Rev Dr Dr Prof David Wilkinson, Principal of St John’s College Durham

Russia looks ready to invade Ukraine. There’s only one thing to do, pray. The Russians will be praying too, so we’ve really got to outpray them on this one.

The word “prayer” is in the Book of Common Prayer, which allows me to divert into the fascinating History of Henry VIII and Edward VI, which we can quote at length at the invading Russians.