Month: July 2017

End of social media finally coming 

Twitter shows its Google influence by marketing crap at every opportunity and Facebook has very little space to grow. As Silicon Valley and it’s alternatives in other countries keep churning out meaningless technologies in exchange for selling personal data that was never agreed to,…

lavender final final update

It’s been a really busy weekend, busiest they have had since the project started. We ran out of lavender bread, meringues, biscuits, soap (not edible) which hasn’t happened before. Earliest visitors on Saturday: So lovely to see people of all ages coming in, bringing…

Supporting learning tech research at University of Roehampton update

The issue:  At a Life Sciences away-afternoon we were looking at learning technology assessment research from another university. Staff are enthusiastic about pilots and experiments but they already have challenging teaching and research commitments. What we’re doing: I met with our academic lead and…

Commute Survival 1: Book recommendations

And a joke from a friend – the train ‘wife’ of the guards on Southern trains – the female automated announcement service “Welcome to the….the next stop is…you are in carriage x of x”  Apparently she is known in the trade as Sonya because…

Russia #4 Dr Marcus Papadopolous, Icarus film (not related)

This is a really good summary of Russia – US relations by Dr Papadopolous in a presentation to the House of Lords The Icarus film was at London Sundance recently. I haven’t seen it but it appears on twitter that like with many views…

Water sanitation intro video published by IIT Madras

Doing some homework so that I will ask my SME less questions for the People’s Uni ooc and keep things flowing in next meeting – probably late August. In the video Professor Venkobachar briefly mentions John Snow and his work mapping cholera to water…

Fight training day tomorrow 

Had a good chat with Master Worsfold today – I’m making really good progress but due to injuries & only sparring once a week if that, am still way off the pace. May fight tomorrow but will see. It’s great to be even having…