Wednesday, September 30, 2009

the C20th, in ten inches

It's not been the kind of day in which it was easy to be out and taking photographs ... but for the last 24 hours I've been fiddling away with this, like a kind of digital doodle, putting together a blog header for the blog that I'm starting for my "Changing Britain" course, in a hopeful attempt to get my students to participate a bit more ... (one might say not teaching at 8.10 a.m. would be more effective than a nifty image, and I'd go along with that, but some things aren't changeable...).

So here we have - from left to right - a Spencer Gore painting of Hertfordshire, factories creeping over the landscape; a women on a 1st WW recruiting poster; an autochrome of post-Victory celebrations in 1919 in Piccadilly Circus; Woolf; the Jarrow Hunger March; George Orwell at a BBC microphone; London in the Blitz; the sleeve to Abbey Road; the Notting Hill Carnival; West Indian immigrants disembarking from the Windrush; the Sex Pistols, and a Martin Parr photo of a largeish lady sitting under a Union Jack. There! The C20th, in 1o inches.


  1. 8:10 a.m.?!? But you're chair -- You can change anything! ;-)

  2. is the only time that I can teach AND also get to all the meetings that are scheduled and that I'm expected to be present at. Change of a more profound kind would require wand, book of potions, bats' eyes, etc.