Mother of Parliaments

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I, like many people, have been watching broadcasts from the House of Commons and its Committee rooms recently. Some years ago when I was a civil servant, I attended meetings and committees in the Palace of Westminster so a few … Continue reading

I Am Ashurbanipal, King of the World

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…is the title of the British Museum’s big Winter exhibition. I went to see it earlier this week and it was well worth a visit. The title echoes Shelley’s poem Ozymandias ‘My name is Ozymandias, Look on my works ye … Continue reading

Dramatic Progress

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…is the name of a free exhibition currently in the Lyttleton Lounge at the National Theatre.  I enjoyed this, together with Playing With Scale, a fascinating display in the Wolfson Gallery, also at the National Theatre, last week. The full … Continue reading

Edward Burne-Jones

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Tate Britain’s Winter 2018 exhibition brings together paintings, sketches, stained glass and tapestries by Victorian artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones. I went to see it last week. Burne-Jones didn’t fit the usual pattern when it came to Victorian artists. He was … Continue reading