The Art of Conversation

Society Syndrome

June 28th, 2017 What do you talk about? Work, the weather, love, sex, tv, music? Do you enjoy juicy gossip about celebrities or friends? How much do you even remember of what people say to you – or you say…

Lambs to the Slaughter?

Society Syndrome

The history of the world, according to Marx, is a history of struggle; you could well argue, the history of wit is one of images – particularly pithy, provocative images in historic tomes like Punch which have contributed to the gaiety of…

Prepare for a Bumpy Ride

Society Syndrome

How many people claim: ‘I don’t need this’ or ‘I could do without that’ when things go wrong? They don’t like hassle, aggravation or stress; nor do I. But sometimes a ‘quiet life’ becomes a euphemism for an unfulfilled, unrequited…

Have Your Say Day

Society Syndrome

An extraordinary event took place at Hackney Town Hall on Wednesday, 27th June 2012, the UK’s first “Have Your Say Day” for young people was held in the Council Chamber. The event was introduced by Diane Abbott, MP for Hackney…