Coming to a brief spell of teaching at De Montfort I thought it might be of use to the casual cultured visitor to point out some of the less well-known elements of Leicester that are worthy of consideration.
Into the top 10 dinners of 2016 goes de Belhamel. Canal-side dining with charming service, it made me happy to be alive.
Into the top ten of the worst dinners I've ever had. I wanted to be nice but I have to tell it like it is.
A short guide to Southwark jury service - how to survive and how to thrive.
Can there be anyone who writes about food in London who hasn’t devoted a post to Borough Market? I don’t usually like to follow the herd but since I’ve been confined to SE1 for an age doing my citizenly duty I felt I had to share my experience. Borough Market is a (ugh) ‘foodie heaven’…
Arguing for a landmark museum of classical music in the City of London.
A couple of weeks ago I went back to the north for a conference in Middlesbrough.* Some academics complain about having to go to conferences but for me, no matter where they take place (even Holloway Road), there’s always something to be learnt by getting out of the conference and having a good wander around. This…