Thank you for reading this newsletter.
However, I now feel it is time to move on, so I will no longer be producing these regular updates.
If I feel particularly inspired I might insert some single new entries up now and then.
Tuesday, 29 April 2014
Well, we seem to have reached the end of a long line of something or other. I am nearly back to something like myself after a long bout of illness (never really felt so ill before, but there you go).
Next, we had to get a new computer with more memory to handle all the latest software. However, the upshot of all that was that I lost all my groups for sending out this newsletter (over 400 subscribers)! Dear oh dear! Oh well – such is life!
So, I have decided to simply insert my newsletter on this blog. For the foreseeable future, I will be writing this 3 times a year – end April, end August and end December. So, if you are interested in reading about some of the latest of what the Rikowski’s have been up to, do check out this blog at around these times. The entries will also be simpler and more succinct.
So, here goes with the first of this variety.
* Glenn Rikowski is now a Visiting Scholar in the Department for Education at Anglia Ruskin University
* Glenn Rikowski is giving 2 talks on ‘Education and Crisis’ over the next couple of months - one at Anglia Ruskin University on 21st May 2014 and the other at the International Conference on Critical Education, held in Thessaloniki, Greece on 23rd-26th June 2014.
* Haralambos and Holborn et al continue to give coverage to Glenn’s work in ‘Sociology: themes and perspectives’ (8th ed, 2013). Well, better than that – they are saying that the evidence (which they give) is pointing decidedly towards Rikowski being right over Hatcher. Not that we want to be right about these things; we wish that the commercialisation and privatisation agenda did not continue to gather pace, but this is the stark reality and don’t want to be having the ‘wool pulled over our eyes’ and all that.
* Glenn has now put lots of his articles up on ‘Academia’. See: http://independent.academia.edu/GlennRikowski
* We have a new and improved version of our ‘Flow of Ideas’ website. See: www.flowideas.co.uk
* We are both now members of the Marx Memorial Library
* The London Radical Book Fair is on at the Bishopsgate Institute on 10th May 2014. Last year it was held at Conway Hall and we really enjoyed it, so plan to go again. There will be lots of stalls from radical booksellers and publishers, artists and activists and 2 book prizes: Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing and the Little Rebels Children’s Book Award.
* There are 2 new items up on my ‘Serendipitous Moments’ blog - http://ruthrikowskiim.blogspot.co.uk/: ‘New Left Book Club: Call for Papers’ and ‘Education, Marxism and Society’
Sunday, 29 December 2013
Education CrisisThis newsletter is short. My health is still suffering, following on from the fracture of my wrist in the summer. Unfortunately, the injury has had various knock-on effects on other parts of my body, which I am still trying to recover from. Hopefully, will get there in the end! A shortened version of this newsletter will now be distributed 3 times a year. Meanwhile, here a few short news items.
1. ‘POSTMODERN DERELICTION IN THE FACE OF NEOLIBERAL EDUCATION POLICY’ BY GLENN RIKOWKS REPUBLISHED IN HEATHWOOD PRESS WEBSITE
The Heathwood Institute & Press has re-published Glenn’s Postmodern Dereliction in the Face of Neoliberal Education Policy, as advertised previously at ‘All that is Solid for Glenn Rikowski’: http://rikowski.wordpress.com/2013/09/11/postmodern-dereliction-in-the-face-of-neoliberal-education-policy/
The original Heathwood link is: http://www.heathwoodpress.com/postmodern-dereliction-face-neoliberal-education-policy/ - where you can also read some other interesting articles posted to Heathwood: http://www.heathwoodpress.com
2. SCHOOL OF SUCCESS REPRODUCING SOME OF GLENN RIKOWSKI’S MATERIAL The School of Success website has reproduced some of Glenn’s articles. For more details see: http://rikowski.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/school-of-success/
3. VANESSA'S WEBSITE - 'JUST VANESSA' A friend of mine, told me recently about her lovely artistic website ‘Just Vanessa’. Some of Vanessa’s material is also available for sale. See: http://www.justvanessa.com/
4. ELSEVIER ACQUIRED WOODHEAD PUBLISHING LTD, INCLUDING THE CHANDOS IMPRINT IN AUGUST 2013 There have been more changes afoot for Chandos Publishing, with Elsevier acquiring both Woodhead and Chandos. See: http://store.elsevier.com/Chandos-Publishing/IMP_207/?mckv=sIA7ikQYv_dc&pcrid=37935166152&plid=&kword=chandos%20publishing&match=b&gclid=COKF07O407sCFTHLtAodikoAzw
My next newsletter will be distributed at the end of April 2014. Happy New Year. Best wishes, Ruth
Monday, 30 September 2013
My husband, Dr Glenn Rikowksi, has resigned from his position as ‘Senior Lecturer in Education Studies’ at the
, and his
last day working there will be 31st October 2013. University
So, there is much change afoot and I will not be sending out my usual newsletter this quarter (other than the item below about the new additions to my ‘Serendipitous Moments’ blog).
