Tag Archives: History

Learning Science: a #WorkingOutLoud post

I started work today on the full Modern Learning Capability Programme, with the module on Learning Science. As part of #WorkingOutLoud, i am sharing this work here, although please note that this is still early stage, so not perfect. Specifically, … Continue reading

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Leadership Reflections from Apollo at 50: Part 2 – Storytelling

“Oh my God, look at that picture over there”, called out Bill Anders, crew member of Apollo 8. “What is is?” Asked Frank Borman, the mission Commander. “The earth coming up. Wow, is that pretty.”[1] Apollo was distinguished from earlier … Continue reading

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Reflections from Apollo at 50: Part 1 – Isolation

Michael Collins, piloting the lunar orbiter Columbia was, for a short time at least, the most isolated human in the universe. He orbited far from the Eagle, the spider like lander which Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were piloting to … Continue reading

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Switzerland: Trains of Rust and Power

In the goods yard at Tirano sits a steam train: it’s old, deeply rusted with holes poking through the ironwork, heated by the beating sun, each panel etched by lines of decay, flaked by time, remnant of a bygone age. … Continue reading

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A Legacy Of Tinted Earth

Memory is a story we evolve over time, writing and rewriting as age, detail and perspective change. Our memory is not perfect, but rather a narrative of coherence, a literary attempt to stitch together divergent aspects of our observed world. … Continue reading

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The Smell of Knowledge

I found myself in the library. Some twenty years after i was here last. Things have changed. I grew up with this library: adventure books with tigers and sharks, books about boats and adventure, maps and atlases, novels and dictionaries. … Continue reading

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New York: Juxtaposed

There’s an obsession with juxtaposition in New York: a co-created skyline that intersperses urban dereliction, industrial heritage, vanity architecture, functional service, tourist enchantment and dog walking in a complex narrative that weaves through Manhattan in a complex and ever evolving … Continue reading

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Castles in the Sky

I visited Corfe Castle over the weekend. It’s one of the most iconic landmarks we have: perched on a rocky outcrop, with commanding views of the landscape all round, it proved truly impenetrable during the Civil War, where it was … Continue reading

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States of Jersey: remnants of rust and relevance

I remember in an early episode of Band of Brothers, we see one of the young American soldiers taking a gun emplacement as they role into France: once the trench is secured, he drops a bag of dynamite down the … Continue reading

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The Shadow of Ritual

We’re working on a boat today, a Dutch barge, converted into a rather splendid houseboat. Four of us, coming together to share ideas in person, to co-create a story, to learn. This morning, we sat on deck, with a teapot … Continue reading

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