John Prest was my Modern English History tutor at Balliol, I was about to do a PhD on the strategy and politics of Appeasement thanks to him. And thanks to him, I was invited to apply All Souls. But gosh I wish I’d known more about his life, he was a special man… https://www.theguardian.com/education/2018/aug/05/john-prest-obituary?CMP=share_btn_tw
The Widow, for Amazon/ITV: http://deadline.com/2018/01/kate-beckinsale-star-the-widow-drama-series-amazon-itv-1202234376/
Is contained in this excoriating mea culpa by ex-Facebook VP for User Growth, Chamath Palihapitiya. Among many eye-catching admissions, this one stands out: “Everybody’s bullshitting. If you’re in a seat, and you have good deal flow, and you have precious capital, and there’s a massive tailwind of technological change … Over time you get one […]
Sp-sp-sp-speaks for itself.
Yes, the world is shit, chaos abounds, scumbags are in charge and the computers will replace us all. Then you read something that makes you realize humans can be pretty amazing too. So… Who’s the second largest food producer in the world, after America? The answer will surprise you, and the reason will give you […]
Lost generation? Try this chilling article: 30% of female students suffer from mental crisis. Near doubling in female teen suicides in the last 10 years. “I’ve been in teaching 40 years,” says the headteacher. “I’ve never known this level of dysfunction in society.” Social media, continuous testing and results-driven education, family breakdown are changing how […]
Is here. Thanks to @HanisArina and her dedicated team of film warriors who lovingly recreated the movie in all its glory on their (what seems to be) Malaysian campus. If imitation is the greatest form of success — I’ll take it. Utterly utterly brilliant.
Cos he calls out people on his side of the line, like this.
You’ll always be remembered for your masterpiece, Cutters Way.
Can you spot me in the crowd? IMG_1153