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  • If only it were fake news that Post Truth was the word of the year 2016. But it isn’t – we live in the post truth age, where “objective facts […]

    Post Truth: Fake news

    If only it were fake news that Post Truth was the word of the year 2016. But it isn’t – we live in the post truth age, where “objective facts […]

  • Our final member of the BIG Five is Ted Turner, the father of 24 hour news. As founder of CNN there is no doubt that Ted Turner pioneered the 24 […]

    BIG Five: Ted Turner

    Our final member of the BIG Five is Ted Turner, the father of 24 hour news. As founder of CNN there is no doubt that Ted Turner pioneered the 24 […]

  • Our next of the Big FIVE is Sam Hurst, who whilst working at the Oak Ridge Labs was on of the team responsible for the early days of touch screen […]

    Big FIVE: Sam Hurst

    Our next of the Big FIVE is Sam Hurst, who whilst working at the Oak Ridge Labs was on of the team responsible for the early days of touch screen […]

  • Our next BIG Five is Jonas Salk. Again, it is quite likely he is unknown to you. Yet he was a major player in the eradication of disease by vaccination. […]

    BIG Five: Jonas Salk

    Our next BIG Five is Jonas Salk. Again, it is quite likely he is unknown to you. Yet he was a major player in the eradication of disease by vaccination. […]

  • My next BIG Five is Craig Phillips. It was as the new millenium started  in 2000 that reality television arguably began, as the Big Brother format came to our shores. […]

    BIG Five: Craig Phillips

    My next BIG Five is Craig Phillips. It was as the new millenium started  in 2000 that reality television arguably began, as the Big Brother format came to our shores. […]

  • This term in the Great Hall I have chosen ‘The BIG Five’ – the men who have had a hand in shaping the world in which you will grow up […]

    BIG Five: Greg Pincus

    This term in the Great Hall I have chosen ‘The BIG Five’ – the men who have had a hand in shaping the world in which you will grow up […]

  • Is Bolton part of Greater Manchester or Lancashire? A moot topic for many and a cause of great debate. Technically, there is no issue. Since 1974 Bolton has been part […]

    Greater Manchester or Lancashire?

    Is Bolton part of Greater Manchester or Lancashire? A moot topic for many and a cause of great debate. Technically, there is no issue. Since 1974 Bolton has been part […]

  • Arguably the first Royal Commission was that set up to manage the Domesday Book.  A Commission is an ad-hoc public inquiry, drawing on experts, with terms of reference, often general […]

    Royal Commissions

    Arguably the first Royal Commission was that set up to manage the Domesday Book.  A Commission is an ad-hoc public inquiry, drawing on experts, with terms of reference, often general […]

  • OFCOM, OFA, OFQUAL and OFSTED – just a few of the many ‘quasi autonomous non governmental organisations’ (Quango’s) that are part of the current fabric of civic society. So just what […]

    The Quango

    OFCOM, OFA, OFQUAL and OFSTED – just a few of the many ‘quasi autonomous non governmental organisations’ (Quango’s) that are part of the current fabric of civic society. So just what […]

  • The police are the people, and the people are the police. This is one of the basic principles of policing, drawn from Peel in the 1800’s. If Parliament makes laws, […]

    Law enforcement – the Police

    The police are the people, and the people are the police. This is one of the basic principles of policing, drawn from Peel in the 1800’s. If Parliament makes laws, […]

  • The court structures have evolved over at least a thousand years. There are a number of different courts – some for immigration, for employment, for the military and for family […]

    Which Court?

    The court structures have evolved over at least a thousand years. There are a number of different courts – some for immigration, for employment, for the military and for family […]

  • When we talk about law it is important to realise there are several ‘types’ of law. Military personnel will be subject to Military Courts. There are religious laws, although religious […]

    What type of Law?

    When we talk about law it is important to realise there are several ‘types’ of law. Military personnel will be subject to Military Courts. There are religious laws, although religious […]