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To inform, educate and entertain

This year’s Reith Lectures – Excellent, informative and interesting insight into possibilities for the economic performance and prospects of the world. You can also view transcripts of last year’s Lectures by Aung San Suu Kyi and Eliza Manningham-Buller on Liberty … Continue reading

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“An August child knows nothing but stress” – A prespective from an August child.

Institute for Fiscal Studies data shows that August-born children in the UK do less well at school, may do less well at university (or are generally less likely to get there), and that this follows through their lives. I was … Continue reading

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More on death . . .

Queenie was 59 years old. Born in 1952, she lived an active and fulfilling life as an entertainer, waterskiier, and sometime musician. This week the group of people caring for her in her retirement decided, after assessing her deteriorating quality … Continue reading

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Mongolia – Inner and Outer

Inner Mongolia (a large province of China) is currently under near martial law, as the Chinese government tries to quash protests by ethnic Mongol inhabitants. Last week thousands of students were arrested, and the internet has been cut off in … Continue reading

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How would you treat your dead?

On Friday, Mary Harper reported for the BBC that the Rwandan authorities are forcibly exhuming the remains of those who died in the 1994 genocide. The families of those dead are angry – insulted at the seeming disrespect of this … Continue reading

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