A Choir With No Name kind of day

We’ll get to the Choir later, but my day out begins up on the Flyover. ¬†All summer the Friends of the Flyover next to the Mersey Tunnel have been taking it over for a series of Sunday events. Aimed at getting¬†all of our opinions on a future where the Flyover is less regularly used by […]

Seaport: A Life in a Book

Seaport was originally published in 1964 when I was ten years old. And though I had my adult-side library ticket by then it must have been a reference only book, as I have no memory of bringing it home. Instead I would sit in the North Liverpool library of my childhood and pore over it […]

The Friday Walk: To the Library

Eventually we’ll be arriving here for a very difficult conversation about the future of public libraries in Liverpool. In fact this was going to be a walk around several of our beautiful public libraries to get me in the mood for the conversation. But in the event, knowing that the conversation might be about some […]

Liverpool and Sociology in 1973

In 2013 I took this rainy day walk around the University and the city as if I was back in 1973, the year I first turned up at the Eleanor Rathbone Building to study sociology. Never dreaming that five years later, in 2018, I’d once again be walking through those same doors to start a […]