Monthly Archives: October 2013

Are the Police a spent force?

Cops in Crisis: What Seems to be the matter Officer? Institutions in crisis? Cinema 2 – Barbican Centre, London Saturday 19 October 2013 ’From ‘Plebgate’ to the police cover-up of their role in the Hillsborough disaster, the phone-hacking affair and the … Continue reading

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Are institutions on life support?

Institutions on life support Institutions in crisis? Battle of Ideas 2013 Cinema 2, Barbican Centre, London Saturday 19 October 2013  From the failures identified by the Francis Report into Mid-Staffs NHS Foundation to the fall-out from the Savile scandal at … Continue reading

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The law and our private lives: an abusive relationship?

Private or public morality Barbican Centre, Frobisher Auditorium 2, London Battle of Ideas 2013 Saturday 19 October 2013 The very public incident involving Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi earlier this year made domestic violence a major talking point, but the … Continue reading

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Babies, brains and bull***t?

Babies, brains and bull***t? Battles of Ideas 2013 Battle for our minds Barbican Centre – Pit Theatre London Saturday 19 October 2013 Influential politicians such as Iain Duncan Smith and Graham Allen have forcefully pushed for the reorganisation of UK … Continue reading

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Great Leaders – Born or made?

Great Leaders: Born or made? Battle of Ideas 2013 Institutions in crisis? Saturday 19 October, Barbican Centre, Cinema 2. London Many are called. Just about all are chosen as well. At least, that’s what the new fashion for modern leadership … Continue reading

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Felix Dexter Obituary

26th July 1961 – 18th October 2013 Deceased Aged 52. Like many, many lovers of comedy, I was stunned and very saddened on Friday 18th October 2013 to hear of the death, from myeloma cancer, of Comedian and Actor Felix Dexter. … Continue reading

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Open Mic UK Regional Final – Midlands

Open Mic UK Regional Final *** NEC Birmingham Saturday 5th October 2013 In a thoroughly entertaining UK Open Mic Regional heat (Midlands) audience and judges were entertained by 27 potential young singing stars of the future who were competing  in … Continue reading

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