Henry Oliver

Henry Oliver is a writer and tour guide. He writes at commonreader.substack.com. He is working on a book about late bloomers.

Its risks are serious, but its uses could be miraculous

What would things be like if Liz Truss had continued to govern?

The secrets of semiconductors

How driving has brought us together

Despite everything, it is a beautiful place

How we became a nation of drainage engineers

Why can’t the Conservatives get things done?

Let us now praise famous concrete

How domestic technology saved us time

Humanities catastrophists are just professionally insecure