Over the last few weeks, Anderton Park Primary School in Balsall Heath, Birmingham, has been the centre of controversy, with a number of protests taking place against the teaching of LGBT awareness to primary school age children. The school is based in an area of the city with a predominantly large Pakistani Muslim population, so naturally the majority of children attending the school come from … Continue reading “Identity Politics” – when ideologies collide
While in Kings Heath yesterday afternoon, I noticed an ‘Opening Soon!’ sign in a shop window. I paid no attention at first, then as I took a further few steps, I thought to myself “I bet I know what this is!” So I stopped for a second and looked up at the shop sign. I was right. A Turkish barber shop. And that reminded me … Continue reading Why so many Turkish barber shops?
Since I was a child, I have loved the adventures of “Doctor Who”, the longest running show ever and one of the BBC’s finest creations. For the uninitiated, it tells the tale of a ‘Time Lord’ from the planet of Gallifrey, who stole a time machine called the TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimensions in Space) which was supposed to change its form to blend in … Continue reading Doctor Who: adventures in time, space, political correctness and diversity