26 October 2017 Cambridge – Once A Great University A literary adjustment. By Chin Chin Thank the Good Lord for the University of Cambridge. Well, no, not the Lord in the sense of Christ or one or more thirds of the Holy Trinity. That would be too exclusive, offensive to other religions or even worse… Continue reading Issue 126: 2017 10 26: Cambridge – Once A Great University (Chin Chin)
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Issue 106: 2017 05 25: My Nobel Prize (Chin Chin)
25 May 2017 My Nobel Prize Thank goodness for the ban on cultural appropriation. By Chin Chin I spent Saturday afternoon dusting; not the whole of my house, you will understand, but a patch on the mantelpiece in the front room where the medal for the Nobel prize is going to go. Just how big… Continue reading Issue 106: 2017 05 25: My Nobel Prize (Chin Chin)
Issue 103: 2017 05 04: Death in Oxford (Chin Chin)
04 May 2017 Death In Oxford A question of aggression. By Chin Chin It was high noon as the man from the University strode in through the swinging door of Jake’s bar. Jake stood there, his left-hand loose by his side as, with his right, he slipped off the safety catch of the shot gun… Continue reading Issue 103: 2017 05 04: Death in Oxford (Chin Chin)
Issue 95: 2017 03 09: Oxford (Chin Chin)
09 March 2017 Oxford – An Education For The Feeble Minded? Safe spaces scores should sort the sheep from the goats. By Chin Chin We all like reading about witchcraft and that is one of the main reasons why, when I saw that Michael Gove’s article Silencing dissent will blight our universities in Friday’s The Times… Continue reading Issue 95: 2017 03 09: Oxford (Chin Chin)
Issue 81: 2016 11 24: When Racism Stalks The Streets (John Watson)
24 November 2016 When Racism Stalks The Streets Time for a message. By John Watson The cricketers call it Hawkeye. I am not sure what the equivalent term is in tennis but in any case the principle is much the same. If it is hard to tell whether a ball would have hit the stumps,… Continue reading Issue 81: 2016 11 24: When Racism Stalks The Streets (John Watson)
Issue 51: Freedom of Speech (Lynda Goetz)
28 April 2016 Freedom of Speech Have we lost the understanding of what this means? by Lynda Goetz Free speech is generally understood to be fundamental in a democracy. It has been enshrined in international and regional human rights law, although it has a long history which predates such legislation. Most would probably consider ancient… Continue reading Issue 51: Freedom of Speech (Lynda Goetz)
Issue 35: 2016 01 07: Mounting the Soapbox (Lynda Goetz)
07 January 2016 Mounting the Soapbox Free speech in the 21st century. by Lynda Goetz “Sir, I detest your views, but would defend to the death your right to continue to express them.” These words (or various similar translations of them), generally attributed to the 18th century French writer and philosopher, Voltaire, may or may not… Continue reading Issue 35: 2016 01 07: Mounting the Soapbox (Lynda Goetz)
Issue 34: 2015 12 24: Students or Vice Chancellors a Threat to Democracy?
24 December 2015 Students or Vice Chancellors a Threat to Democracy? Who is responsible for the lack of debate in universities? by Lynda Goetz It is quite possible that enough has been said and written about Oriel College’s reaction to student demands to remove the statue of Sir Cecil Rhodes (1852-1902), but since it ties… Continue reading Issue 34: 2015 12 24: Students or Vice Chancellors a Threat to Democracy?