Post Archive for Year: 2020

Ripples of Hope

This practise podcast is a reading of part of Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s address to students during the Day of Affirmation ceremonies at the University of Capetown in South Africa on June 6th 1966.

Remote Control

On March 11th I delivered what was to be my last face-to-face workshop in Manchester before Coronavirus changed the landscape. Over the following fortnight my diary emptied, the schools followed within weeks and we all … Continue reading

Another Country

On the morning of May 2nd 1995, having had for six years infrequent but regular neurological episodes, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in under two minutes. The doctor spent the entire consultation mumbling while … Continue reading

Say Anything…

The 1989 film Say Anything… tells the story of a high school underachiever called Lloyd from the wrong side of the tracks who falls for Diane, the girl of his dreams in the form of the … Continue reading

Communiqué

The soundtrack to the summer of 1985 was, without a doubt, Dire Straits’ fifth album Brothers in Arms. Dominating the airwaves and selling well over 30 million copies around the world, it brought the Compact … Continue reading