Archive for August, 2009

Not Waving But Drowning

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

I was just reading Stevie Smith’s poem Not Waving But Drowning. You can hear Stevie Smith talking about and reading the poem on the poetry archive. The poem is a thoughtful comment on the pretence of life and perhaps a statement on our time. Are we waving or drowning? “I read about a man getting […]

Hugs, human voice simulators and totem poles in Cambridge

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

I was in the Archelology and Anthropology museum the other day and say some fabulous art work tucked away in a corner upstairs. There were some Ceramic Cast Hugs by Bonnie Kemske and a sound and movement device entitled Vox Theremin by Micheal Markert. Worth popping in to have a look at the art and […]

Following in Darwin’s footsteps

Friday, August 7th, 2009

The Clipper Stad Amsterdam is leaving port soon and departing on a journey that follows the path of the Beagle to the Galapagos Islands. Find out more here.

Busy with meetings and exploring the pubs of Cambridge

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

After a long week at work it was a bit of a relief to have a quiet evening on Friday. Will and Ella came up on Saturday and I got to wander all round Cambridge with them. We popped into the Green Dragon for a summer drink and then walked along the river and round […]