Brilliant class on Piers Plowman, Poly-Olbion and Robin Hood today - I really like my students at the moment, and some of them even read the texts… Piers is brilliant - the narrator makes it very clear that the Big Society is canting, hypocritical bullshit that won't get you to heaven - try the Prologue and Passae 1 and 4. Don't read Poly-Olbion: it's deadly.
Now I'm off to Birmingham for a three hour meeting about West Midlands fencing. See you at 8 tomorrow morning so I can write tomorrow morning's lecture on Britishness. What an exciting life!