History is a road trip through time. It is far from smooth with potholes aplenty and there is no ban on U-turns. Most of the time the route is tortuous, and the pace slackens. To the side are dead ends into which some travellers still choose to turn despite the warning signs, and from dark... Continue Reading →
Bourdieu’s theory is written from a Marxist perspective, as just like Marxism, Bourdieu argues that what links the world is capital, which is accumulated labour in its materialised form, and it is this capital that, “makes the games of society not ideal and prevents anyone becoming anything.” While Marx wrote an economic theory, Bourdieu extended... Continue Reading →
The "Town Mouse and the Country Mouse" Aesop Fable has become an English idiom that recognises the effect on our character of where we are from, and to use another idiom how as a result we may sometimes feel like a fish out of water.
This blog forms part of an article published in the January/February 2017 edition of Staffordshire Living Magazine. Research and specialists agree that reading with your child is the single most important thing you can do to help with their education, so here are some ideas to help you with your momentous task. Never forget how... Continue Reading →
Let’s celebrate libraries-all is not lost! This blog formed part of my article published in the January/February 2018 edition of Staffordshire Living Magazine. The human species has always been a curious one, and generous too; in fact, collecting knowledge to store and share is as old as civilisation itself. Archaeologists have found 5000-year-old inscribed clay... Continue Reading →