2018年11月8日 星期四

牛津大學 Wolfson College,






Wolfson College /ˈwʊlfsən/ is a constituent college of the University of Oxford in England. Located in north Oxford along the River Cherwell, Wolfson is an ...


因為熟讀過Isaiah Berlin (牛津大學Wolfson College創始院長Founding President,1909-97) 的傳記和某些作品, 所以感覺此地很親切。
Wolfson College 網頁的 College History 特別介紹Berlin 院長:https://www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/history/berlin
很意思有的是,網頁似乎完全沒說建物捐贈者家族:內行人知道, Wolfson College 的 Wolfson家族是也: https://www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/history/berlin
幾年前,聽許達然學長說,他見過Berlin,可惜談什麼都忘記了。
雖然介紹該學院重視自然科學和技術,不過2015.11.9 參訪學院網頁,知道她有西藏/喜瑪拉雅研究的年度演講:
Inaugural annual Aris Lecture in Tibetan studies
Professor Janet Gyatso gave the first annual Aris lecture on Thursday October 22 for the Tibetan and Himalayan...
University of Oxford──和 Tony Fonolahi 及其他 8 人
Coming up to its 50th anniversary, Wolfson College is one of the youngest colleges in Oxford and prides itself on a non-hierarchical structure, where students and professors eat and talk side-by-side.
The college motto, 'humani nil alienum', is from a quote by the Roman playwright Terence that translates as: 'Nothing to do with human beings is foreign to me.'

2018年11月6日 星期二

The era of spanking is finally over



The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents not spank, hit or slap their children. That's a good thing, writes Elizabeth Gershoff for CNN Opinion.

Yes -- spanking is just a euphemism for "hitting children." We do not allow adults to hit each other, but for some reason American society has decided it should be legal and even desirable for adults to hit children, writes Elizabeth T. Gershoff for CNN Opinion