Rodney Shakespeare is a widower with two children and two grandchildren. He taught in UK schools and colleges for thirteen years and is a private tutor, a Cambridge MA, and a qualified Barrister. He is a well-known lecturer at real economy conferences dealing with social and economic justice and was Visiting Professor of Binary Economics at Trisakti University, Jakarta, Indonesia (holding the only academic post in the subject in the world). He is the author or co-author of five books and is the author of http://www.binaryeconomics.net . His latest book (in preparation) is A New Paradigm Response.
The insight that all schools should have their own School (Assembly) Song came to him a long time 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 then 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.
Rodney is Chair of the Committee Against Torture in Bahrain and a recipient of the (Martin Luther) King-Kelso Award. Due to an accident he has impaired hearing.