In the last couple of weeks there have been two wonderful news stories involving Eton College - and, as some of you surely know, Jackson Junior attends this school in the eternal hope that it will instil a love of learning and culture into his teenage brain. For this reason, I tend to notice these stories and they are too good not to s...
'Eton Style'Oct 25thposted by Administrator in Business Newscomments: 1
Food TalkOct 11thposted by Administrator in Business Newscomments: 0
Another thing our students are interested in - or maybe worried about - when they come to Park House is the food. Of course it goes without saying that they are also interested in the English tense system, differences between adjectives and adverbs and how to form beautiful and grammatically correct questions, but food is most definitely up there alongside 'if' conditionals.
Bike TalkOct 4thposted by Administrator in Business Newscomments: 0
One real trend that we have seen at Park House this year has been an interest in cycling. Over the years, we have had many cycling enthusiasts at Park House but this year has been exceptional. Maybe it's the effect of the London Olympics (Team GB does seem to be rather good at cycling) or maybe it's the triumph of 'Wiggo' in the 2012 Tour de France. Bradley Wiggins rode his bike down the Champs...
BeertalkSep 27thposted by Administrator in Business Newscomments: 0
This week has seen the start of the Oktoberfest in Germany and thoughts around the Park House table have turned to beer. The somewhat wet start last weekend in no way dampened enthusiasm for this event which saw around 850,000 beer enthusiasts gather on Day One for the traditional tapping of the first Oktoberfest barrel and those magic words: "O'zapft is!". Many of our students work for comp...
Table Talk and Euro Chat at Park House:Sep 21stposted by Administrator in Business Newscomments: 0
What are the news stories that have most impressed guests at Park House this week. Could it be the eighth round of quantitative easing in Japan, the news that business activity in the Eurozone has fallen again and that the so called PMI index has dipped to its lowest level for 3 years , or could it be the latest political disagreement on tax or education between coalition partners here in the U...
Euroblog - TabletalkNov 21stposted by Administrator in Business Newscomments: 0
What is the view of the Eurocrisis as seen from the dining table at Park House? As you may imagine, this is currently a hot topic and dominates our discussions as we enjoy a tender slice of locally shot wild duck, a tasty caper sauce and one or two of those excellent bottles of dark Chilean Merlot, followed by Jeannette's mouth-wateringly delicious meringue and ra...
Saving The EuroSep 22ndposted by Administrator in Business Newscomments: 0
Saving the Euro requires action on a huge scale
It lies with the politicians to convince international markets that the euro is worth saving. Markets, and in particular, speculators, continue to bet against it and the single currency faces potential ruin. Yes; it has got that serious. Nothing short of a series of drastic financial measures from politicians of euro-zone...
What goes around comes aroundSep 15thposted by Administrator in Business Newscomments: 0
What goes around does indeed come around:
Four hundred years ago, British capital began to flow into India. The East India Company was created and the foundations of the empire were laid.
But over the last ten years, the opposite has occurred. Capital is beginning to flow in earnest in the other direction. Tata Group; a conglomerate with a va...