To Jo Grady and the UCU

Originally posted on Harry Butcher:
I wonder how you can keep a straight face when you say that UK universities ‘stand ready to support students with high-quality remote learning‘. I don’t know what your classes are like – I’m sure you work hard to make them the best they can be. But no amount of…

The Wallace Collection — VoxCarnyx

The Wallace Collection ON SONG Origins of the Species Revisited The Golden Age of the 19th Century Brass Virtuoso Vol 1 (TWC) Since retiring from his adventurous tenure as principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, trumpeter John Wallace has found time and energy to reignite his eponymous brass ensemble, The Wallace Collection. And with […] … More The Wallace Collection — VoxCarnyx

After 70 Years the Bell Tolls for Piping Times Magazine — Piping Press

I have it on good authority that we have seen the last of the Piping Times. If my information is correct, and I have no reason to doubt it, this is more grim news in piping’s grimmest of grim years. It gives me no pleasure at all to write this article. I was editor of… After … More After 70 Years the Bell Tolls for Piping Times Magazine — Piping Press

Covid, fascism and the road to war — In These New Times

Cailean Bochanan 2nd October, 2020 General Sir Nicholas Carter has warned that Russia and China, authoritarian regimes as he has it, are using the covid crisis to undermine Western societies. He even accuses them of seeking to win without fighting. That is probably true in accordance of the dictum of Sun Tzu. In fact, they […] … More Covid, fascism and the road to war — In These New Times

Psychologically locked down. — The Wall Will Fall

  I’m afraid we’ve chosen a course where we decided to hand in the keys of our lives and our freedoms to the Government in return for the illusion of safety. From this there is only one escape — but that would involve something I’m not sure we’re yet ready to do. via Psychologically locked down. … More Psychologically locked down. — The Wall Will Fall