Adrian Hilton (@Adrian_Hilton )

Adrian Hilton

Bio Lecture in politics, philosophy & political theology. Wade into education and arts. Prone to tweet about puppies. Shakespeare World Record holder bit.ly/2l5Ussh
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Account created 18-05-2010 20:42:14
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Twitter Web App : I'm sorry to say that Gavin Williamson has got no idea of the purpose of mocks, or of how most teachers assess them. I invariably marked harshly in January, which invariably spurred students (esp. boys) on to achieve their highest potential in June. Who is advising him on this? twitter.com/RosieDBennett/…

Twitter Web App : Delighted to hear this. I just wish the colour of her skin had never been a thing: #KamalaHarrisForVP could easily have been selected on merit (and, indeed, been credible to succeed #Biden in 2022). #BidenHarris2020 twitter.com/thehill/status…

Twitter Web App : Actually, for this political ignorance, crass impertinence and unacceptable rudeness toward Priti Patel, I won't be buying Ben & Jerrys Ben & JerrysUK ever again. They don't seem to want to sell ice cream to those who are reasonably concerned about illegal immigration. twitter.com/benandjerrysUK…

Twitter Web App : Thank you, Ben & Jerrys UK.
I haven't bought any for a while, but could you please specify how many of the world's refugees fleeing war and violence the UK should accommodate; and why fleeing France should be legal. Isn't France a safe refuge from war and violence?
Many thanks. twitter.com/benandjerrysUK…

Twitter Web App : What a load of crap this is. John Gielgud doesn't even rank because the author "couldn't watch a stage performance". Just listen to the recording: it is a vocal symphony of poetic ecstasy which dwarfs at least 38 of those listed. Shakespeare is far more audio than video. twitter.com/lithub/status/…

Twitter Web App : It's a pity that Rosie Duffield MP, of whom the Archbishop of Canterbury said is not only a brilliant constituency MP, but also "brave, honest, kind and passionate for justice", has been bullied off Twitter by odious Corbynites and intolerant gender fundamentalists. #rosieduffield twitter.com/RosieDuffield1…

Twitter Web App : That's fine; competition is good. More importantly, Stilton village in Cambridgeshire might have more success in lobbying the UK Govt directly to be able to produce #Stilton in its birthplace, liberated from the European Commission's 'Protected Designation of Origin' status. twitter.com/EmmaKennedy/st…

Twitter Web App : To be fair, quite a few politicians have been known to 'enhance' their academic CVs (and, indeed, embellish their life stories). Up against Trump, I don't think this damages Biden much at all: it's a case of voting for the lesser liar. twitter.com/RealJamesWoods…

Twitter Web App : '“stirring up hatred” — regardless of intent — could lead to a rise in prosecutions for those who express controversial views, carrying a maximum jail term of seven years.'
So a uni lecture (cf Regensburg) about Mohammed's prophetood might lead to jail.🙄
thescottishsun.co.uk/news/5913546/m…

Twitter Web App : Dr Charlotte Lydia Riley I'm sure most don't care, but as a fellow academic I'm sure you're aware that it's important to recognise personal bias and positionality, and Twitter is useful for holding a mirror up to our hypocrisies. Apart from that, a Tweet invites a response, otherwise you wouldn't bother.

Twitter Web App : Dr Charlotte Lydia Riley Jeremy Corbyn was born in 1949, and his third wife Laura Álvarez in 1969. Did this fact make you sort of shudder, or do those extra four years between Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds transgress your moral threshold? Or is your sort of shuddering more about a sort of prejudice?

Twitter Web App : At the end of seven years a negotiation was successfully carried out.
Unlike between Christ Church and the present Dean, which is becoming a seven-year negotiation.
Footnote #2 is interesting: we now know far more of the Censors dark arts.

(h/t Robin Ward for this gem.)

Twitter Web App : "We welcome the provisions to consolidate existing aggravated hate crimes and the repeal of the blasphemy law."
I honestly don't understand why they can't see that the Hate Crime *and Public Order* Bill simply replaces one blasphemy law with another.
thenational.scot/news/18641565.…

Twitter Web App : Melissa Benn Not quite similar, though. Schools in England will be able to appeal their students' results, and there's also an option for them to sit an actual exam. There's a route to greater justice which didn't exist in Scotland.

Twitter Web App : Why hasn't John Swinney been sacked, or 'encouraged' to resign? The trauma he inflicted on thousands of children (and parents) is immense. If the Secretary of State for Education in England presided over such a fiasco, he (rightly) wouldn't survive. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla…

Twitter Web App : I'd have thought Professor Grayling might be familiar with 'The Republic': Plato had a very great deal to say about these matters. Indeed, the EU is the reification of his preferred model of government – epistocracy. Perhaps we need more philosopher-guardians and less democracy. twitter.com/acgrayling/sta…