|Born||March 27, 1935|
|Hometown||Hampstead, United Kingdom|
|Spouse||Isla Blair (m 1968 - present) , Isla Blair (m 1966 - present) , Eileen Atkins (m 1957 - 1966)|
|Parents||Gordon Glover , Honor Wyatt|
‘I’m shedding tears of rage!’ How the Tories’ ‘war on nature’ outraged everyone from the RSPB to farmers
- Liz Truss’s ministers seem determined to rip up environmental protections. But they’re facing resistance from an extraordinary alliance of wildlife charities and green-minded Conservatives
- NewsThe Guardian
English cities could be given national park status under new proposalsGovernment body Natural England is considering move in response to Glover report on protected landscapes London’s Hampstead Heath. The city is the only one in England so far to be awarded what is currently an informal status. Photograph: Guy Bell/Rex/ShutterstockThanks for your feedback!
- NewsThe Telegraph
Farmers will be paid to provide walkers with better access to their land and preserve cultural heritage, the Government will announce on Thursday, as it promises “a new chapter” for England’s national parks. As part of a shake-up of the way England's natural beauty spots are managed, the Environment Secretary will outline plans for extending protections across the landscape. Two new areas of outstanding beauty will be considered for creation in the Yorkshire Wolds and Cheshire Sandstone Ridge, tThanks for your feedback!
- NewsEvening Standard
We are experiencing an exceptional historical period. It affects the heart of London and cities of all sizes in a world that has become urban.This great metropolis is under strain and we do not yet know for how long. The clearest lesson is that we have to rethink our ways of life, of production, of consumption, of travel.Thanks for your feedback!
- EntertainmentEvening Standard
Brexit is coming closer — and I am finding it hard not to say: “I told you so.”Checks on borders, inflated costs, decreased trade, a potential upsurge in immigration from other countries, increased travel insurance — I can’t help but think that it’s going to be an absolute muddle just like our handling of coronavirus.Thanks for your feedback!
- NewsEvening Standard
As Julian Glover laid bare in yesterday’s Standard [Comment], our creative sector is facing grave existential challenges. While UK venues continue to explore how to get back to what we do best, we urgently need government support to allow us to reopen more fully.At the Southbank Centre, we’ve facilitated remote workshops for people with dementia; we’ve launched Art by Post nationwide for isolated and vulnerable people; and soon, our 11-acre site will become an outdoor gallery, free for all, showThanks for your feedback!
- LifestyleEvening Standard
It’s reassuring to find an MP with some cultural nous. Interviewed by Julian Glover about the arts crisis, Oliver Dowden, the Culture Secretary, cited three composers: Elgar, Mahler and Wagner. They’re an intriguing trio, of expansive soundworlds and belief in art as a social catalyst. Mahler is particularly apt. He would have responded well to lockdown, composing at a social distance in his huts in the countryside, but he also wasn’t afraid of the big scale.In 1910, when cholera was still a freThanks for your feedback!
- TechnologyEvening Standard
As the Covid outbreak grinds on, the UK Government is creating the unfortunate impression that it is not certain what it wants. The public know and understand the Government will make mistakes and has to put out multiple messages. On the one hand there is the essential message “stay at home”; on the other, necessary talk of “five tests” that might unlock a return to normality.What is not inevitable is blurred messaging. Some ministers seem to be briefing about a relatively rapid return to “businThanks for your feedback!
- NewsEvening Standard
Your Leader (April 3) highlighted the vital role that spaces like Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park play in these times of physical and social distancing.More than half the area of this great capital is made up of parkland. It serves as the city’s green lungs and provides spaces where we can safely reconnect with the outside world not just for our physical welfare but also our mental well-being.Thanks for your feedback!
- PoliticsEvening Standard
Anxious about climate change? And what about the state of the Union? Here's how the Conservative Party's stunning election victory will affect them...Will the Union hold? (AFP via Getty Images) Scotland has just voted SNP but Johnson will say no to a second independence referendum north of the border. Expect a scrappy, noisy row but no vote soon.Thanks for your feedback!
- ScienceThe Telegraph
Every child in Britain must spend a night under the stars as too many have lost touch with nature, government warned
Every child in Britain must spend a night under the stars because far too many have lost touch with nature, a major government review has advised.Thanks for your feedback!