Tom Shakespeare

Speech at University of Sunderland honorary degree ceremony

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Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen It is such a great honour to return to Sunderland to receive this award. I have such happy memories of working here at the University.  I remember talented students and hard-working colleagues.  I relish all the laughs we shared, including editing the samizdhat staff newsletter in Thornhill Park… Read More from Speech at University of Sunderland honorary degree ceremony

Speaking up

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One Sunday morning at Newcastle Quaker Meeting, when an older Friend said to me how much she had enjoyed my contribution to the worship that morning. She added that she always enjoyed my ministry. I swelled with pride momentarily, thinking myself wise, until she explained that she was hard of hearing. Apparently, when I spoke… Read More from Speaking up