Despite William Blake’s exact resting place being recently identified in London’s Bunhill Fields, his old gravestone nearby remains a place of pilgrimage. Coins are regularly placed on it. J BASIRE, DEAL
We hear plenty about young people looking for jobs but being offered only work experience. There are laws, but exemptions make them easy to circumvent.
Older people are applauded for their wisdom and hands-on experiences, but invited to share them freely. At least Ben Whittaker, played by Robert De Niro in
The Intern, was a volunteer, an executive bored by retirement.
But retired teachers, businessmen and assorted professionals know the mantra. It is a contemptible practice that will stop only when young and old say no. Don’t hold your breath. COLIN RANDALL