This particular session was a revelation, bringing me up sharp and causing me to re-evaluate my own place in the education system that has had such a big impact on my personal development, my aspirations, my lived existence. I learnt that all education is political, suffused with power and authority and all its reinforcing symbols - and I made instant connections with my own school and work rebellions - appropriate celebrity biog chapter: the troubled years. But, no, not troubled, rather appalling, wasteful, cruel - and it still goes on, the schools turning out drones for uninspiring, insecure and even dangerous work while the state elite nurture their children for the boss class.
In short, a few rather intense hours on a saturday have changed the way I see the world. Mr Lennon knew: