Trip to Brazil with a Hasty End

The magnificent beach at Maracaipe (see below) In March this year I made a trip with my partner Clarice (who is Brazilian) to Brazil, partly to see her family and friends but also for a holiday. The aim was to spend most of the time in or near Recife in northeast Brazil and then finishContinue reading “Trip to Brazil with a Hasty End”

Reserve a Place for Someone this Christmas

£28.87 can reserve a place for someone this Christmas “Thousands of people will be without a home this Christmas and are in urgent need of the unique package of support that Crisis offers. Your £28.87 can reserve a place for someone this Christmas and introduce them to the education, training and support to help endContinue reading “Reserve a Place for Someone this Christmas”

Revisiting Imperial College London

The main entrance to Imperial College London Recently I went to Imperial College to hear an Athena lecture by Margaret Heffernan on Scientific Leadership. This lecture is given annually by a prominent female scientist or entrepreneur to celebrate the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and medicine. It should be on YouTube soon and I’llContinue reading “Revisiting Imperial College London”

Famous Physicists At Cambridge

St John’s College at Cambridge (UK) I recently paid a visit to St John’s College at Cambridge (see above). One evening we had dinner in the impressive Great Hall. Afterwards I took at the look at the portraits on the walls of past Fellows. Paul Dirac, Fellow of St John’s I knew that Paul Dirac (oneContinue reading “Famous Physicists At Cambridge”

Gerald Scarfe Touring Exhibition

View from inside the Winchester Discovery Centre Whilst visiting Winchester on the weekend, I called into the Discovery Centre (aka the old city library reimagined) for a look around. They had an exhibition of some of the works of Gerald Scarfe, who is mainly known as a political cartoonist (see below). Political cartoon by Gerald ScarfeContinue reading “Gerald Scarfe Touring Exhibition”

Trip to Cadiz and Gran Canaria

View from the Tavira Tower showing Cadiz Cathedral Looking at my blog, the last post was quite a while ago, about 3 months in fact. A lot has happened in between, however I’m now hoping to get back to writing on a more regular basis particularly as quite a few interesting topics have cropped up.Continue reading “Trip to Cadiz and Gran Canaria”

The Football Pitch

Posted just because I liked it, such an impressive and unusual photo. From the Guardian: This is Henningsvær, population 460, although during September the number of people on this remote speck of land off north-west Norway will swell to 5,000 as artists and visitors arrive for the Lofoten International Art Festival (Liaf), Norway’s longest-running arts biennial. Drawings,Continue reading “The Football Pitch”

The Millau Bridge And Montpellier

The Millau Viaduct Recently I took a short break to the south-west of France, flying Bristol to Beziers. The benefit of small airports, apart from cheap flights, is that you’re both on and off very quickly! We planned to take a look at the famous Millau Bridge (more precisely a viaduct) but didn’t have timeContinue reading “The Millau Bridge And Montpellier”