Before the advent of word processing and storage devices, reports and minutes were mercifully brief. Now we’ve lost control.
A tribute to the cricketing life of Mike Bushby, captain of Cambridge University in 1954. Fearless against fast bowling, a great fielder, now much missed.
Covid has accelerated intergenerational inequality. Young climate activists could back UK proposals to expand solar farms, defying Baby Boomer objections.
How can Winchester City Council announce a flood defences scheme without mentioning climate change? It feels as though there’s an embargo on the phrase which is not good for policy-making or for the design of this important scheme.
Readings of The Republic of Motherhood by Liz Berry may offer fresh opportunities to reveal the emotional power of her Black Country dialect.
The NGO rescue ship Aquarius aims to prevent migrants being returned to Libya despite orders from the European Council not to interfere.
The GKN takeover rekindles personal memories of working at the company’s head office in the late 1970s. This was a period of British industrial decline but takeover threats were not on the agenda.
How could the detail of the Oxfam Haiti scandal remain secret for so long? How could Duncan Green and Ian Birrell not have known the facts back in January 2012? Not that it matters now, but these loose ends have curiosity value.
Does the $500 million Jobs Compact for Ethiopia represent innovative finance for development or a risky gamble?
A Simon Armitage poem for the Winchester Poetry Festival prompts thoughts about climate change and art in its choice of subject – Antony Gormley’s Sound II