Archive for November, 2004

Thoroughly British

Thursday, November 11th, 2004

Dr Biswell is currently earning an honest penny teaching creative writing at Manchester. While thus engaged he came across a remark in a student essay which, sadly, left us feeling that much though we love American liberals, they would be sadly mistaken in coming over here and thinking that we share a common language. ‘Malcolm […]


Thursday, November 4th, 2004

I was teaching Latin today, and was reminded by the exercise under consideration that the Romans managed without W. One so wishes that more recent empires had been similarly self denying.

Splice the Mainbrace

Monday, November 1st, 2004

I was in Oxford over the weekend –– purpose of visit, as the visa people say, was to give a conference paper. All that went off as well as could be expected, but when it was all over, I went off to spend the night with our good friend the Master & Commander and his […]