Our work/life cover story is illustrated by David Moore's photography. You may have seen other examples of Moore's work recently on billboards (the Diet Tango campaign - 'You need it because you're weak'). Sadly, those empty wrappers were not the genuine remnants of a photographer's binge but heavily stage-managed. Moore's work also appears in the Sunday Times, Independent on Sunday Review and Esquire, and his photos have been exhibited internationally.
'It isn't work that's the problem, it's jobs,' says Maureen Rice, who wrote the work/life cover story. 'Brits actually love to work - we almost fetishise it. Ironically, the structure of most companies just gets in the way of work.' She discovered that truth first-hand when she resigned as editor-in-chief at IPC Magazines to become a flexecutive, editing, writing and consulting. The best thing about her new life? 'Working in pyjamas. It's the new power dressing. The more successful you are, the less you need all that Gucci nonsense.'
The Right Hon member for Wokingham and recently appointed head of the Tories' parliamentary campaigns unit has rarely been out of the newspapers - moving in and out of the cabinet and, more recently, the shadow cabinet.
But he found time to review Lord Howell's book The Edge of Now. Redwood, a former banker (at Rothschilds) and policy wonk (10 Downing Street) is no mean writer himself, having penned Our Currency, Our Country and The Death of Britain?
Our education debate this month features two distinguished academics.
Dr David Faulkner, who is Official Student (Tutorial Fellow) at Christ Church, and a lecturer in Management Studies (Strategic Management) at the Said Business School, Oxford University. Faulkner is an economist by background who carries out management consulting and lecturing activities in both the public and private sectors. He argues that a business degree is the best start to a business career. This view is countered by ...
- ... Charlotte Roueche, a Classicist by training, whose studies took her to Cambridge, Paris and Washington. She worked for almost three years as a civil servant, in the Home Office, before being lured back to academia.
Since 1984 she has taught Classical and Byzantine Greek at King's College, London. In the debate, Roueche puts forward the view that a broader-based, non-vocational education - such as a degree in Classics - is ideal preparation for a business career.
Another of our illustrators, Adrian Johnson, is quite the metropolitan fashion icon. He rides a 1964 Lambretta (when it hasn't broken down again in heavy traffic or heavy rain, or both) to and from his studio in, yes, 'cool' Clerkenwell. (Non-London residents may like to know that this is one of those once-grotty, now exorbitant areas that characterise the capital.) Adrian has asked us to point out that he is single, with good prospects and a good sense of humour. Oh, and he's single (have we said that already?).