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In My Own Time

Alex Wood, former head, now working at the Scottish Centre for Studies in School Administration Books My recent reading has been a familiarisation with the work of James Robertson. I started with the ambitious And the Land Lay Still (which effectively spanned my lifetime), before reading The […]

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Lessons in hope from a world on the wire

My recent TV watching, on a friend’s recommendation, has concentrated on The Wire. I became an immediate convert after episode one. Set in Baltimore, America’s most violent city, it’s the cop series to cap them all. The best cops are flawed, the worst are crooks. The baddies […]

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The machine that killed fascists

The machine that killed fascists

BBC 4 has recently screened a magnificent series under the generic title, Folk America.  Archive BBC footage of Joan Baez, Peter, Paul and Mary and the Byrds have jostled with a contemporary concert hosted by Billy Bragg, and documentary material from the United States including Mississipi John […]

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