Pity and scorn

27 September 2023

Just back from a trip to France that stirred memories of the attitudes of many of my parents’ generation to “the Continent” and indeed, foreign countries … Read More


27 September 2023

I did a talk for a luncheon club recently which was founded way back in 1956 – the year of the Suez crisis, the Hungarian Revolution, … Read More

Lea Valley

12 September 2023

Great afternoon with the Lea Valley U3A at Hoddesdon in Herts, yesterday. Lively and enthusiastic crowd of 130+, great venue (The Spotlight, Hoddesdon) and the … Read More