In this issue


Grading the governor Andrew Bailey couldn’t have become Bank of England chief at a more challenging time. In an exclusive interview, Prospect probes his decision-making—and asks if the worst is finally over Lionel Barber

Repair and reconcile? The Church was complicit in slavery. Now it seeks reconciliation with the communities who suffered. Can this be found? Jane Shaw


The fear from within Nobody knows what will happen to Russia after Putin. But the west had best prepare Laurie Bristow

The end of the NGO? Abuse scandals at Oxfam have exposed how global aid remains gripped by colonial power dynamics. Change is necessary— but it won’t be easy Jessica Abrahams

Dear green place Nature fares badly inside our national parks. Can one— Bannau Brycheiniog, in Wales— set a bold example? Nicola Cutcher