"What I often say is that the future of law is not Rumpole of the Bailey, and it's not John Grisham," explains Susskind. "It's not a version of what we have today slightly tweaked. It will be people working in the legal sector but offering legal services and legal help in new ways." It may be the end of the profession as immortalised in courtroom dramas, but as software eats the old jobs it will have to create new ones too. … [Read more...] about Robot doctors, online lawyers and automated architects: the future of the professions?
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Maybe future generations will wonder whether we too became complacent about the exalted standards of tennis we have been privileged to witness over the past 15 years with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic all pushing each other to ever greater heights, ably supported by Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka. Like gluttons we have gorged ourselves on feast after feast without ever stopping to savour each and every mouthful such is the scope of the banquet. … [Read more...] about Novak Djokovic’s Wimbledon final with Roger Federer showed we have never had it so good as this
He was one of 13 chefs chosen to recreate Leonardo da Vinci's painting The Last Supper in 2003, and represented the north of England in the BBC's Great British Menu in 2006. … [Read more...] about TV chef Marcus Wareing’s £5m Wimbledon home raided by ‘tourist’ burglars from Chile
The most-liked photos on Instagram are not selfies – Beyoncé’s twin pregnancy announcement last February garnered 11.2m likes, Selena Gomez’s kidney transplant in September got 10.5m likes, and the Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo’s announcement of his fourth child’s birth is currently the most-liked photo on Instagram, with 11.29m likes. … [Read more...] about ‘Art can be for everyone’: behind the scenes at the Museum of Selfies
The teaching post at Emmanuel came in 1947. A year later he produced a short book about the idiosyncratic Victorian writer Samuel Butler, now best known for The Way of All Flesh, defending him against an attack by Malcolm Muggeridge. In 1953, Furbank left academia, partly because of a stammer worsened by the prospect of lectures and tutorials. He became an editor at the publishers Macmillan, then a librarian at King's College London, and a freelance critic for the Listener. Alan Turing was a friend, and Furbank became his literary executor after the mathematician and computing pioneer killed himself in 1954. … [Read more...] about PN Furbank obituary