The riots at Ford Open Prison over the New Year form a salutory reminder that our prison system is simply not working and it is far too expensive in cash, resources and time.
Talk to anyone who has taught in a non-Oxbridge university and they will tell you that a big proportion of the students are just not suited to the mental disciplines that are core to such study. The universities are being damaged by being used in large part as a baby sitting service. Continue reading
The other day a professor of politics at Oxford University was interviewed on the radio and was asked if we need a written constitution. Yes, was his reply, but only after we have sorted out the current crisis and brought in any necessary rules, structural changes and regulatations. Continue reading
When any situation becomes unmanageable, decluttering is a good initial approach to sorting it out. Decluttering can become a passion or obsession and a great generator of waste: those who purge their wardrobes of anything they haven’t worn in the past X months and so on. Continue reading