All being well, I will send out my next newsletter, as usual, on 31st December 2013.
I hope you all had a good summer.
3 new items up on my ‘Serendipitous Moments’ blog
I have inserted 3 new items up on my ‘Serendipitous Moments’ blog. These are: ‘Andy Murray Wins
Ramadan’ and ‘ 4 years later’.
NB: At the end of August we went on holiday, and within the hour of arriving at our destination Ruth fractured the radius bone in her left arm on Stiffkey Marshes, north
She has suffered a lot of pain and it has been very debilitating. Her arm is still in plaster, and will take
several more weeks yet. Therefore, I am sending this Newsletter out on her
Glenn RikowskiAll that is Solid for Glenn Rikowski: http://rikowski.wordpress.com
Monday, 1 July 2013
'Memento Mori' by Neil Whitehead
Below is some of the latest from me.
1. GLENN RIKOWSKI WRITING A FOREWORD FOR DAVE HILL’S SINGLE-AUTHORED BOOK ‘MARXIST ESSAYS ON NEOLIBERALISM, CLASS, ‘RACE’, CAPITALISM AND EDUCATION, BRIGHTON, THE INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION POLICY STUDIES, 2013
Glenn Rikowski is writing a Foreword for his writing colleague and friend, Dave Hill, for his forthcoming single-authored book on ‘Marxist essays on neoliberalism, class, ‘race’, capitalism and education’. The book will comprise a selection of Dave’s essays and articles on these topics.
2. GLENN RIKOWSKI ENDORSING FAITH AGOSTINONE WILSON’S FORTHCOMING ‘DIALECTICAL RESEARCH METHODS IN THE CLASSICAL MARXIST TRADITION (Critical Qualitative Research)’, PETER LANG PUBLISHING INC., 2013
ISBN: 10 1433117134; 13 978 1433117138
Glenn has endorsed Faith Agostinone Wilson’s forthcoming book, ’Dialectical Research Methods in the Classical Marxist Tradition’. Faith is an Associate Professor of Education at Aurora University, USA.
Glenn thought the book was fantastic, and breaks through many barriers. This is how his endorsement reads:
“In the last several decades, Marxist educational theorists and researchers have pinpointed particular deficiencies and shortcomings in mainstream educational and social research and its postmodern pretenders. However, until now, there has never been a systematic and sustained critique of capitalist realism, pragmatism, and postmodernism as limiting and constraining forces for educational researchers. Faith Agostinone-Wilson has produced such a book, and furthermore offers an alternative vision for education research that challenges the legitimacy, efficacy, ethical validity, and sustainability of capitalist society and capitalist forms of education and education research.”
We wish Faith Wilson every success with her new book.
3. ‘CAPITORG: EDUCATION AND THE CONDITION OF THE HUMAN IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY’ – BY GLENN RIKOWSKI, REPUBLISHED WITH HEATHCOTE PRESS.
Robert C. Smith of Heathwood Press asked Glenn if he could republish his article on the ‘Capitorg: education and the condition of the human in contemporary society’ and he very happily agreed.
The republished article can be found at:
4. HEATHWOOD PRESS’S NEW WEBSITE
Heathwood Press (who originally contacted us, saying that they would like to re-publish one of Glenn’s articles) has just launched their new website. Heathwood Press is an ‘independent organisation for social progress’.
Its ambition is “… to break down the barriers separating critical theoretical discourse and ‘the everyday practise of social and individual life’ “
One of the new features on the new website includes the organisations GlobalVoice project. This acts as centralised hub or platform for the publication of non-profit research and reports. There is also a new on-site comments system, for the purpose of generating fruitful discussion.
In addition, they are developing a series of critical theory eGuides, ranging on subjects from alternative education and epistemology to alternative economics and ideology critique.
Furthermore, they are also working towards publishing a range of infographics, interactive media, videos and datablogs to further support their present research activity and public engagement campaigns. There are also several new publications in the pipeline.
