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Two Year Degrees: The Controversy

News today of plans to allow universities to include two-year degree programmes (at a higher cost to the student, of up to £13,500) have been greeted with concern. Perhaps rightly so. But I wanted to add my two pennies’ worth to the … Continue reading

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Specialise, specialities & the danger of tunnel vision

Specialising, narrowing your focus, honing in on something. This is something advocated in essays and fields across the spectrum from the Adventure story your four-year-old wants you to tell again, “no not that one, the one with the pirate and … Continue reading

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I need you!

Have you been involved in productions of Two Noble Kinsmen, Pericles, or King John? Or have you got plans to be involved in productions of any of these plays in the next year or so? (Involvement either as actor, director, adapter, … Continue reading

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Read it to me again!

One of my best memories from childhood is being read stories. Books of all kinds and not just at bedtimes, sometimes there would be a Sunday afternoon tale and when I got a little older I was even allowed to … Continue reading

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Tragedy!

Recently a friend of mine who works for the RNIB went to a conference. No doubt you are wondering why I’m sharing this meaningless piece of information. Perhaps I’d better explain. It was a conference on tax. Wait there’s a … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

Fresh from the International British Graduate Shakespeare Conference (known by veterans – who I really want to term old-BritGraddians – by the handy abbreviation BritGrad) I thought I’d check out the new fangled world of modern academia. In other words, the … Continue reading

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