Category Archives: Diversity

UK wife carrying championship……this will get up the SJW noses!!!!

Above: Eventual winners Jack McKendrick (No. 21), carrying his wife Kirsty Jones, neck-and-neck with fellow competitors at the hay-bale hurdles at the UK Wife Carrying Race 2017 in Dorking, Surrey. Wife carrying can be a dangerous activity, which can lead … Continue reading

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Hidden Figures……..a must see film and stunning performance from Octavia Spencer

I made one of my relatively rare forays to the cinema last week to watch the new film “Hidden Figures”. I was little half hearted about the film as the thought of another “revisionist” story from history, mixed with the … Continue reading

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Mary Ellis…… of the last of “The Female Few”

Tearing through the skies above the South Coast, two Spitfires evoke powerful memories of Britain’s wartime resilience. But this stirring image holds a further poignancy – for in the cockpit of the lead aircraft sits Mary Ellis, celebrating her 100th … Continue reading

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Really British……and the usual response from the PC brigade (come in Michael Wright)

The owner of a shop in north London named ‘Really British’ has hit back at claims that his store, which stocks “quintessentially British items,” is racist. The shop, in Muswell Hill, opened to the public November 26 – and since … 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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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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Culture of aspiration ………….and a culture of dependency, the difference between USA and UK

  The other evening I was watching a Jamie Oliver programme about his road trip to America which he made a few years ago. In this particular episode he was in New York and set out to find out about … Continue reading

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A flawed Higher Education strategy leads to high drop out rates………….

Around one in ten undergraduates drop out after just a year of studying at 20 universities across the country, new research reveals. Ten per cent of students fail to continue into their second-year at institutions including Teesside, Leeds Beckett, Bedfordshire … Continue reading

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A little bit of Lietuva comes to the Proms

Over the last 18 months or so I have highlighted the developing career of Mirga Grazynte-Tyla, the young Lithuanian conductor who has built quite a reputation for herself in both Europe and the USA. A few months ago she was … Continue reading

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Jazz, who said that women can’t swing……

I regularly track the development of the Saint Andreu jazz band from Barcelona, made up of people between the ages of 8 and 20 (Elsa Armengou is now an “old hand” having joined the band when she was 6 and … Continue reading

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