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George Carey

...a former Archbishop of Canterbury? Talking about? And here I quote - ‘Lord George Carey applies Jamie Oliver’s famous dictum [Just Five Ingredients!] to a post-Brexit Britain’
Which means?
Considering the five great institutions of our civilisation - Parliament, the judiciary, the police, the church and the media - and asking: Whom can we trust?
Yet despite the searingly earnest solemnity of this question, Carey’s warm series of observations about the state of our nation proved unexpected. Indeed, considering today IS a Sunday, it did feel akin to a non-denominational, non-politicised sermon, complete with gentle humours and asides.
Feel-good rather than spilled milk bruised, this was, if nothing else, an ‘alternative’ addition to the fierce and often angry commentaries that all of us are currently having to negotiate.

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Blenheim Palace HSBC In partnership with HSBC Desmond and Fiona Heyward Lady Hatch Jill Dunsmore Mary and Cecil Quillen Italian Cultural Institute Owen Mumford Schools programme partner HM Government of Gibraltar Sponsor of festival green room Gibunco Group Hedges Law Lawyers to the festival Seabourn Luxury Cruises Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller European Commission Schools and colleges programme The Oxford Times Regional media partner Bear Ram Elk Digital Strategy and Web Design Eynsham Hall Floris of London Oxford Cultural Collective Macdonald Bear Hotel Festival hotel Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner Lord’s Taverners Festival sports charity partner The Feathers Hotel The King’s Arms The Sloane Club Literary Review Liaison Financial Services OX magazine K T Bruce Photography Save the Children Bookshop Experience Oxfordshire Wake up to Woodstock