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Christopher Hill on the Seventeenth-century English Bible

‘The expressed idea was to have in every parish in the country an educated parson who’d been at Oxford or Cambridge and so hadn’t a dangerous idea in his head who would guide the reading of the Bible’ (Christopher Hill) 128 more words


Is social media a benefit or a distraction at work?

A very relatable discussion from BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour on the constant distraction of digital and social media at work, and here’s the worksheet… 11 more words


The BBC, complaints, corrections and accountability

Readers may recall that a BBC Radio 4 News bulletin from December 20th 2015 misled listeners with regard to the fact that Samir Kuntar’s role in the 1979 terror attack in Nahariya was proven in a court of law. 1,180 more words


BBC Radio 4 Open Book - Heatwaves in Fiction

This week Isabel has been up chatting with Mariella Frostrup and author Joanna Cannon on the subject of heatwaves in fiction – with a particular emphasis on the summer of 1976, the year in focus in both Isabel’s… 32 more words

BBC Open Book Mentions The Good Son

BBC Radio 4’s Open Book has Lisa McInerney discussing religion in the modern Irish novel. Her segment starts around 10.27 minutes and its a great listen – not just because ‘The Good Son’ gets a good mention in some fine company. 13 more words


Conservative Party poppers

Until this week, the fact that the denizens of the green benches were about to consider the rights and wrongs of the legality of buying poppers had rather passed me by.   705 more words

The Year Ahead

Belated Happy New Year! Here’s what it has in store for me so far …


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