We wish Heathwood Press every success with their new website, and with their enterprise, with its sound goals and principles in general.
5. ALLISON LITTLEJOHN AND CHRIS PEGLER’S BOOK ‘PREPARNG FOR BLENDED E-LEARNING: understanding blended and online learning (connecting with e-learning) NOW IN ARABIC:
We were delighted when our friend Chris Pegler made contact with us, informing us that one of her books, ‘Preparing for blended e-learning’ (that includes a page about Glenn Rikowski and social networking) had been translated into Arabic. She gave us a copy of the book. The book, as it is in Arabic, reads from back to front and from right to left of course.
The ISBN of the book in Arabic is ISBN – 978 9960 55 948 3 and the website for the publisher is www.ksu.edu.sa
Glenn’s page is about an advertisement that he put on his MySpace page. Glenn was chosen as he was an academic that was very much at the forefront, at the time, when it came to using social networking tools. The page in the book shows Glenn advertising one of the seminars that he organised on ‘Marxism and Education’ at the Institute of Education, University of London. It was ‘Marxism and Education: Renewing Dialogues: IX’ and was advertised on MySpace September 2006 for a One Day Seminar at the Institute of Education, held on 25th October 2006
We hope that Allison Littlejohn and Chris Pegler’s book sells well in the Arabic countries, and we wish them all the very best with it.
6. ISC NEW WEBSITE - http://libr.org/isc/
Information for Social Change has migrated its website to Word Press and now has a new Open Access Policy – see http://libr.org/isc/information-for-social-change-new-open-access-policy/
Hopefully, this will provide new and exciting opportunities for ISC.
7. BIENNIAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR KNOWLEDGE ORGANIZATION (ISKO UK), 8th – 9th JULY 2013. TO BE HELD AT UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
Bob Bater, who I have known for many years now (he was one of my book reviewers for ‘Managing Information’ and he contributed a chapter to my Knowledge Management book with Chandos Publishing) informed me about this very interesting conference that he is involved with organising.
This is the Biennial Conference of the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO UK) that is to be held on 8th – 9th July 2013 at University College London.
This will be the 3rd biennial conference of ISKO UK.
As it says on the website:
“ISKO is a not-for-profit scientific/professional association with the objective of promoting research and communication in the domain of knowledge organization, within the broad field of information science and related disciplines. The emphasis in our UK Chapter is to build bridges between the research and practitioner communities….”
The following themes will be included in the conference:
1. The dividing line between research and practical implementation and how to achieve better synergy
2. Language boundaries in knowledge organization schemes
3. The power of metadata to bring networked resources together
The papers submitted will be peer-reviewed and published electronically.
Past and future events can be found at http://www.iskouk.org/events.htm
The conference is a packed 2-day programme with many interesting speakers on a variety of themes. Sessions include (amongst others): ‘Ontologies combine with other tools’, ‘Overcoming boundaries in Knowledge Organization Development’ and ‘Boundary Objects and Philosophies’
I was particularly delighted to see Danny Budzak on the programme talking on ‘The Knowledge Organization of Organizational Knowledge’. Danny is an ex-colleague of mine (when we both worked in Newham Libraries) and politically-speaking we are very like-minded.
8. THE SKINTS
Victor Rikowski discovered that some of his school mates from Woodbridge High School that formed a band a few years ago are now very successful and have recently been on tour. They are called ‘The Skints’. Victor saw them live in London and was very excited about it all.
Here are links to a couple of their songs on YouTube:
Here is some information about them on Wikipedia:
9. NEIL’S WHITEHEAD’S PHOTO EXHIBIT - 'MEMENTO MORI'
My second cousin, Neil Whitehead, who also designed our ‘Flow of Ideas’ website, is currently completing his degree in Photography at Southampton University. The work of the 3rd years was exhibited recently at PrintSpace, London, E2 and we went along to the exhibition and met up with Neil and his family.
Neil’s photograph was entitled ‘Memento Mori’ and it is, indeed, a highly original and creative piece of work.
It was a very eventful and memorable day. If you would like to know more about Neil’s work, then do get in touch.
10. 9 NEW ITEMS UP ON MY SERENDIPITOUS MOMENTS BLOG
There are 9 new items up on my Serendipitous Moments blog. These are: ‘Glenda Jackson’s speech on Margaret Thatcher’, ‘The Grieving Process, Thatcher and All That’, ‘The Never Ending Story’ (also now on our website), ‘Radical Book Fair, Conway Hall, London’, ’Memento Mori exhibit by Neil Whitehead at PrintSpace, London’, ‘’May Day Manifesto Relaunch Seminar at Marx Memorial Library’, ‘Thinking Through Spinoza’, ‘Art Tank’ and ‘Ayn Rand’.
