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An essay on teaching retired adults in Oscher Institutes of Lifelong Learning

14 April 2019

Typical catalogue Dear friends and readers, Anyone who reads this or my other blogs regularly know for the past five to six years now I have been working as a volunteer teacher in two...

Factual Fictions & Fictional Facts

5 April 2019

Scenes from the recent Poldark series, with the accent on historical accuracy Dear friends and readers, My last blog was partly prompted by my reading through in chronological order...

Aisling Walsh’s An Inspector Calls & Anna Symons’s Mrs Wilson, with cherished memories of J.B. Priestley

2 April 2019

Sophie Rundle as Eva Smith/Daisy Renton/Mrs Birling/Alice Grey (from Walsh’s 2015 An Inspector Calls) Ruth Wilson as Alison Wilson, a fictionalization of the deceit of a male...

Trollope’s Can You Forgive Her? (Palliser 1): a spring syllabus, OLLI at Mason

20 March 2019

Plantagenet and Lady Glencora Palliser (Philip Latham and Susan Hampshire) on their honeymoon, hotel desk registration …. (1974 Pallisers, scripted Simon Raven) Burgo Fitzgerald...