Editorial: New beginnings
It seems that we have started something of a new RA Magazine tradition. Last issue, to celebrate our 100th edition, we offered you the chance to win an original print by Stephen Chambers RA (thank you...
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, explains the special role of icons in the Eastern Orthodox faith.
What’s in a word
AC Grayling muses upon the meaning of the word ‘byzantine’, uncovering the ideas that lie behind a rich linguistic legacy.
The Mystery of the Antioch Chalice
Sally Kinnes tells the twentieth-century story of the Antioch Chalice, a humble lamp that was mistaken for the Holy Grail.
Postcard from Istanbul
Historian Bettany Hughes travels to Istanbul to discover why maps of the old empire can only begin to help you find your way
I’ll be right back
As the GSK Contemporary season continues at the RA, the focus shifts to the programme's second half. It includes an exhibition devoted to the influence of notorious Beat Generation author, William S Burroughs. Alan Taylor looks back at the legend
GSK Contemporary highlights
A glimpse of some events and exhibits that make up the season's ‘Collision Course’ finale
A law unto himself
The RA celebrates the 500th anniversary of the birth of the West's most influential architect, Andrea Palladio. But, asks Jonathan Glancey, was Palladio a Palladian?