford’s math corner, a building housing hundreds of years of mathematical progress, Professor Kannan Soundararajan is in his element. On any given day, his blackboard quickly fills with expressions and equations, detailing material from the classes he teaches and his research interests. His bookshelf displays several groundbreaking publications by famous mathematicians, all members…