Category Archives: Excitement

Patrick Moore: a life of learning and inspiration

It was a long journey to school, by car, then train and, finally, a walk. In winter months, for added adventure and to uphold the somewhat antiquated view of building character, we still wore shorts, leading to the little known … Continue reading

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Curious? The point of pointless learning

I have never met a squid. I’ve never eaten one either. My acquaintance with cephalopods of any description is cursory. And yet i find my self reading a book about them. Curious. It’s not just limited to squid though. The … Continue reading

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Yo ho ho: Why it takes more than a parrot to become a pirate

There were a great variety of costumes on display this weekend at the Purbeck Folk Festival pirate themed saturday. Some shop bought wigs, hats, eye patches and beards (mine pre grown), but some clearly labours of love with jackets, treasure … Continue reading

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Breaking the rules: what we can learn from the thrill of the forbidden.

Roger Deakin wrote a beautiful book called Waterlog, his account of wild swimming through moats, rivers, lakes and tarns around the English landscape. His viewpoint, with his nose ploughing a furrow through the pondweed and tadpoles, viewing nature from a … Continue reading

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Cross pollination. Why generalising can be a great thing.

I’d have to throw my hands up to admit to being a generalist. I flit happily between disciplines, peeking over the edge of the abyss at the vast range of knowledge, picking out a few choice pieces, then retreating to … Continue reading

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“Beam me up”, but sign the disclaimer first. Why the future is more prosaic than i had anticipated.

I’m slightly disappointed with myself today. I seem to have grown up. When i was eight, i built a Tricorder, and it was pretty much the most exciting thing ever. (Note for the uninitiated: a Tricorder is the gadget that … Continue reading

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