Month: June 2018

22 June – Day of Memory and Grief

I’ve nearly finished reading Svetlana Alexievich – The Unwomanly Face of War. It is harrowing, it also provides a window into grief, hatred, suffering told through many memories and the memories of those who can’t speak about them but they are still present. “And…

Updates – various

Piano teaching – good, now starting to read sheet music without lettering. I skipped over various notation so will find a practice quiz. Once they are happy with reading, will also work on fingering. Taekwondo – practice fight day this Sunday, will probably be…

Web, video conferencing with interactive screen software

After hearing about the Microsoft Surface interaction last week at the NHS-HE forum I decided to play around with one of our portable whiteboards which we use in the labs.We managed a successful test. This means that students can interact with someone or something…

Art Open Studios

The next two weekends are artists open studios where members of the public can wander into studios, see art, art in progress. Some artists do it to encourage people to join their classes or but art, others do for fun. Carshalton – CAOS http://www.carshaltonartists.com…

Lavender update

Kids growing up fast. Two random ones speeding into summer ahead of the rest. Bees happy.

Universal healthcare – reading the small print

Baba presented at #KeepourNHSpublic AGM today with an informed international health policy overview. A useful reminder that ‘universal health coverage’ is a term that’s useful in some ways but continues to be hijacked since the 1980s by those who want to profit from health…

Art Therapy end of year student exhibition

There was a mini internal end of year exhibition for students studying arts therapy on our campus yesterday. I know next to nothing about art therapy but doing some prep work with a colleague for a couple of projects at the mo ment.

Taekwondo update

I visited a club in South London tonight to resolve the insurance issue so that I can be more formal with the staff wellbeing programme. So a positive step forward as my 8am staff session does not clash with his taekwondo students lives –…

International Journal for Alternative Energy and Ecology – Russian and English

http://www.isjaee.com/jour “The journal is intended for specialists in the area of physico-mathematical, engineering, and chemical sciences and is published twice a month. 4 new issues of the journal come out every two months.” For example, searching under ‘renewable energy sources’ brings http://www.isjaee.com/jour/search?subject=%22renewable%20energy%20sources%22 For water…

Roehampton, Kingston, Sheen loop via Richmond Park

If you want a peaceful stroll through Richmond Park on a sunny Sunday morning, don’t attempt to walk the Tamsin trail mid morning Roehampton gate – Kingston gate as I did. Have only cycled it before several years ago and it now appears to…

Museum of Water and Steam

One day the water sanitation module will emerge but in the meantime some history collecting. It’s £12.50 adult entrance £16.50 for multiple entry over a year, but it’s steam engine heaven for those that like and lots to do.

SEDA possible action plan

We had to write one for the portfolio, these are all going to be small projects if implemented. Chatbots in education: As an online learning specialist, I continue to investigate several aspects of blended learning. I am currently working with a researcher in Psychology…