Bearr Trust annual lecture: Russia – the power of a narrative – Arkady Ostrovsky 

There are no thoughts from me in the talk /Q&A section below, just notes of his lecture and discussion. I don’t agree with his views on Putin and...

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Mega Kickathon Fundraiser for Grenfell Tower

Created by Kensington Taekwondo chief instructor who so far knows of children from his club who have sadly lost their lives and children who have lost their parents....

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Carshalton Lavender & field history 

It originally flourished in Sutton / Carshalton / Wallington / Mitcham as London grew, sewage grew and lavender seemed to grow well with sewage!  One of the original...

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Outraged about treatment of Russians 1 year on

It’s about a year since I first became aware of the flawed WADA investigation and the appalling political gestures in Russia’s direction. I tried to set up a...

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Iftar at Sutton Islamic Centre

We went tonight and shared a wonderful chat and meal with our local Muslim community.  The local Islamic Centre has had some trouble recently with the rise in...

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Russian Tech day – London Tech Week

Some very smart Russian expertise – 1 short panel and 8 startups who got 5 mins each for their pitch. https://www.evernote.com/shard/s340/sh/0ec83dc4-ec24-41af-9f67-83dd8b3a49c9/6981677a25b8ca080e7d109e84a14d20

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Life in London blogs

Here’s some local blogs giving insight into everyday London life or recommendations and also a friend’s site: LondonforFree There is also London bloggers directory which you can search for blogs by...

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Conversational UI elements

This is preparation for a module at Roehampton which will probably be in spring 2018. As referenced previously Conversational UI project and the case study. These both show...

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Putin documentary, I hope Oliver Stone succeeds in his goal of generating discussion 

I don’t want to use this blog to talk about the Russian president or repeat previous thoughts, so will be quite brief. I haven’t watched yet but will,...

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Force in Systema and force in taekwondo 

More experienced taekwondo practitioners than me would not notice this probably. We did one step sparring drills and I was unusually with another black belt so we attempted...

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