Top Deck, again.
I’ve just been to Norwich to visit Minnie at UEA. Sitting together on the top deck of the No.25 bus, heading into the city, Minnie listed the ways in which students are like primary school children.
‘We have a nap; we look forward to that. We eat fishfingers and beans. We watch children’s TV. We wear bobble hats and mittens. We play games like ‘Duck Duck Goose‘. We have packed lunch. We have gerbils. We do dressing up. We get really exited when it snows…’
How proud I am of that child. Greek philosophy and funny too. This is the kind of cultural insight that Mandelson would crush!
So, sitting on the top deck with Minnie prompts me to post this recording of the Top Deck show that I did earlier this year with Jolyon Jenkins for Radio Four, with thanks to the good people at Speechification.
I found it today whilst ego-googling the Off The Page programme I recently recorded for Radio Four, trying to find out when it’s due for broadcast. Thursday 26th November at 1.30pm, I discover.