Monthly Archives: November 2016

Student “Snowflakes” need protecting!

University students upset by lectures covering “sensitive topics” could be given deadline extensions, exam resits or exemptions from set work to ensure they are not disadvantaged. Guidance drawn up by Newcastle University warns that students could be so distressed by … Continue reading

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School of Management (Bradford University) – Mock Assessment Day 2, 2016

It was a glorious sunny morning as I wandered across the university campus to the “re” building where the assessment centre was to take place. Students were beginning to drift in, looking a bit sheepish and nervous about what was … Continue reading

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Fog comes to the Colne Valley

Yesterday I drove the thirty five miles to Manchester with the specific aim of getting my Pentax camera repaired. It was only on arriving in the city and parking up I realised I had put the wrong camera in my … Continue reading

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Arrogant, conceited and patronising university students (or middle class “snowflakes”)!

An Oxford University college has created a new post to protect working-class students from “microaggressions and classism”. Last week St. Hilda’s College students voted to create the new post of Class Liberation Officer, backing a motion that said working-class students … Continue reading

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Mock Assessment Centre (Day 1), Bradford University School of Management 2016

A further pilgrimage to the School of Management at Bradford University today (in the ubiquitous “re” building) for the mock assessment centre for the students participating in the career management module which is part of their degree programme. The students … Continue reading

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Mirga opens with a dazzling first concert at Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Having closely followed the career of Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla, I am pleased to publish the review  ( 4 stars) of her first concert as Music Director of the CBSO, published in the Times newspaper dated 18 November 2016. First fire, then a sunrise. … Continue reading

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York…….home to a splendid railway station, National Railway Museum, not to mention an imposing cathedral

  A lovely autumn day last week called for a visit to the city of York and all that it has to offer. The train from Huddersfield takes about forty-five minutes and delivers you to one of the finest railway … Continue reading

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“Arrival”……..sci-fi with brains

  Yesterday I made one of my infrequent visits to the local multiplex cinema in Huddersfield to see the latest “sic-fi” film doing the rounds at the moment. I do not go very often these days because I seem to … Continue reading

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Autumn Colours………wandering to Slaithwate

A mild day and the sun was was out, so a short walk from Wellhouse to Slaithwaite was in order this morning. So with camera in hand I set off along the muddy track alongside the narrow canal. Because the weather … Continue reading

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Molly Rose – Spitfire Pilot (along with thirty eight other kinds of aeroplanes)

  A little while ago I watched a TV programme about the unsung women who did jobs during the war for which were never really acknowledged. One of the women featured was a very resilient Molly Rose who had been … Continue reading

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