How John Lewis Owns Christmas

Here’s an article I wrote with my colleague Tim Hill for The Conversation about John Lewis’ 2016 Christmas advertising campaign. How John Lewis Owns Christmas

The Performativity of Medicine

The performativity of medicine. I’ve had a few blood tests recently. I got an email from my brother, who happens to be a doctor, suggesting that we (me and my other brother) get our bloods done. He listed a few symptoms and one resonated with me. You see, for a while, I’d been feeling wiped… Read more »

On swinging…

On swinging … a golf club again. Part 2 If you read my last post you’ll know that I’ve started playing golf again. Encouraged by a group of friends in Bristol, and with more leisure time to hand, now I’m an empty nester, I’ve headed back onto the golf course. Clearly, Mark Twain never went… Read more »

On swinging…

On swinging… … a golf club again. Part 1 People are often surprised when I tell them I play golf (I fly-fish too but that’s for another blog). After explaining that I grew up less than half-a-mile from the nearest course, occasionally caddied there for pocket money, had my first six lessons and bought my… Read more »