This summer, A.C. Grayling visited Gladstone's Library and delivered the Founder's Day address entitled 'The Necessity of a Liberal Education'.
For a taste of academia as it should be, watch the following video (at YouTube):
This is the personal blog of Steve Lewis - aka sjlewis55. It contains (what he considers to be) interesting and amusing fragments drawn from life. Perhaps, it is in the marginalia that we find true meaning.