Archive for the 'Education' Category

Richard III – Free Online Course

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Leicester University have launched a free online course all about Richard III so proud is it of the King they found in a car park. It’s fantastic to see universities opening their doors to the public and offering free education. The Leicester course is in collaboration with Futurelearn an organisation that has the sole aim […]

Tall Tales with Marvellous Mike Gowar

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

It’s the third day in a row I’ve been to the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and why not I say. It’s only just reopened – Friday say the first day – some of you may have spotted the new entrance on Downing Street decorated with balloons. Today I was lured there by a storytelling […]

A dreamy mild November

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

It’s been a remarkably mild November. The fireworks on Midsummer Common on the 5th were of course lovely. Kate and I avoided the crowds quite successfully and still got a super view. We even managed to get a drink, though not a seat, afterwards in the Free Press. We had the second ever meeting of […]

A trip to Lord’s Bridge

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Today being a Sunday and there not being a whole lot of stuff to do, Tim took us to Lord’s Bridge to show us round the telescopes there. He took advantage of it being a friends and family day so we got a guided tour of the site by Rosie, Bodie and for some of […]

A lecture on the daric and walk in the Botanicals

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

This cold weather has preserved little patches of crisp white snow everywhere, so cycling around outside feels very scenic. Today was a day of crisp fresh air and frozen water. I cycled to the Fitz to attend a talk by Dr Adrian Popescu from the Department of Coins & Medals on the ancient coinage of […]

Time at the Fitz: Dr Winifred Lamb and the Shahnameh

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Darkness creeps in at four o’clock everyday and I really wouldn’t mind hibernating around about now. Yoga was tough on Monday evening – fun at the time but afterwards the aches kick in! We had a new teacher – Paula – who had a very fluid style and we moved from position to position as […]

Lunctime talks at the Fitz

Friday, November 19th, 2010

I have had a super week cycling to the FitzWilliam for their lunchtime talks. On Tuesday I went to panel discussion in gallery 3 at the FitzWilliam which focused on sculpture and commerce. Chaired by Tom Flynn the panellists Nick Turvey, Timothy Potts, Adriana Turpin and Josh Lilley were all discussing if art had sold […]

Discovering John Clare at the Festival of Ideas 2010

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

The Festival of Ideas started on Wednesday and I started off well by going to a lecture on poetry that very evening. It’s always so much easier to understand a poem when someone else has done all the research for you. My favourite poem was Clock-O’-Clay by John Clare and I now have the music […]

Sunday

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

I’m sipping tea in the Arts Picture House and enjoying their very free internet. Nothing like cafe living! It’s a very calm place and I’m sitting at the back surveying the people and wondering if I can write something fantastic for the next Free Inkers meeting next week. The cafe is like a huge film […]

Make the world a better place

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

After an afternoon spent exploring Grenoble I came across the Bibliothèque d’étude et d’information. The sixth floor of the building is a wonderful library complete with solid wooden tables and those tiny library card drawers which makes you feel you’ve stepped back in time 50 years. To bring you back into the present the place […]