Rodney Shakespeare taught in UK schools and colleges for thirteen years. He was Visiting Professor of Binary Economics at Trisakti University, Jakarta, Indonesia, and is the author or co-author of four books with the fifth in preparation. Binary Economics is a new paradigm economics which, among other things, addresses the technological shift now smashing out traditional well-paid jobs. He is the author of http://www.binaryeconomics.net.
Rodney is a Cambridge MA, a qualified Barrister and a well-known lecturer at conferences dealing with money, the real economy, and social and economic justice. He broadcasts on various TV and radio stations, tries to improve international relations (including upholding the Iran nuclear agreement) and is Chair of the Committee Against Torture in Bahrain.
Rodney is a widower with two children and two grandchildren. Due to an accident he has impaired hearing.
The insight that all schools should have their own School (Assembly) Song came to him thirty years ago and he wrote the first song for primary school children – I’ll Never Forget. However, although the song itself is of undoubted quality, there was a negative reaction to the general concept of school (assembly) songs.
Today, however, the situation is changing and a more sensible attitude prevails. In particular, people are aware of the need to ensure that young people do not feel, or become, alienated and that the best values of our society are passed on to the next generation.