One is a female, 21-year-old Cambridge University student. The other is a 55-year-old man, convicted of murder and with a history of drug crime. It would, perhaps, be reasonable to assume that they have little in common – but for a letter, sent by the Long Lartin inmate at the end of last month, after a reading that the student gave during the televised Carols from King’s service “touched [his] heart”.
Visiting Stratford to see the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of new play ‘The Christmas Truce’, I was delighted to find it intelligent and poignant, and yet highly accessible.
Somehow, tucking into extra helpings of turkey at the Christmas dinner table seems forgivable because, by noon the next day, I’ll have walked off the excess with the church Boxing Day ramble. In theory.
My work here is done. Ladies and gentlemen I give you: the Winter 2014/15 edition of InSpire.
Fast becoming an annual Christmas tradition, our annual Waddesdon outing is one that I will gladly repeat in 2015.
Pictures from the new-look Maidenhead Christmas Lights, unveiled on Saturday, 22 November 2014, in a grand switch-on outside the Town Hall.
A common Christmas crisis: finding something suitably special for one’s nearest and dearest, when twelve months earlier it seemed unlikely you’d ever better that ‘one-off’ gift. Imagine, then, the struggle for the ad team at John Lewis, who every year give the Great British public greater and greater offerings.
As you watch Andrew ice the Christmas cakes, be aware: all is not as it may at first seem.