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  1. Legal eagles should stay out of sight

    Posted Sep 10th 2005, 12:00am by Tim Hamlett

    ... Tim Hamlett An interesting new offering greets the start of the new school year- the arrival in our household of a document from school calling itself a 'contract'. This sets out in quasi-legal terms the obligations expected of my heir and also those expected of his parents. There is, oddly enough, no effusion of legal split-infinitives 'to conscientiously instruct ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/515637/legal-eagles-should-stay-out-sight
  2. Tell me how I can bear this mace

    Posted Nov 05th 2005, 12:00am by Tim Hamlett

    ... with Tim Hamlett A question has been bothering me for two years now. What is the correct way of bearing the mace? A mace bearer is commonly found in academic processions. He (or, ... know how the wretched thing should be carried it would be a great kindness if you could let me know before Monday afternoon. hamlett@hkbu.edu.hk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/523522
  3. When words fail just try verbiage instead

    Posted Oct 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Tim Hamlett

    ... with Tim Hamlett Interesting piece the other week from some distant superprof about the importance to modern education of 'defined learning outcomes'- just another irritating twig on the thicket of bureaucracy which increasingly surrounds any attempt at education. When I was an undergraduate, my university suffered from what would now be considered a catastrophic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/521465
  4. tim hamlett's hong kong

    Posted Jun 14th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Hamlett

    ... Tim Hamlett The writ of habeas corpus is- like most legal items identified by a fragment of Latin- an antique. Indeed, it has some claims to be the oldest antique still functioning. ... liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent.' Tim Hamlett is associate professor in the department of journalism of the school of communications, Hong Kong Baptist University. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/552663/tim-hamletts-hong-kong
  5. Tim Hamlett's Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 13th 2008, 12:00am by Tim Hamlett

    ... Tim Hamlett A veteran journalist and Baptist University academic, Tim looks at the issues facing the city. E-mail him at hamlett@hkbu.edu.hk With all due respect to our headline writing department, I thought Monday's announcement that the coming budget would 'please all' was a bit optimistic. No doubt there is some difficulty in condensing government-speak such as, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/626059/tim-hamletts-hong-kong
  6. Tim Hamlett's Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Tim Hamlett

    ... Tim Hamlett A veteran journalist and Baptist University academic, Tim looks at the issues facing the city. E-mail him at hamlett@hkbu.edu.hk Christmas is a time for families to get ... family Christmas was a success, and that you treated your pigeons well, that they may fly home again next year. Following the death of Kevin Sinclair, Tim Hamlett will be the regular columnist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621403/tim-hamletts-hong-kong
  7. tim hamlett's hong kong

    Posted Jun 21st 2006, 12:00am by Tim Hamlett

    ... Tim Hamlett I thought the row over two radio show hosts and their 'indecent assault' poll would have blown over by now. But it has entered an ominous new phase. The forces ... and encouraged by a large group of boring writers who would like their style to be compulsory. Would you be seen dead in this company? Tim Hamlett is associate professor in the department of journalism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/553625/tim-hamletts-hong-kong
  8. Tim Hamlett's Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 06th 2008, 12:00am by Tim Hamlett

    ... Tim Hamlett A veteran journalist and Baptist University academic, Tim looks at the issues facing the city. E-mail him at hamlett@hkbu.edu.hk Why is Chung Yik-tin in jail? Chung is the man who appeared in court on Friday charged with publishing an obscene article, namely a revealing picture of a film star. Chung was described as thin, wearing glasses and with a moustache, so we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/625615/tim-hamletts-hong-kong
  9. Tim Hamlett's Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 30th 2008, 12:00am by Tim Hamlett

    ... Tim Hamlett A veteran journalist and Baptist University academic, Tim looks at the issues facing the city. E-mail him at hamlett@hkbu.edu.hk I am not going to repeat that old joke about the Jockey Club being part of the Hong Kong government- perhaps the most powerful part- but, really, this body is occasionally very tactless, to put it mildly. When the club announced in September ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/624811/tim-hamletts-hong-kong
  10. Tim Hamlett's Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Tim Hamlett

    ... Tim Hamlett A veteran journalist and Baptist University academic, Tim looks at the issues facing the city. E-mail him at hamlett@hkbu.edu.hk The man who said the law was an ass was a comfortable member of the middle class. If I remember correctly, the phrase is attributed to a Dickens character who had just lost a civil case. Those who dwell in humbler circumstances do not find ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/623987/tim-hamletts-hong-kong

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