Monthly Archives: October 2011

“Experience matters for nothing when they make the rules up as they go along.”

 Tonight I’ve been watching a film called ” The Consipator” a ‘based-on-fact’ account of the trial and execution of those responsible for the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Very good indeed! At: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0968264/ [Last accessed 01:15. 30/10/11] You must now watch … Continue reading

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Nisbet Lecture 29th November 2011

  The Stanley Nisbet Educational Colloquium Lecture This year’s lecture will be delivered by Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, and is entitled: ‘Autonomy, regulation and the performance of public Universities across Europe and … Continue reading

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Colloquium dinner – most enjoyable – Photo

Colloquium Dinner Photo Colin Holroyd’s after dinner speech Malcolm MacKenzie in his vote of thanks pointed to Colin’s ability to ‘hold’ his audience. Colin has kindly agreed to our publishing his speech on the blog and possibly on the website. … Continue reading

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Website to Blog and Back

Blog and website now linked Members can now link between the official website and the blog and can return to the website from the blog.

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A great evening – thanks to all!

Opening Dinner       I felt very honoured to stand last night where many of those whose views, work, intellect and friendship I respect enormously, have stood before me. It was great to be at an ‘intellectual’ family gathering. I went along … Continue reading

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Summary of Contributions

Might it be an idea  to invite speakers to leave summary notes of their contributions. These can be developed and placed on the blog for discussion after the event. As well as allowing on-going discussion and debate, this would provide … Continue reading

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