Driving along the main road the other day, I pulled up at a traffic light and glanced at the big, shiny 4X4 in the next lane. A little boy in the back seat had spotted some colourful flags being hoisted in the forecourt of a car dealership, and he was desperately trying to get his mother to notice the spectacle. You can’t go around handing out ‘bad mother’ awards in […]

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Having adult children is a bonus no-one tells you about when you are knee-deep in hormones and homework.   None of us wants to see our children in pain; we wish we could keep them in a happy, rosy bubble forever. But that is not the way of the world, and if we did cocoon them they would not grow into multi-faceted, compassionate human beings. I hate to see my […]

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As the world teeters at the tipping point of irrevocable change, it’s good to know that great minds are wrestling with strategies and concepts that might ensure our future after all.   The last 30 – 40 years has been a period of unprecedented achievement, and if this trend continues we are heading for a world unrecognisable by today’s standards, says Dr Ian Goldin, Director of the Oxford-based James Martin […]

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