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Best Biography So Far: 'The Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands

I’ve been doing well on my resolution to read more non-fiction this year.  In January I reviewed Eva Hoffman’s ‘Lost in Translation,’ February took me into outer space with Michael Collins’ ‘ 548 more words

Book Review

The Marvellous Adventures of Mary Seacole, Rosemary Branch Theatre

I had never heard of Mary Seacole until I began working in UK schools, several years after my arrival to the UK. What a woman!  No wonder her entrepreneurial, caring Victorian spirit is on the National Curriculum and she has been the subject of several plays, including Rosemary Branch co-artistic director Cleo Sylvestre’s one-woman show, … 398 more words

Fringe Theatre

Low Tech Solace in a High Tech World

Our local hospital ERs compete for customers by advertising wait time. But a visit to a British Accident and Emergency Department (as they call it), convinced me there are better ways to make this often harrowing experience more user friendly. 200 more words

Daily Thoughts

Moving on... From 1666 to the Victorians!

This week sees a change of Humanities topic in Year 2. We have thoroughly enjoyed learning all about Samuel Pepys and the Great Fire of London but are just as excited to learn about the Victorians. 155 more words

Leadership Academy Day 2 - Academy Overview - 8/9/15

Today was my first day at the Leadership Academy, it started off with a tour around the facilities. Everything was very new and had a very decorative feel, in terms of NHS facilities, it was very well looked after and very modern. 333 more words

NHS Leadership Academy

Some inspiring Victorian careerwomen

Think of Jane Austen’s heroines: middle-class girls who live with their parents, doing needlework, painting watercolours and playing the piano – until a man proposes, whereupon they get married and run their own household, perhaps doing a spot of charity work in their spare time. 780 more words

Death and your legacy if you want to have one...

Last Sunday I visited the Kensal Green Cemetery it is located in North West London and is one of the oldest (opened in 1833) and most distinguished public burial grounds.  775 more words

Glow At Work