Posts Tagged ‘Philosophy Football’

  1. Coming up…

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    April 12, 2015 by Lydia Syson

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    Lots of good things happening this month and next…

    On Tuesday 14th April the Anne Frank Trust will be at the British Library launching a new campaign called #notsilent to mark the 70th anniversary of the death of the world’s best known diarist. The organisation was set up twenty-five years ago with the aim of using Anne Frank’s life and her diary to encourage young people everywhere to combat prejudice and challenge hatred and discrimination, working through educational projects with young people in schools, prisons and communities throughout the UK. The idea behind the campaign is that instead of remembering Anne Frank with one minute’s silence, we all spend time talking about her as much as possible. keep reading


  2. In praise of cross-fertilisation

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    September 10, 2013 by Lydia Syson

    From Paula Rego, 'The Guardian', from Jane Eyre. Lithographs. Copyright the artist. All images courtesy of Marlborough Fine Art. 'Loving Bewick' (2001)_web

    In the past week my work as a writer has taken me to Edinburgh to participate in a conference on transgressive sexualities in the eighteenth century, to the opening of a new exhibition at London’s Guildhall (Victoriana: The Art of Revival) and on Friday, to my first ever football match – England at Wembley, no less.  Before the game, a lively Moldovan folk band swapped tunes and dance styles with English brassplayers and bodypoppers.  There is a theme here, I promise you. keep reading



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