SUZAN ARI -In a Visionary Educator's Nationally Motivating Her Appreciable Role

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Suzan Ari A Great Helper to a Great Educator (1927 - 2002)

“…loss of valued Suzan Ari we are grieving” (Salih Cosar –Leader Democrat Party [Minister for Economy kktc] ~in ’Halkin Sesi’ -26 Nov. 2002)

Premier of Nth. Cyprus attended her funeral.. from Canada university education staff to others inrepparttar USA &repparttar 109392 UK who as ‘auntie’ referred to her poured in messages, including from persons knighted by Britain to representingrepparttar 109393 nation in Europe, of commiseration…

Suzan Ari, inrepparttar 109394 cultural and social development ofrepparttar 109395 Cypriot was a great helper inrepparttar 109396 efforts of her late husband Orhan Seyfi Ari “whose mark onrepparttar 109397 nation’s history of education is not a small one”.

Asrepparttar 109398 Greek and Turkish Cypriot pupils of her husband and many people ofrepparttar 109399 British Colony of Cyprus Orhan Ari’s efforts, so did many fromrepparttar 109400 later Republic of and still laterrepparttar 109401 Northern Republic of Cyprus remember and appreciate Suzan Ari’s help in those efforts to educate, modernize, a society previously resisting or helpless in cultural progress.

She was born in Morphou –where after her compulsory education and training as dress-maker underrepparttar 109402 British system of apprenticeships and self-education in Turkish and Greek comtemporary literature and with an avid interest in current affairs (perhaps resulting from her father Mr. Uney’s social activities as a successful businessman and local community leader in central Nicosia –the capital) she was one ofrepparttar 109403 very first to show with her husband (Mr. Ari -a young idealist teacher) in 1941repparttar 109404 courage ofrepparttar 109405 conviction that, while there was nothing wrong withrepparttar 109406 Cypriot Turkish and Greek custom of dowries, marriage should be for love.

In Nicosia, duringrepparttar 109407 intercommunal troubles, inrepparttar 109408 salaryless and food-rationless days fromrepparttar 109409 1960s, she fed many an immigrant villager guest of her husband’s, stood by him unlike many not to emmigrate...

The English were always Philistines, Sir Roy!

Written by John Lynch

The English were always Philistines, Sir Roy!

Sir Roy Strong,repparttar eminent English historian and former director ofrepparttar 109391 Victoria and Albert Museum in London, has ridiculedrepparttar 109392 television programme ‘I'm a celebrity... Get me out of Here!' in a recent article in ‘The Daily Mail'.

"It made we feel utterly ashamed to be British", he lamented. For those of you lucky enough not to know what this programme is about, let me explain. It chooses a number of celebrities and puts them in an artificial situation. Inrepparttar 109393 latest series they were dropped inrepparttar 109394 Australian jungle and put through a number of ordeals such as having insects poured on their heads! As always there was a mixture of personalities withrepparttar 109395 emphasis on young people ofrepparttar 109396 opposite sex being together. These could be relied on to use bad language, take off most of their clothes or even have sex.

Sir Roy deplores that "the country of Purcell, Shakespeare, Isaac Newton and Winston Churchill had sunk so low. It's not just that so many people watched ‘I'm a Celebrity' (14 million) andrepparttar 109397 vacuous behaviour of its victims, but that they actually gloated over such puerile antics in their homes."

Although Sir Roy Strong is an eminent historian, it is difficult to understand his surprise at 14 million people gloating over this gibberish. When he refers to "the country of Purcell, Shakespeare, Isaac Newton" you have to giggle. When didrepparttar 109398 majority of English show any interest or love of Shakespeare (endured at school byrepparttar 109399 majority) orrepparttar 109400 classical music of Purcell orrepparttar 109401 scientific theories of Newton? Anyone with any acquaintance with English people will know that these arerepparttar 109402 interests ofrepparttar 109403 few, evenrepparttar 109404 elite.

This is preciselyrepparttar 109405 problem. Onrepparttar 109406 one hand we have an elite who enjoy these cultural pursuits, and onrepparttar 109407 otherrepparttar 109408 vast majority who are glued to their televisions watching ‘I'm a Celebrity' or soap operas such as ‘Eastenders'. However, as an historian I am sure Sir Roy is aware ofrepparttar 109409 origin of this problem inrepparttar 109410 educational system atrepparttar 109411 end ofrepparttar 109412 Victorian period.

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