an Age like this

George Orwell: thoughts and feelings of today [currently 2019]                  

Admitted to a Mental Hospital: Gordon Bennett

Russell T. Davies and Ian McEwan are just two of many writers who like to imagine how the world might have “unfolded” had there been slight changes to past events. … Continue reading Admitted to a Mental Hospital: Gordon Bennett

“And the Gordon Bennett Trophy goes to . . .”

It is likely that you will know the phrase “Gordon Bennett” as an expression of incredulity. But who was Gordon Bennett? And why is he remembered in this way? James … Continue reading “And the Gordon Bennett Trophy goes to . . .”

“Strategic partnerships with industry”

A new series of posts will seek to reveal what Hole Ousia can of healthcare’s “strategic partnership with industry”.    

‘No Holds Barred’

This is the last “No Holds Barred” column by Dr Margaret McCartney: Screening is only for people with no symptoms. If you have symptoms it’s not screening. Screening is often … Continue reading ‘No Holds Barred’

Shifting light, changing skies and sudden vistas

On the 11th June 2014 I received the above message from Alexander McCall Smith. You can perhaps imagine how this affected me. The Great Tapestry of Scotland. One of my … Continue reading Shifting light, changing skies and sudden vistas

The Scottish Public Want Sunshine

There is a long standing joke about the lack of sunshine in Scotland. Three years ago I began the process of raising a petition with the Scottish Parliament to urge … Continue reading The Scottish Public Want Sunshine