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 six books (his latest book is A New Paradigm Response) and is the author of http://www.binaryeconomics.net and http://www.sunparadigm.org
The insight that all schools should have their own Assembly Song came to him a long time ago and he wrote I’ll Never Forget for primary school children. However, although the Song itself is of undoubted quality, there was then a negative reaction to the general concept of Assembly Songs.
Nevertheless, today, and splendidly, the situation is changing and more sensible attitudes prevail. 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.