I interviewed Dennis Skinner,MP for Bolsover, at the House of Commons in April 2013: I'm sure I'm not the only person to hear Dennis Skinner sing - but I may be the only one to hear him sing in the canteen at the House of Commons. We are talking about his mother, Lucy, and how twenty … [Read more...]
Interview with Alan Johnson
I asked the Rt. Hon Alan Johnson MP to be the first person to be interviewed for the page and he generously agreed. Rt. Hon Alan Johnson MP Interview – 11th April 2011 Because I have always held firm to the conviction that childhood circumstances do not determine the adult and that if a child has … [Read more...]
Talking with best selling author Dr Danny Penman about Mindfulness
Dr Danny Penman At the start of 2012, I decided to stop playing around on the fringes of Mindfulness, stop quoting from it and stop referring to it loosely in my work and to actually study it properly. The first stop on this journey was of course to buy Mindfulness – finding peace in a frantic world … [Read more...]
Where do children learn to reason?
Several years ago, I watched a fly-on-the wall television documentary that followed public school pupils through their daily school experience and I remember desperately wishing that just one element could be transferred to the state system: the opportunities that were offered to these pupils to … [Read more...]