Remembering George Orwell

January 2020 marks seventy years since George Orwell – whose real name was Eric Arthur Blair – died. I took this picture last summer, at

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Goldsmith University

Graduation Day

Over a year on from that first blog about my forthcoming six-month sabbatical, it all glided to a graceful conclusion earlier this week with a

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My Uncle, the Executioner

Sixty years ago, Albert Pierrepoint was smuggled into Germany to hang war criminals. Later, he executed Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain. He

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