Tag: England

A Real Imagined Community

A Real Imagined Community

The Paralympics have finished, the euphoria has died down, and the weather is quickly getting colder. After one of the most blistering, enjoyable and exhausting Olympic/Paralympic games in modern history, this small island is fast reverting back to the status quo and hurriedly forgetting this extremely brief diversion. In Britain it is September, which means the beginning of the latest education cycle, […]

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A Very Grey Country; Britain

A Very Grey Country; Britain

I live in Britain, known informally by the rest of the world as ‘England’, whose official name is the ‘United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’ a state that has only been in existence for less than 80 years. Despite being legally unified with Wales in the 1530s, we only became ‘Great Britain’ when the Act of Union in […]

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