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Art Club

During lockdown, artist and cross-dresser Grayson Perry hosted an Art Club in which he tool a theme and curated work done at home by Joe Public, some celebrities and his wife Phillipa. It was both fascinating and touching and oddly … Continue reading

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Week Eighteen: 2022

Having made it through two flights and a family wedding, which were, respectively, tolerable and delightful, this past week was equally pleasant. The highlight was a trip to Bristol, ostensibly to see Grayson Perry’s Art Club exhibition at the Bristol … Continue reading

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The University Years – This Sporting Life, Part One #bristoluniversity #1975

It is 1975 and I’ve left my sleepy New Forest home for the bright lights and persistent rain that was Bristol University to study law and life. I had a lot to learn. Arriving at University, it was a chance … Continue reading

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The University Years: The Demon Drink

In 1975, living in the arse end of nowhere, I did not have a sophisticated outlook. Nothing about my existence, immediately prior to going to university could be described as sophisticated and nothing exemplified this better than my relationship with … Continue reading

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The University Years: Learning How To Learn #bristoluniversity #1975

It is 1975 and I’ve left my sleepy New Forest home for the bright lights and persistent rain that was Bristol University to study law and life. I had a lot to learn. My first year degree subjects comprised the … Continue reading

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The University Years – Going Through The Cycles, part two #bristoluniversity #1975

I began my university life in 1975 at Bristol, studying law. Last time I wrote, I explored my commuting life and one reason why I shouldn’t have taken to cycling. This is the second example. Loosely it involves hubris and … Continue reading

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The University Years – Taking Crime, Itself A Crime #1975 #bristoluniversity

In 1975 I started a law degree. It wasn’t, academically the wisest choice and I struggled to grasp what I was meant to be learning. It wasn’t my only struggle… When I signed up for a law degree, I really … Continue reading

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The University Years – Mono Sodium Glutamate And Me #bristol #1975

In this series I’ve tried faithfully to recall ny first week’s at University and the life changing experiences that I enjoyed. Up to the point I went I’d had one sort of girlfriend but that was more a friend who … Continue reading

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The University Years: What’s Luck If Not An Incontinent Seagull? #1975 #bristoluniversity #memories

I began my university life in October 1975. It was life changing in many ways and the degree I ended up with set me up on the path to success. But in that first term and year, I learned little … Continue reading

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The University Years: Crime And Misdemeanours #university #1975

Back in 1975 I started a law degree at Bristol University. It was a life changing experience for me and many aspects are seared into my memory. Today, I’m starting my courses and while I’ve relied solely on memory for … Continue reading

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