Editorial
[ Issue 8 ]

Language, literature, music, nature, the performing arts, hobbies, science and humour all deserve Emily Bronto's approval

Bikwil offers acclaim to language, literature, music, nature, the performing arts, hobbies, science and humour

Editorial

In the Editorial to Issue 8 Tony Rogers calls for contributions to a proposed occasional series (probably to be known as Up-front Popularizers) which will celebrate those people with the gift for disseminating abstruse interests with entertaining clarity.
 

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Manifesto of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palimpsests
— Tony Rogers

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Hope I didn’t excite you too much. Look, let me reassure you. To the best of my knowledge, there are very few recycled parchments living dispossessed lives under totalitarian regimes, though some do live repossessed lives under restrictive glass.

Be that as it may, you’ll no doubt be aware that Bikwil has this thing going with the spirit of liberated enquiry into all kinds of unobtrusive obsessions. Well — and this is where "popular frontism" comes in — today we call for contributions to a proposed occasional series (Up-front Popularizers?) celebrating those men and women with the gift for emancipating abstruse interests and disseminating them with entertaining clarity.

So how about it? Do you have a favourite creator of a "Made Simple" book or broadcast programme, however old, you'd like to extol in Bikwil? Jacob Bronowski, say, or Jostein Gaarder, Robert Hughes, Julius Sumner Miller, Bertrand Russell, Carl Sagan, H.G. Wells, Sister Wendy Becket . . .

Ok, then, let's hear about the popularizer you especially like.

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