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19 May Well, there I was on the 19th May installed as the 16th Master of our fantastic Company, an emotional ceremony for me, no more so...

30 Jul 2022

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My diary is now frighteningly empty, the emails have reduced to a trickle, and the mantlepiece no longer groans with elegantly engraved...

5 Jun 2022

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Normality has returned, and I have been proudly (some might say hubristically) representing the Arts Scholars at various City do’s,...

3 Apr 2022

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Yes! Invitations are coming in, and being accepted with alacrity; the dark miasma is still there (is the “dark” tautological in this...

30 Jan 2022

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The last entry in this blog ended on a high, lurching homeward after an alcoholic and cheery supper in Highgate with some Arts Scholars;...

10 Nov 2021

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… but then gets a bit more Actual rather than Virtual towards the end. Is this the beginning of the end? The end of the beginning? A blip...

15 Jun 2021

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This is Blog No 6, which led me to wonder, at a rather late stage, if I was doing it right. I did a bit of research (not all that...

15 Mar 2021

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My last blog ended with the cheeriest and jolliest of Pocket Lunches (or as cheery and jolly as one can get whilst sitting in front of a...

18 Dec 2020

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September 24 2020. After a week of Arts Scholars inactivity (apart from the traditional email deluge – a Good Thing about being Master is...

28 Oct 2020

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I ended my last entry in a spirit of cheery optimism, with a wrecked sitting room, but a heart full of hope, striding confidently towards...

17 Sept 2020

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The end of my first quarter as Master. Reading the blogs of my predecessors, I cannot fail to notice that they got out and about a bit...

10 Aug 2020

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The last time I did anything like this was a lifetime ago, when I committed my teenage angst to the pages of a Collins diary; whatever...

10 Jul 2020

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