Archive for 2011

All the articles posted on this website can be found here, organised in chronological sequence according to their date of writing or first publication.

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Passport to Peking: a Very British Mission to Mao’s China »

April 10th, 2011 | Posted in: Articles General, News and Previews

Going under the hammer at Sotheby’s – the Ming tombs »

April 9th, 2011 | Posted in: News and Previews (past)

One of Stanley Spencer’s two oil paintings of the Ming Tombs, made in 1954, is coming up for sale at Sotheby’s in June.  The painting is part of the Evill/Frost collection,  which is to be sold in an auction commencing on June 15th in order to raise a fund for underwater archaeology. The painting was recently  displayed for a week in Hong Kong, together […]

Ruins at the Open University, 25 May 2011 »

April 9th, 2011 | Posted in: News and Previews (past)

   We are having another post-screening discussion of Patrick Keiller’s film “Robinson in Ruins” at the Open University between 2-5pm on Wednesday 25 May.  Further information here»

On English vision and the ground beneath Llewelyn Powys’s feet, Hand Hotel, Llangollen, 21 August 2011 »

April 8th, 2011 | Posted in: News and Previews, News and Previews (past)

   I’ll be speaking at the annual conference of the  Powys Society, revisiting some of the themes of The Village that Died for England.  Details, which are still in the process of formation, can be found here»

How to Hide – a conversation on Resonance FM’s “The Thread” »

March 22nd, 2011 | Posted in: Articles General, Potemkinism and Camouflage

“The Thread” is a series of discussions run by the London Consortium on Resonance 104.4fm. This programme, entitled “How to Hide” and broadcast on 22 March, was presented by James Wilkes and took the form of a conversation with Sophie Nield, Synnove Fredericks and myself – about camouflage and related matters.

On Living in a World of Facades: from Prince Potemkin’s villages to the Berlin Wall, Iraq and the Truman Show »

February 11th, 2011 | Posted in: Articles General, Potemkinism and Camouflage

A public lecture delivered at the Architectural Association in London on 8 February 2011.

Charles W. Hayford on Passport to Peking – in The Library Journal (1 Feb 2011) »

February 2nd, 2011 | Posted in: Articles General, News and Previews (past)

“Acerbic and fair-minded . . . social comedy with a rueful edge…” and “a reminder that there was a moment, before the sky darkened and the earth opened up, when the People’s Republic seemed full of possibility”. »

January 27th, 2011 | Posted in: Articles General, News and Previews

Richard B Woodward reviews Passport to Peking in the Wall Street Journal» Raymond Zhong, does the same – also in the Wall Street Journal»

14 Little Red Huts at the London School of Economics »

January 26th, 2011 | Posted in: Articles General, News and Previews (past)

George Bernard Shaw Greets the Russian Socialist Utopia

On Living in a World of Facades: from Prince Potemkin’s villages to the Berlin Wall, Iraq and the Truman Show »

January 17th, 2011 | Posted in: News and Previews (past)