The great debate
When I was teaching as part of the English syllabus, students had to debate and discuss. I tried to choose topics which they would find interesting and engaging and have some opinion on. I tried all the usual topics, capital punishment, abortion, student grants, religion… I tried local issues, what should happen to the Tropicana, should Weston have a skate-park, should they build the Severn barrage… I tried […]More
This time tomorrow…
My children are getting ready to go off to university, my son for his second year at Salford University, my daughter for her first year in… Ulster! We’ll be flying with her across the Irish Sea to Belfast tomorrow, then staying for a few days at our beloved Portballintrae before she starts at the Coleraine […]More
My friend Andrew Simpson is in a film!
I posted recently about my friend Andrew’s exhibition; he wrote the text and his associate Peter Topping painted the pictures for an on-street display about the small Manchester town of Chorlton-cum-Hardy. http://loiselden.com/2012/09/06/presenting-the-history-of-one-small-town/ The company of McCarthey and Stone are developing a site in Chorlton and instead of having boring, tatty hoardings round the building site, they have erected smart green boards for […]More