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2019-10-17 10:34
BANKING BY STICKIt is hard to believe that for hundreds of years the national method of accounting carried out by the London Treasurer consisted of taking a length of wood and cracking it in… Read More
500 Years Of Leonardo
2019-04-29 22:13
THE DEATH OF A GENIUS, THE BIRTH OF A LEGENDOn the 500 year anniversary of Leonardo’s death, we are drawn to re-imagine the scene in the chateau of Amboise where he died in 1519, recum… Read More
Other People's Gods - Cronus
2018-12-23 08:54
The Greek and Roman God of Time was Cronus. The Ancient Romans saw the wandering stars or planets as gods, although apparently only five planets were known to them at the time: Mercury, Venu… Read More
Other People's Gods - Terminus
2018-11-07 08:33
Terminus, the Roman god of milestones, must have seemed a fairly useful god. He was the god of boundary markers, and he appears as a human head and bust on top of a column of stone: a deity… Read More
Other People's Gods - Thor
2018-08-26 12:39
When the Vikings crossed the northern seas to England, they took their gods with them. Thor, the warrior god of thunder, slayer of giants, would have been an inspiration to the Viking warrio… Read More
A Sketch Of Leonardo
2018-06-05 08:17
Leonardo da Vinci was a major player in the evolution of human understanding. Few men incarnated such a strong, early connection between art and science as he did, and yet Leonardo painted r… Read More
2018-05-07 05:37
As an idea, revolution is an inflammatory concept. It sets in motion violent change, irrespective of the outcome. Most famous of all revolutions was the French Revolution of 1789. It was not… Read More
A Short History Of Ideas - Race
2018-03-23 08:06
The idea of race is dangerous. It has become taboo to talk about people belonging to a particular race because it opens the door to racism, one of the greatest insults of the 21st century. B… Read More
A Short History Of Ideas - Prophecy
2018-01-20 07:51
The word prophecy goes back a long way. It has its roots in the astronomy and astrology of ancient Mesopotamia, the cradle of civilisation. Almost as soon as we learned how to write, we lear… Read More

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