Outside the blogosphere Alex is a Professor of Public Policy and Head of the School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol.
In amidst the posts on the art of running lie a top-notch set of opinion pieces.
Betraying Alex's academic background, many of the posts are long, andanalytic, but no worse for that, given the quality of writing on display.
The author puts his interests in housing and welfare centre stage, though this is not the place to come for breaking news.
One has to appreciate the amazing regularity of posts, given the essay-length style of most of them. Nice looking, and with decent if hardly overwhelming functionality.
The blog is relatively new but certainly one to watch.
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