Category Archives: Music

A time of trust – not guarantees.

About the time that I was ranting to TISA about the complacency with which we are dismantling the retirement promises made to those who were promised a DB pension based on the years they worked with the company;- this happened! … Continue reading

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Face to face with a man who changed the world

his website looks like he hasn’t come across social media yetThe man in the blue suit is Bernard Rhodes, who delivered a spell-binding monologue for nearly three hours last night at the British Library. Bernard Rhodes If you don’t know … Continue reading

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The worst kind of paternalism

They’re all , fat and old, queuing for the House of Lords Continue reading

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Abbey Road Studios – WOW!

I’ve never been anywhere in Britain that so caught the zeitgeist of our last fifty years than Abbey Road Studios. Continue reading

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What award ceremonies are all about

The vast majority of the people who turn up for these events, do so because they’re frightened not to Continue reading

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The growing epidemic of stats misuse

Hilary Salt is founder of First Actuarial plc. She is currently the Actuarial Post’s Actuary of the Year. Late in 2011 she was asked to contribute a piece to the Independent’s Battle of the Ideas. This is what she wrote . Twenty years ago, … Continue reading

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“From Kent where we are not” – Leonard Cohen’s Wembley Arena Show

They are from Kent, where we are not So Cohen introduced the Webb sisters – Hattie and Charlie, who have grown in vocal stature since Cohen was last seen here and now dwarf the considerable talent of Sharon Robinson. The three hour show … Continue reading

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