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I don't know what I may seem to the world, but as to myself, I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Isaac Newton

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25/03/2020:

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Baildon Bank
A walk uphill

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23/02/2020:

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St. Catharine's College
Cambridge
Reeds
Cycling in the south Fens

19/03/2020:

A review of The Fens by Francis Pryor 4

"Francis Pryor is a former archaelogist, well-known in the UK for his regular appearances on the television show Time Team. His most famous project was the excavation of Flag Fen, a large Bronze Age site to the east of Peterborough..." More


17/03/2020:

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Something's burning
West Yorkshire

09/03/2020:

Teesdale
Teesdale

23/02/2020:

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Cathedral
Ely
Castle mound and wall
Clare

09/02/2020:

  • A review of Strong Imagination by Daniel Nettle 3

    "Behavioural scientist Daniel Nettle begins this book with a quotation from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream": Q::The lunatic, the lover, and the poet
    Are of imagination all compact. The idea that madness and creativity are connected is an ancient one, and in Strong Imagination Nettle investigates the connection in the light of modern scientific and anthropological evidence..." More

  • Guest review: Murder on the Malta Express by Carlo Bonini, Manuel Delia and John Sweeney 4

    "More than two years have passed since the heinous murder of the Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Despite the early arrest of three suspects, thought to be the perpetrators of the deed, rather than the brains behind it, nobody has been brought to trial..." More

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Gunpowder Park
Gunpowder Park. Dangerous!
One of the school buildings
Ely. Overcast.
Subsidence
Lidgate. Abstemious (in the 15th Century).
Churchyard
Swaffham Prior
Cathedral from Stowe Pool. Courtesy of L
Lichfield. Nostalgic.

31/01/2020:

A review of Aap Slaat Maat (The Evolving Animal Orchestra) by Henkjan Honing 4

"Human beings are the only animals that make music, but something in our biological evolution must have laid the groundwork for our ability. Charles Darwin wrote, "The perception, if not the enjoyment, of musical cadences and of rhythm is probably common to all animals, and no doubt depends on the common physiological nature of their nervous systems." Was he right? Henkjan Honing, a cognitive scientist in the field of musical perception, followed up Darwin's conjecture..." More


24/01/2020:

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March-May 1991

20/01/2020:

Palace House. Built for Charles II, doncha know
Newmarket
Path, reeds
Fens

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