From the Back Seat. Part 35

From the Back Seat. Part 35

By competing in rallies, hill-climbs and trials, dad was able to cover these events literally from the front seat. Trials used to be the rage in post-war Britain, as it was a relatively cheap form of motor sport. Enthusiasts would turn up with their own hand-built specials, based on Fords,...

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The Mews at Sopwell House

The Mews at Sopwell House

  I thought we’d take the long straight Watling Street route from Londinium to Verulamium and have a look at Roman life. Alternatively one could take the train from the saintly station of St Pancras in 20 minutes, to the town, now named St Albans after the third century saint....

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Why the media has let young people down

Why the media has let young people down

Standing in a circle in a stark and overly air conditioned classroom in South London, several young teachers cross proverbial swords; parrying with words as they debate the earth shattering question; who has better hair: Boris Johnson or Donald Trump? This is obviously a subject of great importance and things...

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Asian hornet sighted in Gloucester

Asian hornet sighted in Gloucester

An Asian hornet has been sighted in the England for the first time. While the hornet is no greater threat to human, it poses a risk to honey bees The Asian hornet arrived in France in 2004 and is now common across large areas of Europe. The hornets eat honeybees...

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Academic anxiety

Academic anxiety

It was over 60 years ago that W H Auden declared it was the ‘Age of Anxiety’, with his six part poem that explored man’s yearning for meaning and identity in the newly industrialised age and there is, perhaps, no more common time to yearn for meaning then the time...

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