This area of the website contains various interesting, amusing and/or thought provoking material that hasn't got an obvious home elsewhere in the website.


You might like to begin by reading some Useful Quotations before writing or saying something about the civil service.


This Section contains various tongue-in-cheek advice about working in the UK Civil Service.

Role Models

Click here to read about some interesting and influential civil servants.

And follow this link to read about some amazing women civil servants.

Other Bits and Pieces

A note about civil servants and others speaking out - i.e. publicising their personal views when (maybe) they shouldn't.

Jo Moore and Martin Sixsmith - Friction between a Special Adviser and her department's Head of Communications

A note explaining the background to the death of Dr David Kelly.

Rebuilding Trust - a 2007 article by ex-Cabinet Secretary Lord Wilson, and readers' generally critical comments.

The Civil Service Rifles in the Great War



Martin Stanley

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