Month: December 2017

2017 – the way & getting out of it

Strolling the English countryside with a friend and dog is always uplifting. She’s been doing some amazing taekwondo coaching sessions with refugees this year. It’s always useful to learn about other humanitarian and development projects which make a lot of noise but don’t achieve…

Pathetic propaganda from a pathetic government

BBC dutifully reporting the Conservative propaganda (Dunkirk film is on TV this Christmas) about a Russian ship being escorted in the channel.  The propagandists never sleep and never take a holiday. More Cold War-style fake news, rehashed, reheated and imposed on the British public…

Christmas selection packs,The taste of the countryside – selection pack

Temporarily reunited with a television and newspaper. The news that Cadbury (now with American owners) is dropping a classic – fudge bar and replaced with an inferior US biscuit bar from the chocolate Christmas selection packs, which are a treat that have passed through generations…

Seasons Greetings – something different

I may be online on and off over the holidays due to various commitments but for today at least… My uncle isn’t just an outstandingly talented musician, writer, conductor but also music teacher throughout his career. In theory he moved out to Portugal for…

Russia resources in English at Roehampton University

There are over 1000 including some physics, engineering articles as well as resources relevant to our university departments (Life Sciences, Psychology, Education, Business, Law, Dance, Drama, Theatre, Performing Arts, Humanities, English & Creative Writing, Social Sciences, Media, Journalism). Due to limited time, have picked…

Human Performance and Health podcast 2: Diet, Exercise and Diabetes Risk – avoid the confusion

Podcast no. 2 is now up and it’s a fantastic conversation between Dr Duane Mellor and Dr Richard Mackenzie. There is tons of useful information about carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Mixcloud or Website (with transcript) One of Dr Richard Mackenzie’s students – Fulvia is…

GDPR and data protection links

Have just posted in a forum and adding here too. There was a good discussion at the London Moodle user group meeting this week about GDPR, Moodle and other technologies that capture user data / profiling. There seems to be ‘creative tension’ as one…