Category Archives: Life

Posts predominantly related to Life.

Women and The Great War

When we think of The Great War, the role of women is an often forgotten element in comparison to the famous battlefields around the world.  However as the German leadership quickly stated, WW1 was a total war that required the … Continue reading

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The 30th Anniversary of The Great Storm of 1987

Anyone who lived through The Great Storm of 1987 isn’t likely to forget it in a hurry. It was almost a generation-defining moment the night when ships ran aground, London endured its first blackout since the Blitz, 18 people died … Continue reading

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Goodbye Christopher Robin Film Review

Every now and then you come across a film that you know will just turn out to be a classic even if it isn’t initially thought to be such.  I am one of the few who went to see Shawshank … Continue reading

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Did Babylonians Beat The Greeks To Trigonometry?

We’re all used to learning that it was the Ancient Greeks who invented (or inflicted for those of us who hate Maths) Trigonometry but recent evidence suggests that they may have been beaten to it those canny Babylonians. A 3,700-year-old clay … Continue reading

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Star Trek Discovery Review

It’s been 12 years since the last new Star Trek television episode was aired so it is with much excitement that I got my Netflix free month offer underway only to watch Star Trek: Discovery which is no doubt what … Continue reading

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How Star Trek revolutionised​ the modern world

Star Trek recently celebrated its 51st birthday and this week with the launch of Star Trek Discovery the mission to entertain and inspire continues with renewed vigor. The scientific inventions that we use on a daily basis inspired by WW2 … Continue reading

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Dr Samuel Johnson, his dictionary and quotes

It is 308 years since the birth of Samuel Johnson, who wrote the English language’s most comprehensive dictionary in the 1750s.  So this seems as good a time as any to express my utmost contrafibularities (see below) to the man … Continue reading

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