N.B. Many thanks to Chris Pegler and Bob Bater for providing information for items for 5 and 7 respectively.
30th June 2013
Friday, 29 March 2013
A selection of news items from me are listed below.
1. GLENN RIKOWSKI TALKING and PARTICIPATING IN A DEBATE ON ‘EDUCATION FOR
?’ HELD AT SALE , UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON
Glenn took part in a debate on the privatisation of education, which was held at the
University of East London, of Education & Communities on February 13th 2013. Cass School
The debate was on the theme ‘Education for
?’, on the privatisation of education. Sale
The Panellists were:
Dr Glenn Rikowski (
) University of Northampton
Professor John Schostak (
) Manchester Metropolitan University
Professor James Tooley (
) University of Newcastle
Dr Patricia Walker (
and Labour Councillor for Action). University of East London
It was Chaired by Claire Fox, Director,
– http://www.instituteofideas.com Institute of Ideas
Glenn argued that:
“As long as capitalist society exists, representatives of capital will try to ‘find a way’ to capitalise educational institutions. It’s a never-ending struggle in capitalism.”
It proved to be a very successful event. There were some 90 people there and there was a good discussion. The event was recorded and photos were taken.
The event was also reported in the ‘Time Higher Education Supplement’, by David Matthews, on 19th February 2013. The piece was entitled: ‘Beware the student employability agenda, debate hears’ and Glenn was quoted in it. Here is the link:
2. GLENN RIKOWSKI AND HIS RE-INVIGORATION OF ‘MARXISM AND EDUCATION’ REVISITED
This has been a topic in some previous newsletters of mine. I want to continue the theme here and highlight some of the other ways in which Glenn Rikowski has really helped to put ‘Marxism and Education’ on the map, and indeed, changed the landscape for ever in various ways and made it all far more respectable. Many people are now proud to hold their heads up high and call themselves ‘Marxist Educators’ ; there is now a firmly established network and much really valuable material out there now on the subject.
So, what were some of the other things that Glenn Rikowski did then, to help to put Marxist Educators on the map in this way?
So, what were some of the other things that Glenn Rikowski did then, to help to put Marxist Educators on the map in this way?
Well, it was whilst he was working as a Researcher at Birmingham University (1994-1999) that he built up a large Marxist Educators network. Glenn built this up through his hard work, enthusiasm, determination and willingness to take the necessary risks.
The network continues to grow and there must now be a few hundred people around the globe. These include, for example, Sarah Amsler, Joyce Canann, Sarah Carpenter, Mike Cole, Helen Colley, David Harvie, Dave Hill, Peter McLaren, Greg Martin, Alpesh Maisuria, Curry Malott, Peter Mayo, Shahrzad Mojab, Mike Neary, Helen Raduntz, Spyros Themilis … to name but a very small handful.
Leading on from this, Glenn helped Dave Hill in the early stages to set up his free ejournal, ‘Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies’, http://www.jceps.com/ back in March 2003, as many of the people from the Marxist Educators network went on to go on the Editorial Board of Dave’s journal. So, he has been very much at the forefront here, when it comes to Open Access. And of course, this is the direction that the academic writing world is going anyway; with the government now stipulating that all academic publications must be freely and openly available online.
Glenn also had a big influence on Peter McLaren’s thinking and helped to bring Peter back from Postmoderism to Marxism in the mid to late 1990s.
Glenn also personally helped some left/Marxist people to get Professorships;
this included Shahrzad Mojab and Peter Mayo. Also through his contact
with Paula Allman, Sarah Carpenter, Helen Colley, Rachel Gorman and
Shahrzad Mojab he played some small part in assisting with the Marxist
Indeed, it was wonderful to see that many people on the left in
Education in general, as well as Marxist Educators specifically,
went on to get Professorships. These people include: Dave Hill,
Mike Cole, Pat Ainley, Joyce Canaan and Richard Hatcher, to
name but a few. In fact, virtually all the members of the Hilcole
Group (the group of radical left eductors) now have Professorships.
However, since the death of his father (in early 2009) Glenn has not been
able to work much in this area. But he is still playing a part in helping to
keep things moving through his ‘All that is Solid for Glenn Rikowski’ blog –
Glenn has also been very much about developing Marxist Educational theory
and indeed, he will be developing this further in future years.
