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Sunday, March 08, 2009

Lost tools of learning - Dorothy Sayers revisited

Known best for the Lord Peter Whimsey detective fiction, Dorothy Sayers was the first woman graduate of Oxford and gave this commencement speech at Oxford.

I do not agree with everything she is saying but it is worth thinking about -

The draw down of our educational capital which she speaks about is something that needs to be discussed.

Often I have reflected on why the human systems have not kept up with the tool systems we have developed, and Sayers may be pointing towards an answer.

For women especially, but for all thoughtful people, please take a moment to look at this speech by a farsighted courageous woman who speaks to us from the past, to help us with charting new courses in the future.

May the light be with you!

Mei Lin

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