4 05, 2022

No to culture wars, anti -woke and cancel culture. Yes to telling  the WHOLE story. That way lies understanding and  a sense of belonging.

By |May 4th, 2022|Categories: China, Art & History, History, India, Kenya, Lost History, Mixed relationships|0 Comments

Shakespeare and Donne created thousands of words between them - its a British trait that we can be proud of. Let's find new words for our time . This government’s war on woke includes opposing the ‘decolonisation’ of museums, history

28 09, 2021

Remembering and Re- Thinking the Future. Bernardine Evaristo says her mother was an honorary black person

By |September 28th, 2021|Categories: History, Kennington, Novels and short stories|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

The death of George Floyd is an image of brutality that appears on an American turn table which keeps going around and around for centuries. We have no reason in this country to be complacent but there are significant differences.

28 09, 2021

Sir Roger Bannister a great Scientist, a great sportsman and a great human being

By |September 28th, 2021|Categories: Biography, History, Oxford, Oxford Castaways, The Oxford Times|Tags: , , |0 Comments

https://www.sylviavetta.co.uk/2018/03/23/some-of-my-memories-of-a-great-human-being-roger-bannister/ Today a plaque will be unveiled in Westminster Abbey to Sir Roger Bannister –not among the sportsmen but among the scientists.  I believe that would please him. When I cast him away on Oxtopia in 2011, he most wanted