3. ‘GENDER AND EMPLOYMENT IN TIMES OF ECONOMIC CRISIS’ – EDITED BY DIONYSIOS GOUVIAS
An important issue on the topic of ‘Gender and Employment in Times of Economic Crisis’ (with a theoretical and empirical perspective) edited by Dionysios Gouvias was published in the Journal of Critical Studies in Business and Society (http://journal.euc.ac.cy./) in 2012 (Vol 3, No 1). ISSN 1986 1575.
The journal is published by the
European University of (http://www.euc.ac.cy/). Cyprus
The issue considered the impact of the global economic crisis, which started in the
financial markets in 2008, on gender and employment. All the papers apart from one (which examined gender inequalities in academia in Australian and Swedish universities) focused on the situation in USA . Many valuable lessons can be drawn. Dionysios Gouvias concludes his introduction saying that he hopes that the papers will provide: Greece
“…a critical view of certain ‘orthodoxies’, in the sense that they are taken for granted and are ‘naturalised’ in public discourses in such a way as to start becoming a ‘non ideological common sense’ “.
Dionysios Gouvias, at the University of the Aegean,
, invited me to contribute to this issue, asking me if I would like to write something about the work of female IT professionals. However, although I thought that it sounded like a very interesting project, I had to decline, as I was heavily involved (and indeed, still am) in another project at the time. Greece
It is good to see that the issue is now out and includes a variety of very interesting articles. These are listed below:
Introduction by Dionysios Gouvias
The Crisis and Women’s Economic Independence: some Warnings from
by Antigone Lyberaki Greece
Women, Rights and the Crisis in
Today by Maria Gasouka Greece
Female Unemployment in
Greece, in times of crisis - the case of Rhodes and the subsidised placement schemes for unemployed women by Dionysios Gouvias and Eleftherios Michail
Horizontal and Vertical Gender Segregation in the ICT sector: a Greek Case Study by Ilias Efthymiou, Chryssi Vitsilakis and Dimitrios Gakis
Gender, social inequalities and the transition of graduates to the labour market under crisis conditions by Eleni Sianou-Kyrgiou
Gender Pay Equity Reviews in Australian and
: Are They an Impetus for Change? by Jan Currie Swedish Universities
4. ‘HIGHER EDUCATION MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONAL RESEARCH: demonstrating new practices and metaphors’ – edited by GARY BELL, JON WARWICK AND PETER GALBRAITH. SENSE PUBLISHERS:
Rotterdam, The , 2012. Netherlands
ISBN: 978 94 6091 974 9 (pbk); 978 94 6091 975 6 (hdbk).
Part of Series: Educational Futures:
Rethinking Theory and Practice, Vol 55
Another colleague of mine, Gary Bell, that I got to know at a one-day conference at London South Bank University a few years ago has recently now got his first book published. This all emanated from a conversation we had at the conference, after I saw
’s presentation and I could see that he was someone that was keen on research and writing. At the time, he was new to the publishing world, but he was keen to write and publish, so I put him in touch with some of my contacts. Gary
The result of all of this was that he got a contract with Sense Publishing and the book (edited with 2 other academics, Jon Warwick and Peter Galbraith), ‘Higher Education Management and Operational Research’ was published last year.
As it says on the flyer for the book:
“The book aims to explore ‘new perspectives’ in HE management thinking and to describe and illustrate the use of OR methodologies, methods and techniques in helping HE managers to make informed management decisions.”
The books is divided into 4 parts: Part 1: Introduction; Part 2: The Context of the Evolving Higher Education Environment; Part 3: Managing Student Learning and Support and Part 4: Managing the Business of Higher Education.
I wish Gary, Jon and Peter all the very best with their book.
5. CURRENT STUDY SITUATION FOR GREGORY AND ALEXANDER RIKOWSKI
Gregory is now getting along well in his degree at the University of East Anglia. This has really been helped by the inclusion of some Philosophy in his degree, which he is really loving. He is currently studying a module on the ‘Enlightenment period’. So the Philosophy will give some depth to his Film Studies degree and will help to provide a more holistic picture.
So, once again, where would we be without Philosophy: the bedrock, the grounding, the solid basis?
Also, UEA are being very supportive in general, and we are very appreciative of this.
Whereas, on the other hand, Alexander decided that Law definitely was not for him, so he has withdrawn from the course and will now be thinking again!
