East, west, home’s best

A dear friend and colleague once observed that the contribution we made to the residential courses that used to be produced by Vitae, the non-profit researcher development organisation, felt a bit like being a part of … Continue reading

We have all there is

I first noticed this phenomenon about thirty five years ago at Logan Airport in Boston. I had arrived back from London just after Christmas and my onward domestic flight to Maine had been delayed as … Continue reading

Paying it Forward

Covid is having a massive impact on our lives, and it’s not going anywhere soon. There are no end of metaphors which might offer hope for the situation in which we find ourselves, but this … Continue reading

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