This photograph is of a corridor that led out to a courtyard in the old hospital that I trained in. That hospital was Royal Cornhill in Aberdeen. I used to … Continue reading EXIT music
This is the first of a few passages that delighted me in “A Far Cry From Kensington” by Muriel Spark. The date is circa 1954.
I recently shared what was not redacted from the 300 page response of a ‘Subject Access’ inquiry that I made to the Royal College of Psychiatrists. This response reveals that … Continue reading The Royal College of Psychiatrists and sunshine: ‘Gordon Bennett’!
This film is for Robin Hyde. Credits belong to the Godwits and not me.
At the end of last year the sodium street lamps in our street were updated and the light changed from sodium yellow to electric white. As odd as this may … Continue reading Artificial light
This is a short film about my visit to meet with Henry Home (Lord Kame) on the 1st January 2019. Henry Home was a central figure in the Scottish Enlightenment. … Continue reading Two shadows in conversation
I made this film for our son Andrew after he returned from a year of doing voluntary work in Guyana:
Yesterday I visited Edinburgh. I enjoyed a number of archives: one was an archive of stitching by young Scots women [S A M P L E R S], one was … Continue reading ‘An unseen archive’
Yesterday I asked the President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists: “I was wondering when the planned meeting to consider the shared experience of long term antidepressant prescribing, and the … Continue reading The ladder of participation
This post is based on a feature in today’s Scottish Life about Dr Robert Blomfield.
A few photographs taken at Edinburgh Botanic Gardens on Sunday 2nd September 2018 and a gathered posie of word-flowers of others.:
It has been many years now since ABPI introduced a new Code that put an end to the ‘gifting’ of relatively low value merchandise to healthcare professionals from industry representatives. … Continue reading Crappy Branded Stuff