6. 4 NEW ITEMS UP ON MY ‘SERENDIPITOUS MOMENTS’ BLOG
There are 4 new items up on my ‘Serendipitous Moments’ blog. These are:
‘Emotional Geology‘, ‘Education for
?’, ‘The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings (also on our website – see http://www.flowideas.co.uk/print.php?page=410&slink=yes) and ‘Fiction Write-Ups. Sale
Happy Easter and Best Wishes from,
28th March 2013
Monday, 31 December 2012
Hope you all had a good Christmas and here’s wishing you all the best for the New Year, and with some of the latest from me below.
1. LAUNCH OF ‘I LOVE TRANSCONTINENTAL’
My second cousin Neil, who also designed our ‘Flow of Ideas’ website has
launched an exciting new project, with his girlfriend. See:
As it says on the front page ‘l Love Transcontinental’ is
“…a protest against corporate banality, mass-produced goods, human exploitation and vulgarity.”
The T-Shirts they design are individually mixed, free trade and organic. There are a range of designs or you can choose your own design and they can all be ordered online.
2. REVIEW OF ‘DIGITISATION PERSPECTIVES’ EDITED BY RUTH RIKOWSKI (2011), in ‘ALEXANDRIA’, 22 (2/3), 2011 – BY BECCY SHIPMAN
I was pleased to receive a review of my ‘Digitisation Perspectives’ book in the
journal, ‘Alexandria: the journal of national and international library and
information issues’ (Issue 22, 2/3, 2011, pp.75-6), which is edited by Monica
Blake. The reviewer Beccy Shipman (Digital Content and Copyright Coordinator
Brotherton Library, University of Leeds) summarises the book and concludes
“If you are interested in a wide-ranging discussion of digital content and the
impact of recent technologies with much thought-provoking commentary, this
may be the book for you.”
3. ‘DIGITISATION PERSPECTIVES’ – WHAT NEXT?
I had grand plans for this ‘Digitisation Perspectives’ book when I was working on it and editing it. But ‘life’ took over; suddenly other things got in the way and seemed far more important. So, for now, it has all been put on the ‘back-burner’; whether this will prove to be temporary or permanent only time will tell. One of the plans was to hold a seminar on the topic at London South Bank University. But 2 of the contributors (who were both academics at South Bank) have now left South Bank, so this seminar has now been cancelled. Similarly, the lunch-time sessions and related networking at University College London did not take off either. Still, I have commissioned 2 people from UCL and one person from King’s College London, to write books for Chandos Publishing this year. I am managing and editing all of these projects. So that is very positive and hopefully in time, the best future direction will become clearer.
4. LATEST ISSUE OF ISC NOW OUT
The latest issue of ‘Information for Social Change’s is now out. It is available at:
The theme is: ‘Library Activist Resources and Alternative Information Networks’, and is edited by Martyn Lowe.
Issue No. 32, Summer/Autumn 2012.
In addition, John Pateman, one of the members of the ISC Editorial Board, has recently emigrated to Canada, taking up a position as Chief Librarian, Thunder Bay Public Library, Canada
5. GREGORY RIKOWSKI GOING BACK TO UEA IN THE NEW YEAR
Our youngest son, Gregory Rikowski, is returning to the University of East Anglia in the New Year, to complete his degree in ‘Film and Television Studies’, after a period of intercalation. During this period he has been thinking and reflecting and gaining work experience in a warehouse and a library. He will be returning with a more confident and critical mind-set.
6. 11 NEW ITEMS UP ON MY ‘SERENDIPITOUS MOMENTS’ BLOG
There are no less than 11 new items up on my ‘Serendipitous Moments’ blog this quarter.
‘D.H. Lawrence: a Journey’
‘I Love Transcontinental’
‘Janet Daniels’ Garden in Saga Magazine’
‘Samphire Coast’ by Robert Greenfield’ (book review)
‘Ian Parker and his Revolution in Psychology’
‘The People speak: voices that changed Britain’ by Anthony Arnove, Colin Firth and David Horspool (book)
‘Consciousness and Revolt’ and Transformative Art, Work and Practices’ (book review)
‘Marxism and Feminism: Past and Present’ (seminar)
‘Cuddling up to a Kindle?’
‘Greenwich Leisure Ltd and Wandsworth Libraries’
‘Stranger in a borrowed land: Lotte Moos and her writing’ (book review)
My review of ‘Samphire Coast’ is also now up on Amazon (at the authors request – he was very pleased with the review). See:
Happy New Year.
31st December 2012