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Civilisation: William of Normandy (1027 – 1087)

William of Normandy, AKA William the bastard, AKA King William I of England was something of a mixed bag as historical figures go. He was greedy and ruthless but also a skilled administrator and commander. He came from ignoble beginnings, the son of a peasant woman whose name even is lost to us and rose to become one of the medieval world’s most powerful rulers. A man of his time he was feared in life and humiliated in death. Go figure! Continue reading

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The Guide 24: ‘Hanged if you do, hanged if you don’t’ – a duty of care myth

Do all that you reasonably can.
Don’t break the law. Continue reading

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The Guide 23: Duty of care: A slug in a bottle

“You must take reasonable care to avoid acts or omissions which you can reasonably foresee would be likely to injure your neighbour.” Continue reading

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Alfred the Great (849 – 899) part 2

Alfred’s influence stretches far beyond the ninth century world he inhabited. Without Alfred we would live in a very different (I suspect a much poorer, religiously dominated) society indeed. Continue reading

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Course design 13: Take the time to tell the tale

Before they realise it the participants have gone from work to law without a hiccup. This is the value of narrative. From stories and case studies to participants’ own experiences and even newspaper headlines, stories work. Continue reading

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Privileged glimpses 25: Who put us in charge?

In those early days I would take it upon myself to stop residents at the door and expect them to explain to me why they were safe to go outside. Continue reading

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Privileged glimpses 15: A duty of care myth

This gives people the sense that they are: Hanged if they do and Hanged if they don’t Continue reading

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What if UKIP really isn’t racist?

Only the most blinkered (or the most deceitful) would claim that anti-discrimination laws are unnecessary in UK. In either case (liar or fool), only the most naïve would want such an individual to represent them in parliament. Continue reading

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Why it’s OK to say ‘Cockwomble’

I only wish I had more skill in writing comedy – then I’d really take the piss out of cockwombles like Golding and the rest Continue reading

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Free speech versus hate speech – they’re different

Free speech is not Hate speech Continue reading

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