Mary Beard

Mary Beard

On Saturday I supported a super-star. Mary Beard is doing a six theatre tour promoting her latest book – ‘Emperor of Rome’, currently Britain’s No.1 best seller. I was asked to interview her at York Opera House although the photograph shows us...
Blog from Oxford 2.0

Blog from Oxford 2.0

They have a lot of festivals in Oxford. I was there earlier this year interviewing Ann Cleeves and Val McDermid at the Literary Festival and here I am again on July 11th. This time I’m being interviewed by Helen Pike, Master of Magdalen College School, for the Oxford...
GPO Memorial in Garden of Remembrance

GPO Memorial in Garden of Remembrance

‘The Post Office Fellowship of Remembrance (POFR) was set up by GPO workers between the wars to provide places for their colleagues who’d fought in the Great War to go on holiday. (Prior to the 1960s the General Post Office was the name of the company that employed...