Aug 28, 2023Liked by Maurice Frank

In advance of any 'citizen of nowhere' posturing, here's a snippet from an amazing speech, and a link to it https://joanna-bryson.blogspot.com/2016/10/loyalty-to-second-country-is-like.html

loyalty to a second country [is like] having a second child


I was disappointed to hear the [British] Prime Minister [Theresa May] say that: “If you believe you are a citizen of the world, you’re a citizen of nowhere. You don’t understand what the very word ‘citizenship’ means.” I disagree. I would submit that giving your loyalty to a second country, and making a contribution to its progress and success, is not dissimilar to having a second child: you do not halve your love, you double it.

We will continue to work for the idea that a university has, in its very being and purpose, an international aspect, as it has had since medieval days when wandering scholars commuted between Bologna and Paris and Oxford. We will continue to welcome and support, to whatever extent we can, pre- and post-Brexit, an international academic body.

And we would do well to keep in mind that most universities will outlast most governments.

With best regards

Chris Brink, Vice Chancellor of Newcastle University

From his letter about what the University of Newcastle is doing for its staff and students. The link above also links his full statement.

Expand full comment

Getting to get in line... Fun fun. I hope they're still allowing multiple, not just dual. Having the third sets me up for starting the path to the fourth!

Expand full comment