https://youtu.be/_dvPNrKyALc Rebecca Haque is Professor of English Literature at Dhaka University and an inspiration to her students who want to be part of a progressive Bangladesh. I felt honoured when she offered to read Sculpting the Elephant. My
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0009cd4 I found this programme deeply moving. Not enough Brits feel appropriate remorse for what we did in Iraq. It is my belief that even liberal minded English people are deeply ingrained by our colonial past. Rabab Ghazoul suggests
The disgraceful scenes in Bulgaria gives this recent email of mine to BBC Radio4 Feedback relevance. ‘My husband is not white and we married when that was unusual. In the seventies I wrote to Hugh Weldon and the Director General saying that black,
For 20 years I was proud to write features for the magazines of The Oxford Times . Newsquest who own about half of the local press in England have stopped using freelancers. I was lucky that the then editor of
Writing the Oxford Castaways series for 10 years I had the privilege of interviewing 120 incredible people and often becoming friends with them afterwards.( I should have said 119 – because I was the final castaway interviewed by Philip Hind)
Buckminster Fuller –a thinker whose time has come Last night I chatted with my friend Ray Foulk - he who stole Dylan from Woodstock. His hero is the American thinker Richard Buckminster Fuller 1889-1983. This inspirational man was telling
Oct 1 – 70th anniversary of the Communist Revolution in China & fortieth anniversary of the courageous Stars Artists.
Tuesday October 1 is China’s National Day it marks the seventieth anniversary of the Chinese Revolution. It is also the 40th anniversary of the day the Stars Artists marched to Tiananmen Square under a banner saying ‘In Politics we want
Click here to read the feature.Dwina Gibb This pic was taken at the launch of Oxford Castaways 3 . These are some of the castaways. They include Roger Bannister-the first man to run a mile in under 4 minutes.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/aug/27/dont-interfere-with-brexit-archbishop-of-canterbury-justin-welby-told With the Archbishop chairing one hopes that the language will be respectful. How has our political language become so debased? The Sun and Fox News have had the lowest standards for ever but in government and society as a
Just listened to my friend Ray Foulk on the Today Programme describing how he stole Dylan from Woodstock . It is the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival but the most famous and elusive artist of the time was not