July 2012 – Andrew Duncan

Andrew Duncan on Joseph Mcleod

 

Who does not know Listen to Britain? In this classic montage-poem of the sounds of Britain in wartime, there is one moment which catches the instructed ear more than another: before the bit …

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June 2012 – Norman Buller

Norman Buller on Derwent May

 

Derwent May: Wondering About Many Women
Greenwich Exchange, 2011

 

The author of this collection knows his way around literature. Among other notable achievements he has been literary editor of The Listener and …

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May 2012 – Jeremy Hunt

April 1st 2012

Dear Jeremy Hunt,

I’m writing in the wake of the announced departure of Dame Liz Forgan as Chair of the Arts Council.  As ACE-funded Director of Survivors’ Poetry and Waterloo Press you’ll imagine my own reaction is …

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April 2012 – Alan Morrison

Alan Morrison

The Primark Shirted Philanthropists: Paralells between 2006 and Robert Tressell’s 1906

In 1906 Robert Tressell (real name Noonan) started writing his autobiographical novel The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, while working a fifty-six hour week as a painter and decorator in …

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March 2012 – Colin Robinson

Colin Robinson

Just like home – mental health and homelessness – a short comparison between the British and Australian experience

Homelessness in Britain has some significant variances both within the country itself and in comparison with Australia.

The most striking difference …

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