Having recently started my own blog site (the one you’re reading now!), perhaps I should be expected to be enthusiastic about the prospects of using blogs for e-learning. The Learn to Blog, Blog to Learn article suggests blogs’ informality means they can be good learning resources and “the best [of the resources out there] rises […]
There are cautious reports of progress in the current six-nation talks aimed at resolving the impasse on North Korea’s nuclear capability and withdrawal from the non-proliferation treaty. To understand what’s at stake the excellent report in August’s Prospect magazine gives a chilling account of possible scenarios for North Korea’s collapse. Even if the talks go […]
I was accosted at the Cambridge Folk Festival by Paul Docker because I was wearing a rare Neil Young t-shirt that he hadn’t seen before. Yesterday I spent an enjoyable evening with Paul and friends — enjoyable for such as me who like debating the relative strengths of different Neil Young albums (as well as […]
The Barbican has a four-day festival dedicated to the role of folk music in popular resistance, Freedom Highway. Seeing the Levellers and the wonderful Chumbawamba in the Corporation of London’s arts venue should be unmissable (if not great for dancing) — that’s on 19th September.
Peter Greenaway’s The Draughtsman’s Contract is re-released at the ICA this month. As a big fan at the time, I was curious to see how this standard-bearer for British art cinema in the ’80s (and for FilmFour) looks in hindsight. In short, it’s easier to see why people loved it — in particular the bravura […]
A great festival, once I’d battled the trains to get there. I was attracted by the headline names — particularly Julian Cope, Linda Thompson (who subsequently cancelled), Laura Cantrell, my first chance to see Alasdair Roberts, and to a lesser extent Steve Earle and Rosanne Cash. But it was the time I spent in the […]
JC is promising three nights of his ur-pagan rock at the Lyric Hammersmith. Details here. I’ll be going on 31st.
Working with Seb Schmoller and David Kay of FD Learning, I was commissioned to research and prepare a strategy and action plan for e-learning for the North West of England. This strategy was signed off this week.