I have just returned from the College’s celebration of the life of my predecessor Dame Anne Warburton. As my last formal duty as President I had organised the event so that speakers would talk on different facets of Dame Anne’s extraordinary life:  her time as the first woman British ambassador, her period as president of … More

at the sign of angellica

My first blog. 50 years of teaching  African literature, then children’s literature, then 18th century literature, and writing all the time, but nothing has prepared me for blogging. i look it up and learn it demands daily musings. But who reads it?  the same might be said for most academic books, not read just exploited … More at the sign of angellica