Ruth Glass at UCL

[Some friends…] ask if I can explain why “the Ruth Glass interdisciplinary initiative at UCL was disbanded in the end”.  This is the best I can do.  Maybe others can help.

Ruth was a cornery and ungovernable person, incapable of arse-licking.  My feeling always was that this, as much as her radicalism within her work, always made heads of departments keep her (and sociology) rather at arms length. Continue reading “Ruth Glass at UCL”

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London Elections coming up

We vote in May for Mayor and for the London Assembly. Today I did a letter to the Evening Standard and a piece for the election blog of the London Civic Forum where Deirdre McGrath had asked me to do something on the economy. Difficult to think what to be demanding where the Mayor/Assembly can do so little. Continue reading “London Elections coming up”