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Note:Francis Bennion sadly died on 28 January 2015.

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Other non-fiction writings

 

Introduction to FB’s other non-fiction writings

 

Writings on Freethought and Humanism

Humanist Dilemmas

1994.007 ‘That fallacious “Golden Rule”’ New Humanist Vol. 109 No. 1 (1994)

1995.007 'Bitter roots or real books?’ New Humanist Vol. 110 No. 1 (1995)

1996.004 'Struck by (bottled) lightning’ New Humanist Vol. 111 Nos. 3 & 4 (1996-1997)

 

Articles in The Freethinker

 

Letters in The Freethinker

 

Historical writings

1998.018 ‘So Why Did The Oxen Need A Ford?’, Oxford Today, Michaelmas 1998, pp. 28-30

See this reference to the article by James O'Fee

‘Oxford's Old Congregation House’ (unpublished)

‘A Taste Of Hearne’s Collections’ (unpublished)

1999.028 ‘Should we apologise for slavery, colonisation and imperialism?’ Oxford Times, 9 July 1999

1999.031 'Current slavery in the Sudan' (unpublished)

‘Lead-up to the Great War’ (unpublished).

 

Writings on Education

2005.001 Full review of Killing Thinking by Mary Evans and Where Have All the Intellectuals Gone? by Frank Furedi

2005.007 Short review of Killing Thinking by Mary Evans, PAT Journal, March/April 2005

 

Writings on the English Language

Political correctness

A Dictionary on Political correctness (unpublished)

Articles etc on political correctness

2004.023 'Racism: Ron Atkinson’s TV slip', The Times 28 April 2004

2004.035 ‘Is Political Correctness the Problem – or Is It Something Else?’ Com L Vol 13, No 3 Dec 2004 39

2004.126 FBBB116 "Sent to Coventry for saying 'nigger'", Blog 15 Dec 2004

2005.037 'Don't call the Old "Older"', 169 JP (18 Jun 2005) 473

 

Grammar and syntax

Articles etc on grammar and syntax

2004.017 Use of ‘criteria’, ‘schedule’ and ‘debacle’, E-mail to Channel Four TV, 21 August 2004.

2004.018 Use of ‘deteriorating’ and ‘hand’, E-mail to Channel Four TV, 21 August 2004.

2004.019 Use of ‘longitude’, E-mail to Channel Four TV, 21 August 2004

 

Writings on Animal Rights

1963.001 'Animal Rights' (unpublished)

 

People written about by FB

Obituaries

Carter, Godfrey 2003.016, 2003.017

Erdman, Edward 2003.015

Jenkins, Roy (Lord Jenkins of Hillhead) 2003.013

McWhirter, Norris 2004.129

Rose, Barry 2005.053

Skemp, Terence 2003.058

Smith, Sir John 2003.014

Todd, Sir Garfield 2002.010

Wilberforce, Lord 2003.059

Oxford DNB

Cherry, Sir Benjamin Lennard 2004.030

 

Other people written about

Atkinson, Ron 2004.023, 2004.126

Dyke, Greg 2004.039

Foot, Paul 2004.013, 2004.015, 2005.011

 

Personal letters written by FB

1990.011 'The BBC and bucking the trend', Letter to Marmaduke Hussey (BBC), 4 July 1990

1999.037 'The British Empire and slavery', Letter to Evan Harris MP, 12 June 1999

2004.130 'The Boy'. Letter to Prof. Germaine Greer, 8 Dec 2004

 

Miscellaneous non-fiction writings

1946.003 'The art of Thomas Hardy', Essay by FB written in Nov 1946. Published only on this website

1949.002 'Cellini the Superb', Everybody's Weekly, 1 Jan 1949

2005.052 FBBB123 'Treachery of the Intelligentsia', Published as a blog