Elizabeth and Ada [two girls singing]

This elegant angel stands in Warriston cemetry, Edinburgh. It was raised to  remember two sisters: Elizabeth Charlotte Turnbull who died aged 15 months of Typoid Fever: Ada Isabella Turnbull who … Continue reading Elizabeth and Ada [two girls singing]

Playfair brought light

The architect William Henry Playfair brought light to specimens in jars. More than two hundred years later so did Kathleen Jamie in her book FINDINGS. I was born in Edinburgh … Continue reading Playfair brought light

‘Workforce wellbeing’

Last Friday I learned that the Royal College of Psychiatrists was worried that my ideas were “over-valued”. The same day the College shared its full response to the recent General … Continue reading ‘Workforce wellbeing’

Under-valued ideas

Almost a year ago the Chair of the Scottish Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Professor John Crichton, phoned me in connection with a wider debate around the media … Continue reading Under-valued ideas