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Two weeks later…

I cannot believe it is exactly two weeks since the last entry. Two weeks since plinthing and the aftermath and everything that entails. Outside, the Edgware Road has been subdued by the quietest hush. When I look out of the window, I see six sets of blue lights circling and the scene gradually emerges –

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Me, the 76th plinther!

and possibly too tired to make any sense of this at all tonight – I should probably wash the fake blood out of my hair and get some kip. But, as it happened today, today it should be recorded – however briefly. The 4th plinth was, quite simply, remarkable. The questions in my previous post

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4th plinth

Today’s brain tickler – if appearing at very short notice on the plinth, what to do? Feedback already has been stilted, people have been commenting that it is underwhelming to say the least. Estelle and I brainstorm different options today in the office. We unpack the model of a woman’s torso, with interchangeable bits to

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A lot of talk about Africa and AntiChrist

This week, two talks about “moving Africa out of poverty”. The first with the rather beguiling, measured Dambisa Moyo et al and the second, at “Business Fights Poverty” with, amongst others, Simon Maxwell of the ODI, Baroness Chalker, Sunil Sinha and Edward Bickham (Anglo-American). Two very interesting debates – which outlined the absolute breadth and

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Friday afternoon

and the end of a busy week. Outside, the clouds gather – close, summery weather, with a sharp snap of coldness to it. Several meetings this week that get the juices flowing and anomalies creep out as I begin to suss out twitter. Clearly, Germany’s laws against FGM are not as well-founded as ours. A

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