Monthly Archives: July 2011

Hamlet pronounced success

I only do it to annoy because I know it teases. As a complete break from less serious matters I want to look this week at something really important: pronunciation. Some may call me idiosyncratic, some may call me a … Continue reading

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The old battleground

Fertility and Gender is a collection of papers mainly derived from a conference by the Linacre Centre (now the Anscombe Bioethics Centre). It is edited by Helen Watt (£16). The subjects are marriage and meaning, contraception, virtue and technology, HIV … Continue reading

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Post 1 – Late news

It is some time since I tried the experiment of looking at the row of women’s magazines in Smiths, and trying to decide what someone from Mars would deduce about the human female. As I recall, her main characteristics were … Continue reading

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Post 2 – Crisis & NFP

Our regular contributor, Horace, has sent me a link to a very interesting article by a Catholic woman on her experiences with natural family planning. It is followed a large number of comments. He said that he would be interested … Continue reading

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Remembering my birthday

I am one of the few people who can remember the occasion of their birth. On November 23 1934, my granny received a telephone call. Following this she announced to me with great delight that I had been born at … Continue reading

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