[AUDIO] Thought of the Day 07/02/14

listen to ‘Thought of the Day 07/02/14’ on Audioboo For Inspirational Breakfast, Premier Radio: Thought of the Day I was fascinated to see that on this day in 1965, someone thought that it was worth recording that George Harrison (of the Beatles fame) had his tonsils removed. God, however, does care about all the little Continue Reading →

#TimetoTalk with Historian Barbara Taylor

In the Times Higher Education today there’s an interview with Barbara Taylor, a historian who is the subject of The Last Asylum. “By the time Eve was published in 1983,” she recalls when we meet at a cafe near her home in Crouch End, “I was incapable of doing any sustained work. I struggled on, the next project flowed so Continue Reading →

[AUDIO] Thought of the Day 06/02/14

listen to ‘Thought of the Day 06/02/14’ on Audioboo Today happens to be 62nd anniversary of the ascension of Queen Elizabeth II to the British throne. Further back in time, on this date in 1918 – Britain granted women, aged 30 & over, the vote. A poster as part of the suffragette campaign highlighted how Continue Reading →

[AUDIO] Thought of the Day 04/02/14

listen to ‘Thought for the Day 04/02/14’ on Audioboo Today’s events in history are a little more depressing. On this day in history, in 1933, in Germany, President Von Hindenbrg limited the freedom of the press, part of the journey towards the same date in 1938 when Adolf Hitler seized control of the German Army Continue Reading →

Art and Technology: Can they work together?

Interesting piece from the Guardian: Technology and art have enjoyed a tempestuous relationship over the years. Fine art purists have demonstrated a wary scepticism towards the use and abuse of new technologies, and tech-heads have been staunchly resistant to art’s whimsical influence. But as the pressing issues of privacy and identity, addiction and dependency, and Continue Reading →

[AUDIO] Thought of the Day 03/02/14

listen to ‘Thought for the Day 03/02/14’ on Audioboo Looking through this date in history, it’s a date scattered with disasters, including the Hawke’s Bay earthquake, New Zealand’s worst natural disaster in 1931, with 258 dead; a Baghdad market bombing in 2007 which killed at least 135 people, with hundreds more injured, and 33 people Continue Reading →