I have never wanted to be an ‘expert’ or specialist in any shape or form.
All I’ve ever wanted to be is a good All Rounder.
Thus I have focused all of my self education activities.to that end.
That includes what I might read, or viewed in the many museums and art galleries which I visited over the years.
Such visits are also my idea of fun.
In my younger days I was lucky enough to pay ahort visis to such places at the British Museum, National Gallery, and National Portrait Gallery during my lunch breaks.
Plus spend my time browsing within both radical bookshops, and all the ones along the Charing Cross Road.
Spending much of my life working within libraries has also contributed towards my self education.
I also enjoy public talks on the few occasions when they occur.
Understand all of that and you will get a good idea about how my thinking goes.
Now that I’m retired I would of liked to spend some of my time in undertaking an adult education course. Though that has become much more difficult to do as many of these day courses have been cut, while I’m spending a lot of my time engaged in Campaigning activities.
Museums, Art Galleries, and Libraries are essential if we wish to create a very knowledgeable society.
Every cut to them is something which harms us all.
This needs to be said time & time & time again.