Tag Archives: Oxbridge

Barbaric Genius directed by Paul Duane

Barbaric Genius is a documentary about John Healy who was born in London during World War II. Healy went on to be an army boxer, then a homeless street drinker and petty criminal before learning chess from a fellow con … Continue reading

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Loot Oxford, burn Cambridge!

Thought I’d give it a couple of days to simmer up, but the Guardian on Tuesday was a groove sensation. The front page headline promised: “Britain faces summer of rage – police. Middle-class anger at economic crisis could erupt into … Continue reading

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The Radio 4 experience, the unconscious cut-up!

I’m always surprised at the amount of personal feedback that appearing on BBC Radio 4 generates. Programmes like Today clearly have a greater influence than, for example, Resonance FM, another radio station I’ve recorded material for recently (and over the … Continue reading

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