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2018-12-11 18:36
Google today invites its users to explore The Girl with the Pearl Earring and other works by the Dutch Seventeenth Century painter Johannes Vermeer. The artist who once had to give&nbsp&hell…Read More
2018-12-10 20:20
I used to try to work out how many bales of hay or straw there might be in the load and then try to work out the cost per bale. It didn’t seem to make economic sense. How could any far… Read More
2018-12-09 20:15
Presenting the BBC Radio 2 traffic bulletin, Sally Boazman reported delays on the road between Brackley and Brackley. Realizing this must be an error, the presenter corrected it by saying th… Read More
2018-12-07 22:20
It was ninety-seven years ago yesterday that the Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed, a treaty that led to the establishment of an independent Ireland. Sometimes it seems that the fact of independ… Read More
2018-12-06 21:51
Writing the date on the whiteboard, I announced to the Year 11 group, “it’s Saint Nicholas’ Day.”They looked dubious, “isn’t that Christmas Day?” As… Read More
2018-12-05 19:53
On his drivetime radio programme, Steve Lamacq spoke about a substance that grew thicker as it was stretched, “Tomorrow’s Worldy sort of stuff,” he commented. Steve Lamacq… Read More
2018-12-04 21:55
A colleague spoke of an eleven year old son who wished to continue to believe in Santa Claus. It didn’t seem an unread thought, there are, of course, the physical science problems rela… Read More
2018-12-03 19:49
The playing of the piece began in 2001, it is scheduled to be completed in 2640. No, that is not a mistyped number, John Cage’s composition As Slow As Possible is intended to be played… Read More
2018-12-02 20:30
It was once said to me that as one grows older one becomes more and more concerned about less and less, perhaps it was an attempt at a explanation of the propensity of some older people to s… Read More

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