Speeches

Commando

In his poem Little Gidding, T S Eliot said the following: “What we call the beginning is often the end / And to make an end is to make a beginning. / The end is where we start from.” So let me begin, as it were, at the end. Deneys Reitz wr... [read more]

Leipoldt

A few weeks ago, at a rather grand garden party in Bishopscourt, I fleetingly bumped into an acquaintance who is an attorney. Seeing me, he stopped and told me, fairly abruptly, how he had recently discovered Leipoldt’s trilogy of historical novels... [read more]