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Gwyneth Williams is a former controller of BBC Radio 4.
One early morning, in the last turning week of the year, my spirits lift at the sight of the dawn ahead; the full moon, low in the sky, gleaming like a silver penny as it falls.
To escape the tyranny of the rolling news cycle we urgently need to draw on other fields of knowledge – history, science, philosophy, and the imaginative truth of art
I arrive to bright, early winter heat: jagged mountains frame the horizon, purple bougainvilleas shimmer beyond the deep gutters of the road.
We talked and then Margaret said, “Well, there’s always war.” At once I knew we had a Reith.
My week, from finding a way through the fog to getting the quarterly audience figures.