Bradford College, or as I knew it, the Tech, has been providing education and training in the city since 1832. In 2008-9, it celebrated a 175 years of providing education and training in Bradford and as part of its celebrations it has web site with 175 of its alumni and, of course, a birthday cake.
The public announcement may be a year late but the Institute of Public Administration Australia has awarded John Wanna and me the Sam Richardson Award for the most influential article published in 2007. See:
‘The Limits to Public Value, or Rescuing Responsible Government from the Platonic Guardians’,Australian Journal of Public Administration 66 (4) 2007: 406-421.
At the invitation of Richard Freeman, I gave a public lecture on ‘”How do things work around here?” Protocols and rituals in the everyday life of a government department’, and it was held in this magnificent old room.
I gave the keynote address on ‘Where we have come from’ to this colloquium organised by the Aston Centre for Europe and the Public Administration Committee of the Joint University Council for Social and Public Administration.
I chose the pictures for the covers and for no conscious reason, just happenstance, the recurrent motif was trees. So, for Comparing Westminster, we have trees on the plains.
For the Australian Political Science Association’s The Australian Study of Politics, the Australian National University gave us permission to reproduce Basil Hadley’s ‘ Almost a lizard under every tree’