Rodney Shakespeare taught in UK schools and colleges for thirteen years. He was Visiting Professor of Binary Economics at Trisakti University, Jakarta, Indonesia (holding the only academic post in the subject in the world), 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, and tries to improve international relations (including upholding the Iran nuclear agreement; upholding the lawful — United Nations-approved — borders of Israel; and opposing nuclear weapons in the Middle East). He is also a private tutor and 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 ethos and esprit de corps of their school and the best values of our society are joyfully passed on to the next generation.