Tag Archives: Land Rover

Breaking down: what to learn from car problems

First day back from holiday and lots to do: with a busy day planned, it was with a slightly familiar sinking feeling that the car failed to move this morning. Well, it did move, but with the handbrake stuck on, … Continue reading

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Can you future proof learning? An exercise in futility

Regular readers will have met Herman before. He is my 1964 Land Rover campervan. Herman is many things: fun, lively and likely to grab attention wherever i stop. He is also desperately unreliable and impractical. In 1964 he was cutting … Continue reading

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Naming the thing: the importance of sharing understanding and checking it

It was a metallic ping that caught my attention: loud and clear, slightly worrying. I pulled over, but it took me a few minutes to spot the problem. Herman was built in 1964, a vintage Land Rover built in the … Continue reading

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Learning from our heritage: why valuing the past enriches the present.

I picked Herman up from the garage yesterday. At nearly fifty years old, he was certainly the odd one out on the forecourt, surrounded by gleaming Range Rovers and chunky Discoveries and Defenders. But he was the only one with … Continue reading

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The thing and the fear of the thing: why electricity may not be all that bad after all.

Herman was built in 1967, making him reassuringly older than me. He starts with a bang and a cloud of smoke, has a top speed of 40-45mph, depending how steeply you’re going downhill, and brakes that are, at best, optimistic. … Continue reading

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