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Could this "constitutional crisis" be a catalyst for #IndyRef2

(Remember The Vow?)

“For too long we have been a passively tolerant society saying to our citizens: as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone.”

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The Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Announce 2015 Shortlist

As much as I enjoy reading my way through the BBC Big Read, dedicating so much of my reading list to the list of both classics and contemporary greats often leaves me feeling slightly out of touch with the latest releases. 156 more words

Book Blog

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: 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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