5 04, 2021

Oxford the Hollywood of Stories and how hard it is to talk about me.

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When she interviewed me for her podcast, Yang May and I discovered a common passion for libraries and storytelling.  I hope my stories are global but they arise from the web of connections to all continents that you find in

2 04, 2021

The joy of learning from each other; my reflections on multi-culturalism

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Reflections on Multi Culturalism In the Madras Courier Anurag Mishra and Paras Ratna posed the question,  ‘To what extent can a society accommodate multiculturalism?’ As someone who risked my own future and that of my future children by marrying someone

20 02, 2021

The importance of not stereotyping. Everyone is unique and has a unique story to tell.

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Andi Osho on Saturday Live (Dec 20 ) talked about how people of colour are often stereotyped not necessarily in a bad way but with little room for individuality.  I’m writing my memoir and I recalled this incident from 1980

2 02, 2021

Start the Week brings back memories of Oxford in the eighties . Contrasting realities for Robert Maxwell with running a small business

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Gill and I in the unventilated basement.  Compare it with Maxwell's council house,  Headington Hall https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000rtxv?f Good programme about Robert Maxwell who rented Headington Hall from Oxford City Council for £7,500 in 1978 http://www.headington.org.uk/history/listed_buildings/headhillhall.htm? Before we set up at the

3 12, 2020

Mark Carney -the shark and an untold story

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Did you listen and watch the first Reith lecture by Mark Carney? The topic was ‘From moral to market sentiments’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0900t1x/the-reith-lectures-2020-mark-carney-how-we-get-what-we-value-lecture-1-from-moral-to-market-sentiments? It came as a surprise when in answer to a question by Anita Anand, he said he had taken

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