MIKE GULLIVER

Deaf geographies, and other worlds.

GREEN > BLUE > ORANGE (this one’s about Deaf space)

Following my initial post on the Deaflympics, I went home with something nagging at the back of my mind. I felt like I’d written a reasonable post, that should have … Continue reading

August 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

A reply (of sorts) from Ofsted

Today, following my complaint to Ofsted about the ridiculous cartoon BSL-based consultation documents that they’ve been putting online – they wrote to me. The letter is unfortunately, the same as … Continue reading

June 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

‘Disabled’ or ‘with disabilities’

I recently overheard someone saying that it’s no longer ‘correct’ to talk about ‘Disabled people’. Apparently, the UN and other international organizations use “people with disabilities” instead. It makes me think that we’ve slipped … Continue reading

September 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

Milan again?

Looking through the media coverage of the HFAE bill, have you noticed how much it mirrors the debates of the congress of Milan in 1880? In fact, it’s revealing how … Continue reading

March 18, 2008 · 2 Comments

A plea to the press on Clause 14 (HFAE Bill)

I know it sells papers… gets ratings… draws crowds… and there’s nothing better than a bloodfest to get the juices flowing… but this (highlights added) “Concepts of equality and parental … Continue reading

March 12, 2008 · 2 Comments

Response to John Humphries

I’ve been spurred back to writing by yesterday’s response to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill by Tomato Lichy and Paula Garfield on Radios 2 and 4… and particularly by … Continue reading

March 11, 2008 · 8 Comments

Chapter one nearly done

It’s dragging on… but the end of chapter one is in sight. I had a meeting with my two new geography supervisors, Yvonne Whelan and Robert Mayhew on Tuesday and … Continue reading

March 1, 2007 · 2 Comments