Wednesday, November 26, 2003
Plato, Socrates and all that
I suppose that it was inevitable that the 30,000th Assembly Question should be asked in Plenary by the very erudite and well-respected Tory devolutionist, David Melding. Typically his question was on the teaching of classics in secondary schools. When the question is asked in the pub, "What did the Romans do for us?" then our young people should be able to provide an adequate answer, he asserted. I agree. Later in a debate on the reform of the Common Agriculture Policy a Labour AM referred to a "sheep monoculture". I didn't actually know that sheep had a culture. If they do will it be based on a classical education?