Things To Read, Watch, and Listen To

For the medics, especially the newly minted ones and the older ones who have become jaded with their experience, there’s Michelle Au’s fabulous commencement address to the graduating doctors of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. Michelle is an attending physician in anaesthesiology in the US and one of what I imagine must have been the first wave of medical bloggers, at The Underwear Drawer.

For the politicos, for the people who are taking an interest in equal marriage legislation, there are these videos of the presentation and Q&A session that John Curtice did for St Mary’s Cathedral this past Sunday on the subject of public opinion of same sex relationships and the cultural shift that has been seen in that opinion over the last 30 years. This is one that will interest the nerds and the activists alike.

For the musicians and the Anglicans, a lovely piece on Radio 4 about the boy choristers of the Queen’s Coronation in 1953. There are some lovely stories about not rustling chocolate wrappers in the choir stalls and a good cobweb-sweeping dose of Parry and Handel. I was thinking as I listened to it of the late and much missed George Wilson, whom I met in a different set of choir stalls, at St Peter’s Church in Stockton, fifty years after he had been one of those choristers. Available on iPlayer for another 5 days.

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One comment

  1. Ooh, the Parry, indeed. There’s a headiness in singing something so …HUGE. The literal music of the spheres, and the hair on your arms raises. Thanks for the heads-up.


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