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Reading Challenge - Non-fiction books on World Issues

Bit by bit I’m working out where I’m going with this reading challenge. I’m caught between the joy of making lists with all the control freakery involved in advance planning and the equal and opposite joy of setting off on an unknown path and seeing what delights fall at my feet as I journey. 313 more words

Reading Challenge

Problem Solving

If you have a lot of problems to solve should you start with solving the easiest ones first and then work on harder ones until you get to the hardest problem, or should you start with the hardest problem and work down the last until you get to the easiest problem? 340 more words

Climate Change

Shami Chakrabarti talk in The Great Hall Alleyns School Thursday 21st May 7.30pm

Dulwich Books of West Dulwich is thrilled to host a talk with Shami Chakrabarti in The Great Hall of Alleyns School. 

Booking opens at 17.30 on Friday 27th February. 275 more words


Shami Chakrabarti: The First Woman Chancellor of Essex

Yesterday evening I was given the opportunity to attend a public discussion between Vice-Chancellor Professor Anthony Forster and newly appointed Chancellor Ms Shami Chakrabarti about her rich and wide spanning career as well as her reasons for choosing Essex University and accepting the… 253 more words

The University Of Essex

Inspiration from the Living. Heroes 2015

From Albrecht Dürer to Kurt Cobain, I often talk about people who have inspired me. I realised recently that this very rarely includes people who are still alive today. 642 more words

Alanis Morissette

"What if someone thought Religion was inherently ridiculous and decided to set out and mock it? - Stewart Lee

Probably this best 38 minutes you’ll ever watch on the subject of how religions deal with criticism?

“What if someone thought Religion was inherently ridiculous and decided to set out and mock it?” – Stewart Lee…

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Thoughts On Liberty

Image: Vintage Telephone by Daniel St. Pierre

I attended a very interesting lecture yesterday at Morley College called ‘On Liberty’ by Shami Chakrabarti (which, since it only cost a mere penny as part of the ‘Penny Lecture’ series, was partly a shameless plug for Chakrabarti’s new book, of the same title). 586 more words